Match Report

11th January 2000 - Warrington Town 2 - 0 Alsager

A Warrington Guardian report:

Tague Blow

WARRINGTON Town pulled off their first home win under the leadership of Alan Blair but face losing their inspirational skipper Andy Tague through suspension. Town had this North Western Trains League Division Two game in the bag when in form defender Tague was sent off along with Alsager substitute Mark Nicklin for some rough stuff. Tague complained of being elbowed but his 'handbags at five paces' retaliation could cost him dearly.

Afterwards manager Blair said: "It is a blow because he has slipped into the sweeper's role really well for me recently but now he'll probably get a five game suspension for doing next to nothing. But on the positive side we have just boosted the squad with the signing of central defender Neil Davies who made his debut off the bench tonight. We've brought him in from Vauxhall but he was training with me when I was at Runcorn."

Town were vastly more creative than in their 0-0 Trophy draw with Formby at the weekend but did not have their finishing boots on in the first half on Tuesday. Robbie Preidt put matters right in the 67th minute when he met Dave Tickle's cross with a first time thump that beat goalkeeper Jon Paul Riley for pace.

There was a touch of good fortune about Town's second strike nine minutes later. Andy Barr's initial shot bobbled in front of Riley and rebounded into play off his head. Neil Holden was then able to square the ball for Tickle to stab it home.