PAUL Carden says he had to seriously question his Warrington Town players at half time against Grantham Town this evening.

With his side trailing 3-1 against a side who are yet to win away from home this season, Carden had strong words for his squad at the break.

They emerged for the second half reinvigorated, with substitute Josh Amis to the fore.

The big striker reduced the deficit before Scott Brown’s penalty completed the comeback.

Before that, Brown’s free kick was Yellows’ sole riposte as the Gingerbreads impressed in the first half, with Akeel Francis scoring twice and Joel Carta once to put them on course for victory.

“I questioned a lot of players at half time about the hard yards that get you rewards. We fell short of that in the first half,” Carden said.

“Demanding things of each other was massively missing.

“We played some decent stuff at times but its those hard extra two yards that get you rewards.

“We showed that in the second half. There was more commitment in the running and more desire to make things happen.

“I said at half time that the second half would show where we are. We played with a purpose and ran without the ball with a purpose.

“Jack Mackreth isn’t known for his tackling but he wins a great one on halfway that leads to the second goal.

“Tony Gray’s movement was a lot sharper in the second half and that wins us the penalty.

“It’s things like that you can’t go away from if you want to win things.

“It’s not necessarily the technical side of it, it’s more the will to do it and we never had that in us in the first half.”