PERHAPS the most disappointing thing about what happened in this game was that it was not entirely surprising.

Even when Tony Gray struck in the final minute to put Yellows back in a lead they barely deserved on the balance of second-half play, one never felt they were truly home and hosed.

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Tony Gray's late goal looked like earning all three points for Town. Picture by John Hopkins

So it proved and you have to say it was the least Bamber Bridge deserved. They threw caution to the wind with 10 men and it paid off.

They should never have been allowed to, though. Chris Marlow’s red card should have been the cue for Town to put their foot down and rubberstamp the position of control they had put themselves in.

Instead, they went into their shell and it gave Bamber Bridge more and more encouragement.

In the end, it looked as if Town were the ones with a player less.

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Before that, they were dominant and playing with a confidence that has been lacking in recent weeks.

Bamber Bridge had plenty of the ball but Town set traps for them and were quick to strike when the hosts fell into them.

They should have been a couple of goals up before Jack Dunn’s opener and when Jack Mackreth struck quickly afterwards to double the lead, there could be few complaints.

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Jack Mackreth scores and celebrates Warrington's second goal. Pictures by John Hopkins

Both wingers were causing problems and Scott Brown continued to show why he will be a shrewd acquisition in midfield, but perhaps the biggest impression was being made at the back.

Forced to fill in at centre-half due to various injuries and suspensions, Scott Sephton was composed and dutiful alongside Mark Roberts.

A more direct side may have caused him more problems but as it was, he read the game well and showed good distribution and willingness to bring the ball out from the back.

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Scott Sephton was impressive at centre-half. Picture by John Hopkins

However, from the moment Brown upended Sheldon Green in the Town box on the stroke of half time, the impending calamity seemed more of a possibility.

Bamber had a foothold they barely deserved but from a Warrington point of view, they once again had gifted the opposition a free route back into the game.

It was a chance they didn’t appear to be taking, especially when Marlow was dismissed – perhaps harshly – for clipping a rampaging Mackreth as he bore down on goal.

The more Town wasted their advantage, however, the more belief grew in the home ranks and the more it dwindled in their visitors’.

Tyrone Duffus was unfortunate to concede an own goal for the equaliser but it rounded off a tortuous afternoon for him – Brig’s experienced winger Richie Allen gave him the runaround for most of it.

Still, it looked like they had got out of jail when Gray – another to have underperformed – slid home Mackreth’s cross as the clock struck 90.

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The celebrations that followed Tony Gray's goal. Picture by John Hopkins

Hopefully, that goal will do him the world of good as the weight of being the team’s lone striker is getting heavier by the week, but the need for a different option in attack continues is becoming more and more desperate.

All they had to do was see out a couple of minutes, but even that proved too big a task as they failed to deal with a simple long ball.

A hopeful punt forward ended with Allen somehow finding space in a packed box to score and hand Yellows what felt like a defeat.

They may have only lost four times this season – the joint fewest in the division – but they have now drawn eight times, including four of their five-match winless run.

Had they converted all four of their recent draws into wins – and a good case can be made for each game that they should have done – they would be sitting at the top of the table.

As it is, however, they are outside the play-off spots.

Their poor form has not cut them adrift and that is the biggest saving grace, but it is also the biggest frustration.