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Warrington Town beat Salford to go top
1:34pm Monday 21st October 2013 in Latest news
WARRINGTON Town went top of the Evo-Stik Division One North table with a hard-earned 2-1 victory at Salford City.
Warrington started well, Scott Metcalfe watching his shot pushed wide by the keeper after just three minutes.
Although they were having the best of the chances Warrington did not convert them into goals.
That was until 24 minutes in, when a great passs from Peter Dogan opened up the Salford defence and allowed Liam Dawson to fire home from the edge of the box for a deserved lead.
Then on 32 minutes a Chris Gahgan effort was somehow headed off the Salford line when a goal looked certain.
Just before the break Salford equalised after Town's defence failed to clear, allowing Aaron Walters to poke the ball home making it 1-1.
New signing Carlos Meakin then rattled the underside of the bar with a great effort as the sides went in level at the break.
Manager Shaun Reid rang the changes at the interval, bringing on Jon Newby for Dawson.
The substitution paid dividends as Newby slotted over a pinpoint cross to the back post for Gaghan to head home with ease and give Warrington the lead.
Gahgan almost added a second on the hour when his shot was pushed around the post by the Salford keeper, but that was Warrington's last real chance as the hosts pushed for an equaliser and set up a nervy final 15 minutes.
Town now host Cammell Laird at the HG Driver Recruitment Stadium on Tuesday, kick off 7.45pm.
Town: Cook, Davies, Kennedy, Dogan,McKenna (Millington), Robinson (c), Gahgan, Meakin (Ruane), Bowen, Dawson, Metcalfe (Newby) . Subs not used: Kilheeney, Mooney.