WARRINGTON Town’s “game nous and understanding” earned them a 2-0 win at Farsley Celtic on Saturday, manager Paul Carden said.

Will Hayhurst and Sean Williams struck either side of half time as Yellows ended a six-game winless run and earned them some breathing space as they jostle for position in the Evo-Stik Premier Division play-offs.

Farsley manager Adam Lakeland said in his post-match comments that he “struggles to remember” Warrington having more than two shots on target at Throstle Nest – a sentiment Carden says he “massively disagrees” with.

“Their first shot with any real conviction was from 30 yards in the 93rd minute. That tells a lot about how we played,” he said.

“The pitch was difficult. It was very bobbly, muddy and uneven.

“It was never going to be a game for free-flowing football, but we played in the right areas.

“We made them work and we got our rewards for having some game nous and understanding.

“I read Adam Lakeland’s comments about the game, and I have to say I massively disagree.

“He said we only had two shots on target, so I think he’s obviously missed a lot of the game or was looking somewhere else.

“We were creating chances right throughout the game. At 1-0, Jamie Mac had two chances, Jack Higgins has headed over as well.

“At 2-0, we had a few chances to make it three.

“On Thursday (the 2-2 draw at Whitby), we were something like what we’ve become used to this season. On Saturday, we totally deserved the win.”

Town’s excellent weekend continued at the Northern Premier League’s awards evening, where four players from the club were recognised.

Dylan Vassallo was named the Evo-Stik Premier Division’s Young Player of the Year, while Williams and Jack Higgins were named in the league’s Team of the Season.

Youngster Aron McGrath was also named the NPL Academy Player of the Year.

Carden argued more of his squad could have been included in the league’s selection of 11 players.

“For those lads to get in the team of the year is a great achievement for everybody.

“It is an individual award, but it represents the whole club and the whole squad of players.

“To have three players recognised as among the top players in the league is brilliant and congratulations to them.

“A lot of managers will be scratching their heads about why some of their players weren’t included, and I’m the same.

“We’ve got two or three others that could probably feel aggrieved, but it’s just what’s seen on any given day by the other managers.

“You could argue for Rory McKeown. He hasn’t missed a game and I’m yet to see anybody better than him in his position.

“Liam Goulding is another one, possibly Tony Gray’s injuries have kept him out as well.

“It’s all about opinions on a given day, but we’re delighted for the lads that their efforts this season have been recognised.”