PAUL Carden hailed “a proper team performance” from his Warrington Town side as they beat Matlock Town this evening.

Jack Mackreth’s penalty and Ben Garrity’s equaliser two minutes previous saw Town come from behind to record a 2-1 victory in the Peak District to move into the BetVictor Northern Premier Division play-off spots.

The victory also maintains Yellows’ unbeaten away record in the league as they recovered from trailing at half time.

“That was a proper, proper team performance tonight,” he said.

“Shaun Beeley’s not played since the Atherton game but has come in and played 90 minutes.

“The two centre-halves were excellent again. Mitch Duggan and Tom Warren were excellent, too.

“We didn’t have a player that didn’t perform.

“It’s a great result. These have got some decent players – very experienced for the level who have got know-how, strength and know how to work things.

“Some of our younger players need to get a bit more of that but I’m delighted with those three points.”

There was little in a tight first half until the Gladiators took the lead thanks to Dave Raven’s own goal.

However, Carden praised the response he got from his side to the tactical switch he employed at the break.

“A goal always changes the feel and complexion of the game,” he said.

“We’ve been on the end of some superb goals in the last few weeks, but that one was calamitous.

“We give a sloppy foul away, we lose the first header and the next one is our own that goes in the back of our net.

“Before that, we’ve had opportunities and we probably should have had a penalty.

“I was toying with the idea of changing it at half time or leaving it 10 minutes.

“I just had a feeling as I came back out for the second half and I told the lads to do it there and then.

“We got a great reaction and it seemed to work.”