‘We need to be at our best’ – Warrington Town manager Mark Beesley makes Hyde United demand ahead of FA Cup trip

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Warrington Town manager Mark Beesley says his side need to be at their best this weekend to overcome Hyde United in the FA Cup.

The former Chester City and Forest Green Rovers striker was left pleased with his side following their 1-1 draw away at Stafford Rangers after Isaac Buckley-Ricketts cancelled out Joe Kenton’s opener.

It stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to four matches. This weekend they travel to Hyde United in the FA Cup, a team who are in a good run of form after scoring eight past the Yellows‘ neighbours Warrington Rylands in recent weeks.

Whilst Beesley is happy with the performance last time out, he was slightly disappointed. He told Off The Park: “I think a point away from home at Stafford is a great point if you’re one down with less than 20 to go so I think it’s a good point.

“Tough place to go, they’re very well organised, a well-coached team, but I think from our point of view a little bit disappointed we didn’t take all three.

“I think we controlled the game in possession of the ball, although we probably didn’t hurt them as much as we’d like. The second-half we created a lot of opportunities, I was disappointed we didn’t take ours to get the points.”

Town’s last defeat came against Ashton United but in recent weeks, the Yellows manager has been a positive outlook after their recent displays but still feels there is room for improvement.

He continued: “I think we’re playing really well, we’re keeping the ball well it’s stuff we’ve worked on in pre-season, it’s clear we’ve got a clear way of playing it’s just that final bit, we need to bit a little bit more ruthless when we’re getting good chances to score.

“We need to make sure we’re keeping the other end tidy and make sure we’re not giving away silly goals which we’ve got a tendency of doing.

“From our point of view, it’s all positive at the moment. We just need to be a little bit more ruthless or streetwise in the final third and I think things will all be good.

“I don’t think it’s a lack of composure [causing mistakes leading to goals], I just think it’s individual errors, small errors which are costing us at the moment which can happen to any team.

“At the other end, we need to be a little bit braver or confident whether it’s the final pass, delivery, final shot or whatever it may be, we need to be a little bit more brave and instinctive to get shots away.”

On the draw against Stafford, Beesley praised on-loan midfielder Josh Seary who has flourished in his temporary spell away from Preston North End.

“We had some good performances throughout, we controlled the game in midfield,” he added. “I think the two lads in midfield have been excellent of late.

“I think Josh Seary on loan from Preston is an outstanding talent and one that, one we’ve worked hard to get and thank Preston for trusting us to have him for three months and hopefully longer. I think he’s going to have a good career in the game.”

Warrington Town will be hoping to be in the hat for Monday’s draw but face a confident Hyde side who come into the match on the back of their comeback win over Rylands on Tuesday.

Beesley said: “They’ve done really well this season, they’ve had a good start, they’ve got some really good players, really good attacking players and they’ve been safe at the back.

“They’re a team who’ve recruited well and have a good way of playing. It’s always a tough game away to Hyde, it’s one we need to be at our best to try get through.”

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