Spirit in abundance

TO come back from two goals down away from home against a team that have won nine games in a row takes a great deal of mental fortitude.

However, as they have showed many times this season, this Yellows side has that in spades.

Even at 3-1 down, you got the sense there was still something in this game for Town.

They had edged the game despite not putting in a vintage display, although admittedly that was tough on what may be the worst pitch they will play on this season.

Many teams would have folded. Not this team.

READ > How Warrington Town fought back at Farsley Celtic

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Josh Amis is congratulated after scoring Yellows' late leveller. Picture by John Hopkins

Importance of not losing

IT seems trivial, but avoiding defeat at Throstle Nest was key psychologically as well as practically.

If Farsley would have held onto their lead, it would have meant a league double over Town – the first team to do so this season.

However, the fact Yellows emerged with a point maintains the equilibrium between the two sides.

They cannot be separated in the table, and there was very little to split them on the field.

Nothing is won and lost in January, but defeat for either side would have been a huge mental blow.

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Yellows had taken the lead through Bohan Dixon's first-half penalty. Picture by John Hopkins

Amis gets his deserved reward

UPON boarding the team bus back to Warrington, Josh Amis was the man wearing the broadest smile of all.

It was deserved too as he delivered the kind of impact off the bench that manager Paul Carden would have dreamed of.

Amis has all the raw attributes you would want from a striker at this level – power, height, pace and an admirable work rate.

On Saturday, he added the goals his hard work has deserved to take his tally for the season to six.

Hopefully, this will now pick his confidence up to go on an extended goalscoring run, because what he brings to the side is highly thought-of.

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Josh Amis took his goals tally for the season to six. Picture by John Hopkins

Commitment to on-the-floor football admirable

AS mentioned previously, the pitch at Throstle Nest caused issues for both sides.

Farsley will, of course, be more familiar with it, but for an away side to come and adjust to it quickly enough takes a lot.

It truly was a rutted, bobbly nightmare of a surface, but Yellows did their best to keep the ball on the floor.

Carden prides his sides on being adaptable and when Yellows had to go more direct, they did.

However, there was only one side attempting to play passing football on the day.

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Robbie Evans was given much less time on the ball than he would be used to. Picture by John Hopkins

Changes pay off…eventually

YELLOWS made four changes to the side that beat Bamber Bridge on New Year’s Day, with Bohan Dixon and Evan Gumbs coming in to add extra height and physicality.

They were set up for a physical battle, and they coped reasonably well with it.

However, they were susceptible to crosses into the box – something unlike them this season – and that proved the source of two of the three goals they conceded.

It was the first time Town have shipped three goals in a game this season, but in the main they have to be pleased that their changes paid off to an extent.

At 3-1 down, the decision to throw on Amis proved a masterstroke. Fellow substitutes Dylan Vassallo and Dom Reid added something, while moving Gumbs to right-back brought more out of him.

Key wingers Jack Mackreth and Jack Dunn were not risked due to hamstring injuries. We can only wonder how they would have got on had they played…

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Saturday was the first time Mark Roberts and his Yellows defence had conceded three goals in a single game this season. Picture by John Hopkins