REFLECTING on his side’s recent unbeaten run coming to an end, Mark Beesley admits Saturday’s defeat was “one game too far” for Warrington Town.

Yellows were beaten at Cantilever Park for the fourth time in all competitions this season as Hayden Cann’s second-half goal proved enough for Peterborough Sports to leave with a 1-0 victory.

It condemned Town to their first loss in more than a month and Beesley admits his side did not do enough to claim another victory.

And at the end of a week that has involved three matches – two at home and their longest away trip of the season to Bishop’s Stortford – he believes their efforts had “caught up with them.”

“Yeah I think so. I think that was clear,” he said when asked whether the game was one too many for his squad.

“The game should have been 0-0 but, as is our Achilles heel at the moment, we give a really poor goal away from a set piece and we then didn’t do enough to hurt them.

“I think 0-0 probably would have been a fair result and although we had some really good chances in the first half, I don’t think we did enough to win the game.

“I just think the travel and what has gone on this week has caught up with us today.

“When you have three game weeks with nine points available, you always target maybe getting six or seven.

“We’ve ended up with four, which is under the target we wanted.

“It’s hard to criticise the players as they’re giving everything for us, but it’s a small group of them and they looked tired today.

“In hindsight, we could maybe have looked to make more chances, but we can’t so we’ve just got to keep going.”

Cann turned home the loose ball after Town stopper Dan Atherton had made a save from a corner early in the second half to earn Peterborough just their second away victory of the season.

Beesley expressed his frustration at again showing a weakness from set pieces, with the past six goals his side have conceded coming from dead-ball situations.

“We’ll keep believing in what we’re doing, but we’ve got to be better in both boxes,” he said.

“Set pieces are key – we’ve given six goals away in our last six games and they’ve all been from set pieces, whether it’s penalties, long throws and then today from a corner.

“It’s something we’re disappointed in but we’ve got to learn from it.”

With the team chasing a route back into the game, the decision to replace two of the team’s key attacking weapons may have raised eyebrows around Cantilever Park.

Josh Amis and Connor Woods were both withdrawn to be replaced by Jordan Buckley and Matty Grivosti and while the changes did not have the desired effect, Beesley offered an explanation.

“Josh picked up an injury on Tuesday and probably shouldn’t have played, but Jordan has been ill this week so that’s why he played the first hour,” he said.

“Connor looked a bit fatigued – he’s played every game and we’re asking a lot of him.

“Sometimes you hope that putting fresh legs on gives you a bit of impetus but it didn’t.”