WITH a side containing three Under 15s and two more players who had only played a dozen games between them, Town soon found themselves 3-0 down, although on possession they more than held the balance.

Both Nick Frizzell and Carl Mason could have reduced the deficit but Warwick scored two more before half time.

Town could easily have thrown in the towel but they put the first half behind them and started the second period as if it was a new game.

Resolute defending by Nick Priddey, Alan Gormley and Patrick Ebbutt gave the midfield and forwards the chance to push forward. Tireless running from the front pairing of Nick Frizzell and Mark Gormley put Warwick under considerable pressure.

Against the run of play Warwick were awarded a penalty flick which keeper Gary Davis could do nothing about. Warwick soon added another from a deflection.

Town's terriers kept at it and they pulled back a deserved goal when Mark Gormley forced the ball home from close range.

As expected Town are finding the league a tough place to be, especially with their mixture of young and old players.

However, if they keep playing the kind of hockey they will get the reward they deserve. Skipper Alan Gormley said: "The measure of our success this season will not be the results themselves. It will be if we can come off the pitch knowing each week that we are playing better."