THERE were valuable miles in the tank for many Warrington Town players against 1874 Northwich last night.

They won and are through to the Cheshire Senior Cup semi finals, even if their display was a little so-so at times.

Yellows were second-best in the first half against a side that lead the North West Counties League's top flight – two divisions below them in the football pyramid – before Dave Raven slammed home the game's only goal from a corner.

The second half was much improved – something that pleased manager Paul Carden along with the valuable field time gained by the likes of Josh Amis, who was making his first start since returning from long-term injury.

"I’m pleased really because some players have got good minutes in them," he said.

"Josh Amis got 70-80 minutes. Bohan Dixon and Tony Gray needed the run-out as well, as did a few others.

"It was a good run-out for everyone and a good second-half performance.

"We were a bit half-and-half in the first half. We pressed so far and then we didn’t and that allowed them to pull us about.

"If you’re going to press a team who play out from the back, you’ve got to go all the way.

"We were going so far then stopping, letting them turn and then they’d pick us off with a pass, which baffled me as it means you have to do twice the amount of running.

"They are a good side – they knocked it about well and you can see they’re drilled – but when we pressed with an intensity in the second half, they were wide open and we had opportunities to score."