Strikers fire Yellows to away victory


WARRINGTON Town ended a tricky week of away games with six points thanks to a 2-1 win at Coalville Town.

Strikers Steven Gillespie and Ciaran Kilheeney scored in either half as the Yellows kept up their chase for the play-off places with an away win for the second successive Saturday.

Manager Stuart Mellish will be pleased with six points from nine in the last week, including Tuesday’s narrow 1-0 defeat at Mickleover Sports.

Gillespie made a rare start for the Yellows, owing to the absence of Ben Deegan, who suffered a broken jaw in that defeat in Derbyshire in midweek.

It took just 15 minutes for the former Cheltenham and Colchester Football League man to break the deadlock, heading home from Scott Metcalfe’s free-kick.

Lewis Codling went closest to doubling the advantage, his shot well saved by Matt Coton, and the Yellows were forced to settle for a one goal lead at the break.

Gillespie nearly made it two shortly after the restart, lobbing the ball over Coton but just wide of the far post.

The points were seemingly made safe 15 minutes from time when captain Kilheeney scrambled home from close range after some poor defending by the home side.

But what perhaps should have been a comfortable victory ended with a frantic finish, after Massiah McDonald slotted home in injury time.

The Yellows held on though to secure their fifth victory of the season.

Warrington return to action at Cantilever Park on Tuesday (7.45pm), when they host local rivals Nantwich, before another home game against Corby Town next Saturday (3pm).

Kilheeney scores the second Picture John Hopkins

Kilheeney scores the second Picture John Hopkins


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