WARRINGTON Town shared a goalless draw with Championship side Blackpool’s under 23s side in their latest pre-season game last night.

In a game that was more entertaining than the scoreline suggests, both sides had several chances to hit the net.

For Yellows, the lively Isaac Buckley-Ricketts had a couple of attempts saved while Mikey Howard sent a dipping volley agonisingly wide of the post.

At the other end, the Seasiders’ youngsters forced Town stopper Tony Thompson into some good saves while they also hit the upright after seizing upon a mistake in the home defence.

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Blackpool hit the post during the first half. Picture by Lewis Tate

Town boss Mark Beesley was pleased with some of the openings his side created – in particular through the forward duo of Buckley-Ricketts and Howard – but says they must be more clinical in converting them.

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

“As the game wore on, I thought we got stronger and stronger.

“If I’m being critical – which I am – I think we need to be more ruthless in the final third.

"We showed some really good movements and bits of play, but we’ve got to be ruthless with opportunities.

“We had two-on-ones and three-on-twos but we weren’t making the right decisions.

“It is pre-season and that kind of stuff is a bit rusty. Hopefully it will come out more as we play more pre-season games.

“The movement of the front two was excellent – they looked a threat all night. If we weren’t getting chances, I’d be more worried but we just have to start being more ruthless.

“We want them to score and make goals and I’m sure they will because at times, they looked unplayable.”

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Isaac Buckley-Ricketts was a threat throughout. Picture by Lewis Tate

Town are at home again on Saturday as they welcome National League North side AFC Telford United – managed by former Yellows boss Paul Carden – to Cantilever Park. Kick off is at 2pm.