DESPITE having to play the final 30 minutes with 10 men, Warrington Town took a point at home against Boston United on Saturday afternoon.

A largely uneventful game at Cantilever Park turned on the hour mark when Matt Grivosti was shown a red card for bringing down Sam Smart, who was clean through on goal after a quick counter-attack from the Pilgrims.

However, Mark Beesley's men were able to hold off the visitors for what remained of the game to extend their unbeaten run in the National League North to five matches.

Read Matt Turner's verdict on the action below

ANOTHER good crowd was inside Cantilever Park for this clash of two in-form sides, but pretty much everyone would probably forget this one quickly.

For Warrington Town, however, they will see that as a good thing in the circumstances.

Having gone down to 10 men once again – red cards have been a problem this season but this one for Matt Grivosti could be sympathised with – they were up against it against a Boston United side who were their equal until that point.

Being disadvantaged in such a way, though, is clearly something that does not faze them as in truth, they held on with relative comfort.

The red card, which was flashed Grivosti’s way after he tripped Sam Smart as he bore down on goal following a counter-attack, livened a game that had could have been passed as a cure for insomnia beforehand.

If last week’s game against Chorley was akin to a boxing match with both sides throwing heavy shots at the other, this one was more a game of chess – a tactical battle, and one that neither side could get a clear advantage in.

Given Boston comfortably beat Town in the reverse fixture back in August and the form they were in, a point against them would not have been seen as a bad result regardless of circumstance.

In the round, then, they will be delighted with their lot – and indeed it could have been more had Isaac Buckley-Ricketts hit the target with a late header from close range.

That was perhaps the clearest opening for either side after the red card, with Keziah Martin firing Boston’s best opening in that final half-hour straight at Dan Atherton after Jordan Richards had earlier dragged their own clear-cut chance wide.

That opening came as a result of a slip from Jay Harris – perhaps the only mistake of what was a near-faultless display from the veteran midfielder who stepped into the side in place of the departed Bohan Dixon.

He seemed to slip into another gear after Grivosti’s dismissal and was even unlucky to see a goal ruled out having won the ball back high up the field and curled into the net only to be penalised for a foul.

In short, then, this was another victory for the togetherness and organisation Town have made their hallmark and their target of safety inches ever closer.

Warrington Town: Atherton, White, Hannigan, Harris, Woods (Gumbs), Williams, McDonald (Walker), Buckley-Ricketts, Wisdom, Grivosti, Clarke. Subs not used: Goudie, Pasiek, Brooks