DESPITE being far from their best in terms of performance, Mark Beesley once again hailed his Warrington Town side’s resolve to gain a point away from home.

Connor Woods’ 90th-minute equaliser allowed them to snatch a 1-1 draw at Darlington in a game in which they were second best for long periods.

Jarrett Rivers’ early header looked like earning the struggling Quakers a victory until Woods lashed home on the half-volley as the game ticked into injury time.

“We didn’t do enough to win, that’s for sure,” Beesley said.

“We started pretty well and Bohan (Dixon) hits the bar with a great effort – it’s probably a different game if that goes in – but they then go up the other end and score with their one chance of the first half.

“Although they had a lot of territory and caused us problems, it wasn’t like Dan was making save after save.

“They were the better team and it didn’t look like anything was coming, but the young lads coming on in Paddy Kay and Aaron Bennett gave us a bit of energy and balance and we managed to nick a draw.

“One thing you can’t fault with the lads is the way they keep going. There’s a lot of adversity around at the moment, but we keep going and putting a shift in for the club.

“Everyone who travelled up to support us tonight will have seen the effort was there.

“Performance wise, we know we weren’t at our best and we’ve got to improve on that.

“We’ve been a bit “Jekyll and Hyde” with our performances – we’ve played well at times and not so well at other times – so we’ve got to look at that and understand why its happening.

“When we’ve not played well this season, we’ve got nothing but we’ve changed that tonight.

“We’ve not played well tonight in general play but we’ve got a point. We have to take that.

“We’ve played really well at times this season and got nothing, so you take points when you can in this league.”

Rivers’ goal came shortly after Bohan Dixon had curled a long-range effort off the crossbar and from that point on, Town struggled to get to grips with their hosts.

While clear-cut chances to double the lead were at a premium, Darlington were in command until Woods hit the net, sparking an injury-time period where Town almost snatched an unlikely win.

Indeed, home stopper Tommy Taylor produced a sensational save to deny Dec Walker with the game’s final kick and preserve a point.

“It was an unbelievable save,” Beesley said.

“It would have been a bit unjust on Darlington had that gone in, but sometimes they go your way.

“At the end of the day, if you get an equaliser in the 90th minute to draw the game, you take it.

“We didn’t adjust or react to them.

“They’re a decent team and have a big squad – they played some good football at times but when we had the ball, I don’t think we used the space in behind well enough.

“We’ve got some pace in the team and have got the passing accuracy, but it was one of those days where our passing wasn’t great and when that happens, you’re open as a team.”