Whitby Town 2 Warrington Town 2

JACK Higgins’ injury-time equaliser rescued a point for Yellows as they avoided a third consecutive away defeat at Whitby.

The big centre-half had earlier equalised after Lewis Maloney had put the hosts into an early lead, but Matty Tymon’s strike just before the interval had Paul Carden’s side in danger of another damaging defeat.

Yellows remain second in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, but there is now just four points separating them from Grantham Town, who occupy the final play-off place.

Town were aiming to halt a run of five games without a win, but they got off to the worst possible start.

Just two minutes in, Maloney reacted quickest to tuck away the rebound after Tymon’s shot was well saved by Luke Pilling.

However, Yellows responded superbly when Adam Carden swung in a free kick and Higgins was on hand to head home.

There was a stoppage in play when half of the Turnbull Ground’s floodlights went out, but referee Shane Sugden was happy to play on.

Whitby took advantage on the stroke of half time by catching the visitors on the counter-attack, with Junior Mondal playing in Tymon, who finished calmly.

With all the floodlights back on after the break, Town pushed for an equaliser but Whitby came close to extending their lead when Connor Dunlavey’s volley was saved by Pilling, with Liam Goulding forced to clear off the line from the ensuing scramble.

Town were aided in their quest when Tymon made an ill-advised, two-footed challenge on Carden and was sent off, leaving the hosts to survive the final 10 minutes a man down.

It looked like they would hang on, but Higgins had other ideas.

A corner caused chaos inside the Whitby penalty area and Higgins was able to scramble home the equaliser.

Warrington Town: Pilling, Adam Carden, McKeown (McDonald), Jennings, Higgins, Goulding, Kinsella, Barnes (Williams), Piggott, Leacock-McLeod (Davis), Hayhurst. Subs not used: Bakare, Makinson.