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Miles of smiles in latest win
2:03pm Tuesday 11th December 2012 in Sport
Warrington Town 3 Bamber Bridge 1
WARRINGTON Town extended their unbeaten run to five matches after coming from behind to defeat Bamber Bridge at The Abacus Solicitors Community Stadium.
Town had it all to do after visiting striker Greg Johnstone lashed a powerful shot beyond Town keeper Andy Robertson and into the net off the far post.
The goal proved to be the wake-up call that Town needed to hit their straps.
Within a minute, John Miles had a shot saved by Bridge keeper Lee Dovey but they were not to be denied for long.
Three minutes after going behind recent signing Ciaran Kilheeney scored his second goal in two games when he found a yard of space in the penalty area and placed his header beyond a statuesque Dovey.
After levelling the scores, Town looked like the team most likely to go on and win the game.
Dovey came to the rescue when fit-again Kevin Townson fired in.
Town hit the front in the 25th minute after ex-Liverpool midfielder John Miles received the ball on the edge of the area.
A quick piece of footwork took him past his marker before coolly shooting beyond Dovey.
Town continued to dominate proceedings, going close again when centre half Adam Flynn dragged his shot narrowly wide after good work in the build up by Miles.
Then Town suffered two blows before half time, losing both midfielder Lee Parle and defender Adam Mitter to injury.
Despite that, Town applied the majority of the pressure in the second half.
Bridge spurned an opportunity to equalise when striker Andrew Bell’s looping header was cleared off the line by the retreating replacement James McCarten.
Before Town made the game safe, a Townson pin-point cross was headed over the crossbar by the unmarked Kilheeney from eight yards and Bridge were indebted to Dovey once again for a fantastic double save from Mooney and then Townson.
With nine minutes left, Shaun Reid introduced Town's newest signing, Andrew Kilheeney, to link up with elder brother Ciaran.
And two minutes later Miles completed his brace after being given time and space on the edge of the penalty area to curl a shot through a packed penalty area and into the far corner of the net.
Town: Robertson, Davies, Doran, Dogan, Flynn, Mitter (McCarten 45), McCarthy, Parle (Mooney 42), Townson (A Kilheeney 81), Miles, C Kilheeney. Subs not used: Ruane, Gratton.
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