PAUL Carden says he “had a go” at his Warrington Town players at half-time during their 2-0 victory over Bamber Bridge.

Yellows were indebted to Charlie Albinson’s first-half penalty save from Alistair Waddecar before Connor McCarthy’s double secured their seventh straight win.

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Carden admitted his side fell way below standards before the interval but credited their response in the second half.

“The game fizzled away into being a comfortable 2-0. I would have liked us to have gone on and scored more, but we’ll take the three points and the clean sheet and move on,” he said.

“Being honest, we were poor in the first half.

“Every bit of threat they had came from our poor decisions or selection of pass.

“There was only Jack Dunn who showed anything near what he can do on the ball in that first half.

“We had to have a go at half-time to remind them that no game is a walkover.

“To be fair, we came out in the second half and I thought we were much better.

“It finished 2-0, but it should have been at least four. We had chances before we scored and after we scored.”

Bamber Bridge shaded the first half but passed up a golden opportunity to lead at the break as Yellows gave away a penalty for the third game in a row.

However, Waddecar’s penalty was tame and on-loan Blackburn stopper Albinson made the save.

Carden paid tribute to some scouting work done by assistant Mark Beesley in the build-up to the game which helped Albinson out.

“Bees did his homework on Bamber and knew Waddecar went to the keeper’s left last time.

“He got a message out to Charlie and fair play to him, he’s made the save.

“It’s a big moment in the game because if that goes in, you’re trying to drag yourself back into the game.

“It was a great save by Charlie and a great bit of work by Bees to get the detail.”

Jack Dunn, who assisted McCarthy’s first goal in another stand-out display, went off injured in the late stages to get Town fans holding their collective breath.

However, Carden insisted the former England under 19 international would be fit for Saturday’s crucial trip to promotion rivals Farsley Celtic.