Shaw Lane 5 Warrington Town 0

YELLOWS slipped to their heaviest defeat of the season on Saturday as promotion rivals Shaw Lane hammered them at Sheerein Park.

The result, which is also their biggest losing margin since manager Paul Carden took over in October 2016, sees them drop to fourth in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

It is the second time this season that Yellows have conceded five goals against a promotion rival after Stourbridge beat them 5-1 earlier in the campaign.

Carden's side got off to a nightmare start when Chib Chilaka put the Ducks in front, a lead which was doubled by David Norris inside 16 minutes.

Paul Clayton struck to ensure Yellows were 3-0 down at the break and any hopes of a second-half fightback were scotched just two minutes after the restart by Spencer Harris.

Town were then reduced to 10 men when Jack Higgins was dismissed for a studs-up tackle on Clayton, but there was no further damage until the 87th minute.

Yellows stopper Tony McMillan did well to save a Shaw Lane penalty, but Alex Byrne slammed home the rebound to complete a miserable afternoon for Warrington.

Warrington Town: McMillan, Goulding, McKeown, Jennings, McCarten, Higgins, Barnes (Barrigan), McDonald, Gray (Bakkor), Vassallo (Paynter). Subs not used: Milne, Ascroft.