THEY may have been a little fortunate to force this replay, but there was no doubting Warrington Town’s superiority on Tuesday.

It is difficult to imagine how a team can look so completely different in the space of just three days with minimal change in personnel.

That can be put down to a piece of tactical tweaking from Paul Carden that turned out to be a masterstroke as City of Liverpool simply could not cope.

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Louis Barnes challenges City of Liverpool's John McGrath. Picture by John Hopkins

While moving Ben Garrity further forward and Matty Chadwick to the wing may not have been the most revolutionary of moves, Bohan Dixon operating in a deep midfield role certainly caught plenty off guard.

Thinking about it, though, that sort of role suits his game and it showed at the Berry Street Garage Stadium.

Dixon showed the sort of strength in the air and on the ground that should be expected from a man of his size, but it was his range of passing that caught the eye.

Whether it was short and clever or long and raking, he rarely misplaced a pass. He and the terrier-like Mitch Duggan complimented each other perfectly.

Garrity and Tony Gray were similarly in-sync further up the field, with the former’s boundless energy getting him beyond the home defence when the latter dropped deep.

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Ben Garrity operated further forward to good effect. Picture by John Hopkins

With Chadwick on the left wing and Alex Byrne on the right, there was also so much more balance to the Yellows side.

When all those things were combined, it made for a fluid display the home side struggled to contain.

A goal inside the first minute punctured the red-hot atmosphere created by the majority of the impressive, four-figure crowd who piled into Bootle FC’s ground sensing an upset.

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Alex Byrne opens the scoring inside the first minute. Picture by John Hopkins

From then on, it was a display of utter domination from Town.

They stayed calm in the cauldron – evidenced by the lack of a yellow card on their side while City of Liverpool had four players booked – and showed what kind of team they really are.

These kinds of tactics may not work every game, but it certainly did a job here.

Despite an injury list that shows little sign of shortening, Yellows’ confidence continues to grow.

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Tony Gray tries to keep his balance. Picture by John Hopkins