PAUL Carden says he “feels sick” after watching his Warrington Town side cruelly denied promotion.

Michael Gash’s winner five minutes from the end of extra time sent King’s Lynn Town into the National League North with a 3-2 victory at Cantilever Park.

Yellows must now plan for another season in the Evo-Stik Premier Division and Carden admits his side did not perform to their best.

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“I feel sick,” he said.

“I didn’t think we started particularly well. They scored from a corner we haven’t cleared properly.

“We responded well and I thought we would go on from there – we needed to go a goal down to wake up.

“We weren’t as fluent as we normally are and they have probably controlled most of the first half, but we’ve had big chances.

“That was pretty much the game. They were the better team – they had more players in their 11 play better than us.

“When that happens, you tend to be on the wrong end of the result.”

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Town were five minutes from victory in normal time after Ben Garrity’s double had turned things around following Jordan Richards’ opener.

However, Adam Marriot converted a penalty after being fouled by Robbie Evans to send the tie to extra time.

Carden feels his side may have been unfortunate with the penalty decision but instead focused on the chances his side failed to take.

“From where I was, it looks like Marriot has controlled the ball with his arm and Robbie’s bundled into the back of him,” he said.

“Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t and we were on the end of it today.

“Russ Benjamin has to do better for their equaliser in the middle of our half. We lose the ball and we’re scrambling.

“We’ve had some big, big chances that we haven’t taken – Jack Mackreth’s had two, Josh Amis has had a big one in extra time.”

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