Lee Andrews admitted his Workington Reds side have got to take their chances if they want to get out of relegation trouble.

Reds lost out 2-0 on Tuesday night to Northern Premier League leaders Warrington Town at Borough Park, despite being on top of the game for long periods.

And Andrews admitted it was disappointing not to get anything out of the game, but said if they didn’t start taking their chances they would be punished.

“I think for long periods of the game, certainly for the first 75 minutes, we were more than in the game,” said Andrews.

“I thought we were the better team for long periods of that 75 minutes and it’s a bit of a stuck record I know but we have to start taking our chances and if we don’t we’ll get punished and that’s what’s happened.

“I think they had one shot on target in the first half and they scored from their first shot on target in the second half.

“It was a bit of a weak effort and we were disappointed it got through Aaran [Taylor] for the goal but it should have been defended better before that.

“So there’s lessons to be learned, when we get our chances we need to take them but also we need to keep that back door shut.”

Reds did have opportunities to score themselves but the luck seemed to be against the home side as one chance from Brad Carroll bounced off the crossbar and a header from Josh Calvert took a cruel deflection to go wide.

“It’s the luck you have when you’re struggling to get goals at home that someone gets their body in the way or something happens,” added Andrews.

“But we felt we had chances that we should have done better with within the 90 minutes and it’s disappointing that we’ve played against the league leaders and we’ve dominated them for large periods of the game but to come away with another 2-0 defeat is disappointing.”

Dylan Vassallo came off the bench to score both goals for Warrington – an individual effort to put them ahead before scoring directly from a corner to seal the victory that kept them top of the division.

But Andrews said he couldn’t take anything away from his side, who battled throughout the night.

“The lads gave us everything that we asked for for the first 75 minutes,” said Andrews.

“Their work ethic and the way they approached the game, the way they played with no fear, gave them no respect and got in and around and made it hard for them was very good and pleasing so we have to take the positives from that.”

Reds must now regroup before they welcome Hyde United to Borough Park on Saturday, ko 3pm.