MAKE no mistake about it, Warrington Town got out of jail.

They may have had plenty of chances to penetrate the City of Liverpool defence, but profligacy in front of goal came so close to costing them their place in the FA Cup.

In the end, they will get another crack at their lower-ranked visitors on Tuesday – a game the Purps will be aggrieved they did not avoid.

> Look back on the game as it happened

There may have been a one-division gap between the two sides, but City of Liverpool were making light of it.

Their energetic style and high pressing game was causing Town plenty of problems and it took them a while to adjust.

That said, work for Tony McMillan in the Yellows goal remained scarce.

With the visitors packing the midfield, the hosts needed to stretch the pitch but were doing the exact opposite.

Alex Byrne and Bohan Dixon came in off the flanks looking for work but were too often crowded out.

When they did spread the play, Town looked dangerous and their best route to goal looked like crosses into the box.

Indeed, that was where the opener came from – albeit from a set piece as Dixon headed home a sumptuous Byrne corner.

It was a goal that came at the best possible time – just before the break – but if that was supposed to be the wake-up call Yellows needed, their fans were to be sadly mistaken.

Two superb finishes from Jake Hazelhurst later and they were staring down the barrel of a cup upset.

Hazelhurst was the best player on the pitch and now he had the rewards to show for it.

Balls into the box remained the way forward for Yellows as things were not clicking when they tried to get it down and play.

It may not have been pretty but after several wasted chances, it was eventually effective as Amis headed in another Byrne cross.

His deliveries have already provided nine goals for Yellows this season and they will be hoping that goes into double figures on Tuesday.

Should that game go Town’s way, Craig Robinson will reflect on a chance missed to dump the club he did so much for out of football’s most famous knock-out competition.