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Beesley bolsters Town attack
11:29am Thursday 1st November 2012 in Latest news
FORMER Conference striker Mark Beesley made his debut for Warrington in Tuesday’s stalemate at Ramsbottom.
The front man has joined the Yellows on an initial month-long loan from Nantwich Town.
Beesley, aged 31, will be in the squad when strugglers Harrogate Railway Athletic visit this weekend, kick off 3pm, when Shaun Reid’s men seek to extend their unbeaten run in Division One North to seven matches.
Runcorn Town visit Cantilever Park in the Cheshire FA Senior Cup on Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm.
Ramsbottom United 0 Warrington Town 0
TOWN traded chances with high-fliers Ramsbottom on Tuesday, but neither side could convert an opportunity to score.
Shaun Reid’s team were better before the break when Ashley Ruane, who later limped off injured, and debutant Mark Beesley both forced the hosts’ custodian Grant Shenton to make smart stops.
Phil Edghill worked Andy Robertson at the other end before the Yellows’ best chance fell to substitute Lee McEvilly who shot feebly.
The pattern was unchanged after the interval, although Phil Dean’s promptings from the left made Ramsbottom more dangerous as he twice went close.
Allan Collins was denied by Shenton, while Robertson was almost beaten by Lee Gaskell’s attempt.
Collins shot weakly after a mazy dribble, then Michael Reid and McEvilly sent efforts towards goal that both failed to work Shenton.
The Rams’ Gary Stopforth fluffed the contest’s last chance.
Town: Robertson, Davies, Doran, Mooney, Flynn (c), McCarten, Ruane (McEvilly 34), Reid, Townson, Mark Beesley, (Gratton 70), Collins. Sub not used: Anderson.
Radcliffe Borough 2 Warrington Town 2
HAVING fought their way back from a goal down Warrington Town will be frustrated they were unable to stretch their winning run in Evo-Stik Division One North.
Instead they had to make do with a point as lowly Radcliffe Borough themselves recovered a deficit to earn a share of the spoils.
The Yellows endured a terrible start when going behind to Ben Wharton’s goal inside five minutes, but rallied to equalise through Phil Doran’s deflected free kick before the break.
Town took the lead on 55 minutes when Allan Collins pounced on a rebound following another Doran set piece, but the visitors’ lead lasted four minutes before Lacquan Esdaille restored parity again for Radcliffe.
Town: Robertson, Davies, Doran, Dogan (c), Flynn, McCarten, Mooney (Ruane 84), Reid, Collins, Miles, Townson (McEvilly 67).