THIS was much more like it from Warrington Town.

Several hundred loyal fans braved the rain despite their side’s poor home form – and they were rewarded for keeping the faith.

For the first time since the end of August, they could go home celebrating a home victory after what was comfortably their best performance at Cantilever Park this season.

Given their recent home form, it would have been easy for Jack Mackreth’s penalty miss just two minutes after Hyde had equalised against the run of play to derail them.

At a time when heads have been going down in that situation, this only served to kick them into an extra gear that the Tigers could not cope with.

From very early on, there appeared to be a fizz and spark about Yellows – they were moving the ball around with much more purpose and penetration.

At points in the second half, it looked like being a case of how many goals they would score as they carved through their visitors at will.

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Mackreth – so central to the way they play – was giving Hyde left-back Jack McConville all sorts of problems as Town controlled proceedings.

On the other flank, Jack Banister was equally willing to hug the touchline on his weaker foot. An unselfish job but it gave the team so much more balance.

Arguably the biggest difference, though, was in the central areas.

Steve Jennings’ return to the midfield after a three-match ban was timely. His presence alone releases those ahead of him to exert their influence further up the field.

By adding Bohan Dixon in an advanced midfield role, however, Paul Carden could get some much-needed support closer to Tony Gray and the difference in the striker’s own game was palpable.

With Dixon taking ownership of the aerial battle, Gray could worry about what he does best – dropping into pockets of space that make him a nightmare to defend against.

From looking isolated and short of confidence, a brace should boost the Town striker no end.

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Celebrations for Tony Gray after he opened the scoring. Picture by John Hopkins

Far from just being a target man, Dixon’s range of passing helped Town stretch their hosts while his goal exhibited the pace and strength he possesses.

Used properly and on song, Dixon is a real weapon for this team and hopefully this will be the start of a consistent run of form for him.

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Bohan Dixon impressed on his return to the starting line-up. Picture by John Hopkins

Restored to his more familiar right-back position, Shaun Beeley was imperious in both defence and attack.

Having full-backs willing and able to overlap their wingers brings Town a different dimension and Beeley did that superbly to pick up an assist for Ben Garrity’s goal.

Picking out individuals seems unfair, though, for this was a well-rounded, functional team display from Carden's side.

With another home game coming up on Saturday, their fourth in succession, a similar result and performance would start to turn Cantilever Park back into the fortress it needs to be.