DESPITE losing to League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers, Mark Beesley was happy with a lot of what he saw from his Warrington Town side in their latest pre-season game on Saturday.

A first-half goal from Kieron Morris separated the sides in the Cantilever Park sunshine as Town tested themselves against professional opposition in their second friendly of the summer.

Yellows had chances themselves, the best of them falling to Isaac Buckley-Ricketts with the game goalless, but Beesley says his side stepped up in performance from the 1-1 draw at Skelmersdale United in midweek.

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Mitch Duggan wins a header. Picture by Neil Ashurst/P&B Pictures

“I thought it was a good, competitive game,” he said.

“I want to thank Mickey Mellon and Tranmere for coming down and bringing their first team, which they’ve done for the past few years.

“It’s good for our lads to test themselves against players from three leagues above. It was a good work-out for us and we were much better than we were on Tuesday.

“The first half was funny – we started well and had a good chance but then they scored through poor defending from us, but it ebbed and flowed.

“They had spells when they were on top which you’d expect, but we had a good shape about us at times.

“We just needed to keep it a bit better when we won the ball back. That would have helped us get out a little bit more.”

Town’s next friendly is on Saturday away at Wythenshawe Town.

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Jay Harris competes for a header. Picture by Neil Ashurst/P&B Pictures