However, the Wire will be disappointed not to have narrowed that gap to just three points as they were pegged back by a late equaliser from visiting Witton Albion at Cantilever Park.
In front of a crowd of 479, Steven Tames gave Albion a great start with a goal inside three minutes. Devarn Green equalised half-an-hour later and then Steven Jennings` penalty after 56 minutes looked as if it had won it for Warrington. But Tom Owens grabbed an 86th minute equaliser to lift Witton into the play-off places.
Third-placed Grantham Town came back from a goal down to beat play-off chasing Shaw Lane AFC 3-1 at The Meres.
And the Gingerbreads also had to come back from a goal down as Kieran Lugsden put the Ducks in front after 12 minutes. It wasn`t until just shy of the hour-mark that Lee Shaw equalised and then the same player gave the hosts a 73rd minute lead. The majority in the 484 crowd could relax a little when Jordan Hempenstall added a third six minutes from time.
Workington AFC`s outside play-off hopes are still alive after they won 2-0 at Borough Park against mid-table Lancaster City.
Matty Douglas broke the deadlock to put the Reds in front after 69 minutes. Rob Wilson added a second to ensure the points stayed in Cumbria in the last minute of normal time.
Sutton Coldfield Town are almost down after a 3-1 Coles Lane defeat to Nantwich Town left them nine points adrift of second-bottom Halesowen Town with only twelve points to play for – the Yeltz possessing two games in hand.
The Royals fell behind after just five minutes to a Justin Cole effort. Sam Wakefield doubled the Dabbers` lead after 32 minutes and veteran Steve Jones added a third six minutes before the break. Toby Mullarkey`s own goal six minutes into the second half was Sutton Coldfield`s only response.
Image courtesy of John Hopkins/Warrington Town
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