PAUL Carden lamented Warrington Town’s second-half display during their draw with Stafford Rangers.

Josh Amis came off the bench to rescue a point in injury-time for Yellows, but once again it was a game they were leading after Tony Gray put them in front.

However, goals in quick succession from Jake Charles and Bradley Grayson put Rangers – the BetVictor Northern Premier League Premier Division’s bottom side – on course for a valuable victory.

Carden admits he was “relieved” to be leaving Marston Road with a point after a display from his side after half time he labelled as “shocking.”

“We’re definitely relieved because we were way off it in the second half,” he said.

“We took the lead with a good goal but yet again, we’re the victims of our own mistakes.

“We have actually controlled large parts of the game but when it matters, we’re anxious.

“It’s a good point having been 2-1 down, but the second half was far from good enough.

“There’s an element of making hard work of things that should be a lot easier.

“We’ve got to be better because in the second half, we were shocking.”

Bohan Dixon spurned a glorious chance to give Town a half-time lead after he missed a penalty just before the break.

Off a short run-up, the midfielder saw his tame effort saved by home keeper Jonathan Brown.

Matt Hill dragged down Ben Garrity for the spot-kick but Carden believes a carbon-copy incident involving the same two players should have been penalised in the first minute.

He also labelled the decision to disallow a second-half Mark Roberts goal with the score at 2-1 “a disgrace” – the Yellows skipper slid in to convert a loose ball after Jack Dunn’s free kick had been tipped onto the post.

“I have to say about how poor the officials were,” he said.

“I don’t know how many times the ref had to go and consult his linesman about things he’s closer to. It’s bizarre.

“We should have had a penalty from our first set piece. Matt Hill knows what he’s doing and he gets away with one.

“When we do get a penalty, Bohan takes two steps up to it on a mudbath, so he’s not getting any power behind it.

“He’s telegraphed it to the keeper so it was a ridiculous attempt.

“Robbo’s goal we had ruled out for offside was a disgrace. They are basics.”