WARRINGTON Town fell to a 1-0 defeat to Padiham with a lacklustre display in their latest pre-season outing.
A largely forgettable contest was only livened up on occasion by Padiham front two Dominic Craig and Ben Ashton, with Craig scoring the only goal of the match on 18 minutes.
He finished well past Trialist A after Padiham had turned defence in to attack, robbing Bohan Dixon in a good position and then playing a long ball through the middle that split the Yellows defence.
The Yellows had a couple of first half chances, Josh Amis’ deflected shot well saved by the ‘keeper, who also did well to claw away Luke Duffy’s header from Jack Dunn’s right wing cross.
Padiham had a chance through Craig in the early stages of the second half, but the Yellows largely snuffed out their threat thereafter, though struggled to create chances of their own, despite winning 20 corners throughout the match.
The closest they came to an equaliser was when Dixon unleashed a rocket with his left foot, the rising shot clattering off the crossbar.
The introduction of Louis Sharp gave the Yellows a bit of impetus going in to the final quarter, though his blocked goalbound shot on 65 minutes was about all there was to write home about.
The Yellows play their final pre-season game at home to AFC Fylde on Saturday (3pm).
Warrington Town: Trialist A, Carney, Amado (Duggan), Grogan (Gumbs), Roberts, Regan (Trialist B), Dixon, Rose (Warren), Amis (Sharp), Dunn, Duffy (Jebrin).