Warrington Town manager Mark Beesley felt the Yellows’ progression in the FA Cup was deserved as they beat Morpeth Town in their replay.
Morpeth bit back twice in the first meeting as Jack Foalle and Connor Thomson both found the back of the net after Luke Duff and Stefan Mols put Town in front.
In the replay, Tom Hannigan’s effort was cancelled out by Foalle but just minutes later Evan Gumbs restored the hosts’ lead.
Gumbs’ glancing header sealed the Yellows’ place in the next round where they face Hyde United.
Although, it could’ve been wrapped up away in the North East had Warrington Town been more clinical in front of goal, according to Beesley.
He told Off The Park: “It was a tough game, they’re a really good team, the three games we’ve played them this year have been close.
“I think they’ll be right up there in our league but we played some good stuff across the two games, we deserved, if we were a bit more ruthless in the first game we wouldn’t be in the replay but we played some good stuff at times – no overly hurting them. But we cut through them and looked a threat.”
Just two minutes separated the equaliser and, what proved to be, the winner. For the Yellows boss, he felt the immediate impact was imperative.
“It’s always important to hit straight back, it deflates them, gives us a bit of confidence,” he added.
“It was a poor goal [to concede] from our point of view but we come back and scored a really good goal so it’s something we can be better at.
“We’re getting ahead quite early in games and we need to be better at holding on to leads.
“I thought the way we passed the ball, moved together as a defensive unit,” he continued on what impressed him.
“They had 10 men behind the ball, it was difficult to break down so I think we persevered, had some good phases of play which we’ve been working on enabling us to get some chances. Not overly creative that much first half but as the game wore on we created better chances.”