PAUL Carden said his Warrington Town side “totally deserved” their victory over Nantwich Town.

Yellows moved up to third in the BetVictor Northern Premier Division with a 3-1 win at Cantilever Park to secure a league double over their Cheshire rivals this season.

Mark Roberts and Ben Garrity put Town 2-0 up early before Sean Cooke pulled one back for the Dabbers – all within the first 10 minutes.

However, Carden says the margin of victory given to them by Bohan Dixon’s goal was warranted.

He also hailed the quality of the third goal – a flowing team move finished by Dixon.

“I thought we totally deserved that today,” he said.

“Tony McMillan had a bit to do but I think we limited them to free kicks.

“Some of our movement and play at times was very good.

“Some of our football is a little bit overlooked at times but you’ll go a long way to see as good a team goal as Bohan’s.

“Bohan has been different class. When he’s confident and playing how he is, he’s brilliant for us.

“He might look back on his time and wonder that he should have played higher.

“It was a great team effort today and I’m very pleased.”

This was Town’s first game for three weeks after seeing trips to Ashton United and Mickleover Sports postponed.

They showed little sign of ring rust as Roberts and Garrity scored to give them a flying start.

“I said on Thursday that I wasn’t going to accept the lack of games as an excuse,” Carden said.

“We’ve had 90-minute sessions over the past few weeks so not playing isn’t an issue.

“We started great and we showed what we were about.

“It was a poor goal to concede just after scoring our second, but our second and third goals were quality goals.”