WAYNE Goodison says there was "not much more" his 1874 Northwich side could have done bar score in last night's Cheshire Senior Cup exit.

Greens lost for the first time in any competition since November last night as they were beaten 1-0 by BetVictor Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit Warrington Town.

Goodison, who picks the team alongside co-manager Paul Bowyer, saw his side largely dominate the first half before falling behind to Dave Raven's winning goal on the stroke of half time.

Prior to that, '74 had hit the woodwork twice through Scott McGowan and Lee Knight while Lee Jackson had two presentable chances from corners.

"We said coming into the game that it wasn’t about what sort of side they put out – whether they went strong or mixed and matched," Goodison said.

"It was just about performance for us and we’re really happy with that.

"Barring scoring, I don’t think there was much more we could have done tonight. I think if we’d have scored one, we’d have scored a couple more.

"It’s just the way it works out sometimes – it’s a set piece that we were a bit naïve in dealing with and we were punished."

The timing of Warrington's goal was highly inconvenient for the visitors – Raven smashed home a loose ball after a corner was not cleared seconds before the half time whistle.

However, Goodison was pleased it did not completely derail his side.

"The good thing for us is that there was no panic," he said.

"We knew that if we kept playing as we were, we would make chances in the second half and we did. We should score in the first minute after half time.

"If we’re going to lose a game, we want to lose it playing the way we have been doing this season.

"We’ve not lost because we haven’t played well. We’ve lost because of one moment in the game and that can happen."