WARRINGTON’S search for a morale-boosting first win of the season continues – but could there be light at the end of the tunnel?

Saturday’s 17-7 loss to Firwood Waterloo was their eighth from as many games, with only points difference keeping them off the foot of the North One West table.

They travel to Keswick – the only side below them – in a crunch clash on Saturday and head coach Andy Roberts believes there are “many positives” from the Waterloo game they can take to the Lake District.

Roberts felt they deserved more from the game than Jack Hannon’s late consolation try after dominating possession and territory for much of the contest.

“The final tally was probably not a fair reflection of the match,” he said.

“Ours was a performance bristling with effort and determination and we have many positives to take away.

“I am sure we can improve and eventually move up the league table.”

Meanwhile, a youthful Warrington second team were beaten 26-20 by a more experienced Bolton side.

James Hudson and George Percival scored tries for the visitors, with Shaun McDermott kicking two penalties.

“This was an outstanding performance against very strong opposition,” were the post-match thoughts of coach Paul Thompson.