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Warrington Town's first loss of 2012
8:02am Tuesday 13th March 2012 in Latest news
Curzon Ashton 2 Warrington Town 0
WARRINGTON Town meekly surrendered their 11-game unbeaten streak at high flying Curzon Ashton.
Town welcomed back midfielders Kyle Hamid, Dale Wright and the recently re-signed Mike Tomlinson, who has been recruited in place of the suddenly departed Tom Hardwick.
The game started with neither side in control.
Striker Chris Thompson shoot over the goal early on before Curzon winger Lee Blackshaw shot weakly at Paul Pritchard.
The home side should have taken the lead in the 10th minute when prolific former Town striker Chris McDonagh somehow shot over the bar from close range when unmarked.
Town went close to scoring soon after, Allan Collins narrowly failing to connect with a long Pritchard clearance before Owen Roberts saw a free kick go narrowly the wrong side of the upright.
Curzon striker Kristian Dennis cut in from the right only to shoot straight at Pritchard before a Collins cross was deflected narrowly wide by Curzon defender Connor Hampson.
After all these chances went begging, defence took over with Tomlinson magnificently marshalling the Town rearguard.
The second half began as the first half ended, with defences on top.
Town's biggest threat was the jinking runs of winger Liam Shipton and it was his cross which was narrowly missed by the on-rushing Thompson at the far post.
Ten minutes into the second half the home side took the lead, Dennis taking advantage of hesitancy in the Town rearguard to play in McDonagh, whose cross was finished by midfielder Sam Walker despite the best efforts of Pritchard.
Just three minutes later, Curzon should have gone further ahead.
Winger Lewis Nightingale took advantage of hesitancy in the Town rearguard before shooting into the side netting from close range.
With just over a quarter of an hour to go, Curzon sealed the game when River Humphreys deflected into his own net Blackshaw's powerful cross.
After this setback, Town tried to go forward in search of a way back into the game.
Despite going forward, Town were restricted to long shots by the home defence, with Owen Roberts and Kyle Hamid shooting over the bar from distance.
Town came closest to scoring with just three minutes to go, Thompson seeing his through ball to midfielder Dale Wright go just too far, meaning the midfielder could not trouble Joshua Ollerenshaw in the Curzon goal.
Town: Pritchard, Jackson, Roberts, Humphreys, Tomlinson, Cross, Wright, Hamid, Collins, Thompson, Shipton. Subs not used: Ness, Glass, Anderson.