JOSH Amis' second-half winner proved enough to earn Warrington Town three points on the road.

The big striker powered home a header just after the hour mark to earn Yellows their second league away win of the season.

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SOMETIMES, victories can feel like more than three points.

This one for Warrington Town – a triumph of tactics, patience and organisation – has that kind of air to it.

Heading to a ground where their record is not particularly good to face a team high on form and confidence was always going to be up there among their toughest assignments.

The way they got the job done however, with many key players still absent, should give them momentum.

First, the tactics – Paul Carden switched up his starting line-up to include more of a physical presence to combat Lancaster’s direct style.

That meant partnering Josh Amis and Jordan Buckley in attack for the first time this season and while both struggled early on, they grew into the game magnificently.

Buckley’s pace and power was a constant menace to the hosts’ three-man defence while Amis dominated both in the air and when the ball was played to feet.

The latter’s winning goal – a trademark powerful header from Jay Harris’ perfect cross – typified his display, which was labelled by Carden as the best of the striker’s three years at the club.

If both he and Buckley can remain fit and continue to grow in confidence, they will be a handful for any defence.

Next, patience – Lancaster no doubt shaded a fractious and scrappy first period.

They only stretched Dan Atherton once as the Town stopper made a flying save to deny David Norris a goal, but their high press meant the visitors could never exert any control.

Towards the end of the first half and into the second, that changed as Harris and Luke Griffiths grabbed hold of midfield to allow the more advanced Bohan Dixon to influence proceedings more, typified by the powerful surge which eventually led to Amis’ winner.

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Once they had got their noses in front, their supreme organisation meant Lancaster never seriously threatened to reel them back in.

Having already removed Sam Fishburn – the division’s leading goalscorer – before falling behind, Lancaster’s decision to take off vastly experienced attacking midfielder Norris at 1-0 seemed baffling.

As a result, they merely resorted to punting long balls and crosses into the Warrington box – meat and drink for the imperious Mark Roberts, Matty Regan and Mitch Duggan at the back.

Town’s season has been a little “two steps forward, one back” in its early stages, but they will hope this result can propel them in the right direction.

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