23rd March 1999
Chadderton 0 - 0 Warrington Town
Town brought in Dave Tickle for his debut match in midfield. The first fifteen minutes saw Town pressure create havoc in the Chadderton defence but alas no goals. For once Whitehead and Tyrell were unlucky with their scoring attempts.
Chadderton gradually got into the game and some fine defending by Andy Tague, Dave Tickle and Thommo in goal kept Chaddertons forwards at bay.
The second half was a carbon cop of the first with many chances going begging.
In view of the enforced changes, this was a satisfactory result against a team who have recently proved difficult to beat.
Town climb into top six
Warrington leapfrogged Tetley Walker on Tuesday to move into the top
six of the North Western Trains League second division, despite failing to find the net
for the first time in 14 games. Town, who extended their unbeaten run to nine
matches, included reserve Dave Tickle in a new-look back line due to Chris Hunt's, Ian
Bold's and Ian Hughes' injuries.
Midfielder Terry Nestor, an inspirational force behind Town's resurgence this season, produced the only scoring opportunity of note in an uninspired first half when he powered a header inches wide following a cross by Paul Anderton. Talented winger Paul Berry had a fierce drive intercepted by 'keeper Mark Bedford.
Chadderton squandered the best chance to decide the outcome when Colin Bennett, left unmarked, fired wide from close range with only 'keeper Alan Thompson to beat. Thompson, who will now miss three games due to work commitments, excelled in the closing minutes in blocking a powerful angled drive by substitute Chris Barlow.
Town: Thompson, Tague, Cartledge, Tickle, Edwards, Berry, Nestor, Shaw (Clough 75mins), Tyrrell (Blair 89mins), Whitehead, Anderton (Fenton 84mins).