PREPARATIONS for the new Northern Premier League season continue tonight for Warrington Town and Warrington Rylands 1906.

Yellows host Bolton Wanderers’ B Team, kick-off 7.45pm, while Rylands visit Bootle for a 7.30pm kick-off at Berry Street Garage Stadium.

There will be a minute’s applause in tribute to Carolyn Van’t Sant Stephenson ahead of this evening’s Yellows pre-season friendly against Bolton.

All at the club are mourning her sudden death.

She had been operating the snack bar for the past eight years, after being introduced to the club by her cousin, Yellows’ general manager Lisa Macormac.

Lisa said: “She did a lot more behind the scenes not just on match days.

“She was hooked and loved the club, the players, the supporters, the banter and everything about the club.

"She even roped in her husband Ian who also became a big fan and was often seen helping out in the snack bar.

“Carolyn was always smiling and laughing, she was so kind and thoughtful and always put everyone first. She made lots of friends at the club and has left a big hole in their lives too.

“I can’t put into words how much Carolyn was a big part of my life and our football families. She wasn’t just my cousin, a volunteer; she was my big sister.

“Carolyn would do anything for anyone myself included, I didn’t even have to ask. She had such a big heart. I’m still in shock and heartbroken.

“Ian and I would like to thank everyone for their kind messages and support through this difficult time.”

Town were in action on Saturday away to National League North side Buxton, where a 2-2 draw was played out.

Luke Duffy put Warrington in front after seven minutes, shooting home from just outside the penalty area.

Buxton's Diego De Girolamo hit the post from a 16th-minute penalty but the hosts did get back on level terms before the break when Girolamo provided the pass for Shaun Brisley to find the net.

Mark Beesley's men went behind when James Hardy hit the mark from distance in the second half.

But Yellows equalised in the closing stages thanks to Mikey Howard heading home at the back post.