WHILE admitting he was disappointed with how his side played, Warrington Town boss Paul Carden insisted his side deserved their 3-3 draw at Farsley Celtic.

Two goals from substitute Josh Amis rescued Yellows from 3-1 down against their promotion rivals at Throstle Nest.

Paul Walker, Dave Syers and a Mark Roberts own goal had put the hosts in a commanding position after Bohan Dixon’s penalty had put Town ahead.

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Carden hailed the impact of Amis, who he said was unfortunate not to start the game, but also says his side need to perform better in future.

“They will feel like they have lost,” he said.

“I don’t feel like we’ve won because I’m disappointed with how we’ve played, but I’m delighted we’ve taken a point.

“I think we deserved a draw with the way we went at them at 3-1. We asked questions of them.

“It wasn’t a pretty game for the purists. The pitch was as bad as they come.

“I’m sure they are frustrated by that as well because they have some good footballers.

“Our play itself was poor. Deep throw ins are something we will have to look at because we kept surrendering the ball.

“They weren’t looking to overly play, they aimed to work an overlap and deliver the ball. They scored from a free kick and a couple of crosses.

“We’re the best two defensive teams in the league if I’m not wrong and we’ve asked questions of each other. We’ve not dealt with the balls in, and neither have they.

“We’ve got to be better than that, but and show the spirit and fight we did was first class.

“Josh has been so unlucky not to start.

“He pulled me on Thursday and asked if he was going to get a start, and rightly so because he’s been coming on and causing teams problems.

“If I’m a centre-half and I see him coming on with 20-25 minutes left, it’s not a proposition many will relish.

“I was made up for him to score the goals because he’s a great lad who’s worked so hard.”

With the game finishing in the balance, focus will inevitably be placed on an incident in the second half.

Yellows full-back Mitch Duggan fell in the area under a challenge from former Town defender Jack Higgins, but referee Peter Shacklady booked Duggan for simulation.

However, Carden believes that was a decision Shacklady got right.

“I thought it was a dive to be honest. I thought it was a stupid dive,” he said.

“He didn’t need the second touch. His first touch had opened it up for the second to be a cross.

“It is needless and poor decision-making, but we had a lot of that today. That’s part of the reason we’ve had to score three to get a point.

“After we got the penalty, I don’t think the referee gave us a free kick until I screamed at him, and we scored from that free kick.

“They didn’t do a lot to score their goals. The first goal changed how we approach half time but it was a great free kick.

“The other two goals are poor from our point of view.

“The second is a free header from a corner and the third is us allowing a cross to come in that puts us at sixes and sevens, Robbo swings a leg at it off balance and it goes in the net.”