WARRINGTON Town made light of their midweek struggles and bounced back to winning ways at Farsley Celtic.

Two Connor Woods goal late in the first half allowed Mark Beesley’s side to record just their third win in 11 Tuesday night games in the National League North to keep themselves in the hunt for an unlikely play-off spot.

Woods struck to give Town a reward for their first-half dominance as the game ticked towards half-time, poking home the loose ball after home stopper Zan-Luk Leban had denied Evan Gumbs with a fine double save.

Just a couple of minutes later, the Yellows forward doubled his tally, sliding home a lovely finish after beating his man on the outside.

The result moves Town up to ninth in the table, three points shy of a play-off spot.

> Read Yellows boss Mark Beesley's post-match thoughts here

Read Matt Turner's verdict on proceedings below

IF Mark Beesley was looking for a response, he certainly got one.

Being beaten handily at home by Southport on a night that could have seen them enter the National League North play-off spots would no doubt have smarted for Warrington Town, but they responded in the best possible way.

An assured, controlled performance in a game they dominated from start to finish and ultimately, a comfortable three points.

Such was their command over proceedings, they could quite conceivably have been three goals ahead by the time Connor Woods found the Farsley net to break the deadlock.

Some sympathy can be extended towards Zan-Luk Leban – the home side’s Slovenian under 21 international goalkeeper – for the opener after he had made a fine double save to deny Evan Gumbs before the ball fell invitingly for Woods to tap in and in truth, his side would have been in more desperate trouble were it not for his interventions.

If that allowed Yellows to finish an excellent half in satisfying fashion, Woods’ second just three minutes later sent them positively skipping down the tunnel.

There was certainly no fortune about that goal, with the kind of dart past his full-back and unerring finish across the keeper that has become his trademark.

His ability to decide games with his quality was what tempted Town to part with a club record fee for his services and, not for the first time, he proved the difference-maker.

It was far from all about Woods, though – this was a true team performance in which every player played his part.

Not least Evan Gumbs, who was once again out of position at left-back but kept a man with hundreds of professional goals to his name shackled in Farsley player-manager Clayton Donaldson.

In midfield too, Jay Harris and Sean Williams bristled with intent and snap.

As a result of that combined effort, a top-seven spot remains a distinct possibility with eight games of the season remaining – an unbelievable achievement in itself.

At the very least, they have earned the right to keep the final few weeks of the season interesting and provided an impressive riposte to anyone thinking their campaign would tail off.

Warrington Town: Atherton, Hannigan, Gumbs, Harris, Woods (Kay), Williams (Walker), Amis, McDonald, Buckley-Ricketts (Pasiek), Wisdom, Clarke. Sub not used: Goudie