WARRINGTON Town all but sealed their play-off spot this afternoon while condemning neighbours Witton Albion to relegation.

Second-half goals from Eddie Clarke and Jay Harris proved enough for Town to make it back-to-back wins over the Easter weekend.

They now move up to third in the Northern Premier League Premier Division table, three points inside the top five with a vastly superior goal difference.

Yellows survived a huge scare in the first half having conceded an early penalty, but goalkeeper Dan Atherton kept out Callum Saunders' spot kick.

Listen to Yellows boss Mark Beesley's post-match reaction below

Read sports reporter Matt Turner's full verdict below

FOR most of the season, Warrington Town have had chance after chance to make life easier for themselves.

Finally, when they needed it most, they took one.

At half-time of this game, they were staring at the prospect of needing a win at Matlock Town on the final day to seal their play-off spot, with their cushion down to just one point.

They were also dug out of a sizeable hole by goalkeeper Dan Atherton, who redeemed himself for bringing down Witton’s Callum Saunders by saving the same player’s resultant penalty which was the big talking point of a flat first half.

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Dan Atherton saves Callum Saunders' penalty. Picture by Lewis Tate

A little over an hour later, though, their spot in the end-of-season shake-up was all but secure thanks to a second-half display of greater urgency and quality.

For a side needing a win to avoid being relegated, Witton were largely blunt going forward but that was at least in part down to a stern defensive effort from their hosts.

Led by skipper Mark Roberts and the once-again-outstanding Matt Regan, they repelled the visitors’ increasingly direct approach while Atherton commanded his area superbly despite taking a firm knock in doing so on one occasion.

At the other end, the introduction of Isaac Buckley-Ricketts from the bench gave Yellows more potency but it was two unlikely sources they had to thank for their goals.

Putting the ball in the net is not the primary job of Eddie Clarke nor Jay Harris, but both came up with assured finishes.

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Eddie Clarke lashes home Town's opener. Picture by Lewis Tate

The former, who also laid Harris’ goal on a plate for him with an inch-perfect cross, continued his seamless re-introduction to the team after long-term injury with another superb display.

As they look increasingly cohesive and solid, Town appear to be hitting form at just the right time with a home play-off semi-final now just one victory away.

Now, how about that elusive third win in a row?

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Jay Harris heads in the second goal. Picture by Lewis Tate