Mark Beesley issues Warrington Town warning despite outstanding Southport display

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Warrington Town will not be getting carried away with themselves despite their 4-0 away win over Southport, insists manager Mark Beesley.

Town defied expectations and stunned the Sangrounders on the opening day as they hit Liam Watson’s side for four.

Sean Williams curled Town in front with a brilliant right-footed effort before goals from Luke Duffy, Bohan Dixon and Isaac Buckley-Ricketts got the newly-promoted sides campaign off to a flyer.

“To go and win 4-0 at Southport is something we wasn’t expecting. You get these freakish results on the opening day of the season, we’re glad that one went our way but we couldn’t have asked for more really,” Beesley told Off The Park.

“If you went to bed on the Friday and dreamt you’d win 4-0, you would’ve never believed it, especially at a good club like Southport, good players, good manager, it was just one of them days. 

“We got a little bit of luck in the first-half and then we countered well second-half, scored some good goals. It’s a win but to score four goals in any season is pleasing.

“It definitely wasn’t one-sided, they had a touch-and-go offside goal, a couple of opportunities where they maybe think they could’ve done better, they put us under pressure but we scored at the right time just before half-time. 

“It put them on the backfoot coming out in the second-half, it was nowhere near a one-sided game.”

Warrington Town lift the curtain on their home campaign as they welcome Blyth Spartans. The North East side have narrowly avoided relegation in recent seasons but got off to a strong start with a 4-2 win over Gloucester City. 

“Because this league is so new to us, we must make sure we’re looking at each game, taking our time and respecting each opposition,” he added. “They’re all really good teams with good players, it could be a springboard but we’ve got to concentrate on each game because it’s such a tough league.

“They play a really good style, they had a great win [against Gloucester], we’ve to guard against it. They’ve got some excellent players, we’ve got to be ready for them because they’re more than capable of beating us.”

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