PAUL Carden says his Warrington Town side “did almost everything they could” to beat neighbours Witton Albion today.

In the end, though, they had to be content with a 1-1 draw which drops them out of the BetVictor Northern Premier Division play-off places.

Mark Roberts’ opener for Town was cancelled out almost immediately by James Foley’s penalty for the visitors and despite heavy second-half pressure, the hosts could not force a winner.

The fact they did not, Carden says, is symptomatic of a run that has seen them pick up just three points from the last 12 available.

“We’ve done almost everything we can to win a game,” he said.

“On another day, we’d have scored five or six but that’s just the little run we’re on at the minute.

“Tony had to make a couple of saves, but I don’t remember looking towards our goal too much in the second half.

“Everything was at their keeper, Scott Brown had one blocked on the line, we’ve hit the post and numerous others.

“At half time, I said the only real disappointment was their equaliser – the timing of it and how it came about from a throw-in.

“That was my big bug today because we could have won three games with the chances we’ve had.

“We had two big chances before we scored. We worked really hard for our goal but they haven’t had to for ours.”

Witton keeper Chris Renshaw made several excellent saves – most notably in the first half to deny Tony Gray one-on-one.

Gray also hit the post after the break and had two goals ruled out for offside on a frustrating afternoon for Town.