‘It’s still early days’ – Warrington Town manager Mark Beesley calm on Northern Premier League expectations after start

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Warrington Town manager Mark Beesley insists he isn’t getting carried away after his side’s start winning start was followed by straight draws.

The Yellows have eight points from four games as they sit in the fifth following back-to-back draws with Belper Town and Atherton Collieries.

Saturday’s draw with Belper was marred by a controversial red card for Jordan Buckley and Ben Middleton following a coming together but on Friday, the ban for the striker was rescinded.

They’re still unbeaten in their start to the new campaign. Beesley discussed his side’s performances in their last two outings, noting both showings were below the required standard.

He told Off The Park: “I think Saturday, the second half we were better, we moved the ball quicker, had some good opportunities, we just need to be a bit better on the final pass, final cross, final shot.

“We had a goal disallowed which, on the replay, was clearly onside so that’ll make a big difference and the red card which was a disgrace, we’ve appealed that hopefully common sense will prevail on that.

“On Tuesday, I think the draw was a fair result, we weren’t at our best but they pressed us, had high energy and at times we didn’t cope with it that well, they had a spell second half and they caused us problems from set-pieces – from their point of view probably unlucky not to score a few so something we need to sharpen up on.

“Towards the end, we finished strong and a couple of opportunities where we could’ve and should’ve done better and nicked a winner but I think that would’ve been harsh, a draw was a fair result.”

But the Yellows boss notes that the season is still in its early stages and has warned not to go “overboard” on the reaction to their recent results as they face a difficult test in Ashton United this weekend.

He continued: “It’s still very early days, people get a bit excited or obsessed with game by game, you win a game you’ve had a good start or you lose a game you’ve had a bad start.

“I think people should let it settle down a little bit and look at it after six, eight or 10 games and see where you’re at then and see what you need to do. It’s been okay start, I wouldn’t go overboard with it.

“They’re a very good team, they’ve recruited really well. They’ll be right up there next season, they make it hard for teams and I think it’ll be a really tough game. They beat us last year at home so we’re under no illusions how tough of a game it will be.”

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