WHILE admitting his Warrington Town side were far from their best, Mark Beesley was happy to see his side remain calm enough to come from behind and beat Bishop’s Stortford.

Yellows were staring down the barrel of a shock defeat to the National League North’s rock-bottom side when Mark Haines gave the Blues, who arrived having lost 12 of their last 13 league games, the lead just after the hour mark.

However, top scorer Isaac Buckley-Ricketts equalised shortly afterwards before substitute Matty Grivosti tapped home the winner less than a minute after coming off the bench as part of a treble substitution.

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Beesley says falling behind served to give his side the wake-up call they needed and was happy to see them keep believing in what they were doing.

“I think the goal gave us a bit of a jolt,” he said.

“It was a poor goal to concede from our point of view from a set piece – there’s been miscommunication from us and the lad has tapped it in.

“From that position, we were composed and we didn’t panic. We kept doing the right things and started to create chances.

“Isaac scores a very good goal and at that point, the momentum is with us.

“We felt like getting three fresh bodies on the pitch at the same time would give us a bit more energy and it’s worked.

“Matty scores straight away and it gave us the momentum we needed.

“The game got bitty towards the end but I think the referee had a lot to do with that.”

This was arguably the first game this season that Town went into as strong favourites, with the visitors seemingly doomed to relegation.

Beesley admits that level of expectation on them may have contributed to a below-par display from his side but that that in itself could be seen of a sign of their progress.

“It was one of those games that was difficult for us, because everyone in the ground was expecting us to win and win by a few goals,” he said.

“We haven’t had that this season – we did last year and we understood and coped with it, but it’s been different this year.

“That probably shows how far we’ve come this season.

“I thought their shape was really good – it’s easy for me to say but I don’t think they’re as bad as their results maybe suggest.

“We didn’t move the ball quick enough and our tempo wasn’t there. We were either moving it too much or too little and we got caught in between.

“Even though we had the best chances, we weren’t at our best but you can’t play well every week, so to get the three points is a big boost.”