PAUL Carden bemoaned his Warrington Town side’s attacking display in their 1-1 draw at Stafford Rangers.

Jack Dunn’s second-half leveller ensured Yellows went home with a point after Andrai Jones had put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half time.

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Town had chances after Dunn’s equaliser to take all three points but could not find a crucial second goal – something Carden felt his side deserved.

“I was disappointed to not come in at least level at half time,” he said.

“It’s a mistake from Tony (McMillan) for their goal – a poor goal right on half time.

“Like always, a goal at that point changes your team talk and gives you things to tweak and adjust.

“I felt we were in control for large parts of the first half but we lacked a bit of desire to get on the end of things.

“We were waiting for the perfect pass and it wasn’t going to come on this pitch.

“I thought we were the better team in the second half and deserved to win the game.

“I was more disappointed with the other end (attack) today. Not so much individually but in terms of things being headed back and we’re on our heels waiting for the perfect set.

“Jack Dunn’s got a few good goals at the back post this year and he’s got himself in the right place at the right time.”

While Carden says Jones’ opener in first-half stoppage time was on McMillan, he says they had plenty to be thankful to their goalkeeper for including a superb save from Jake Charles to keep the score at 1-0.

The Yellows boss also urged his players not to be too downbeat about the result, despite wins for nearest rivals Farsley Celtic and South Shields leaving them four points off top spot.

“We’ve prided ourselves on being tight and mean at the back and that’s why we’ve got the best defensive record in the league,” he said.

“People make mistakes in the top flight so they are going to make them down here. There are keepers worth 60 or 70 million who are making mistakes.

“Tony has made some big saves for us this year including one in the second half here where he’s just made himself big.

“They had one big chance and put a few good balls in from set pieces but other than that, I can’t remember Tony having too much to do.

“Their keeper has made a few good saves – one from Josh in the first half and one from a great strike from Russ late on.

“I’ve just said to them not to be down or fed up. That point could turn out to be a big point so be positive about what they’ve done and move on.”