WARRINGTON'S four-match unbeaten run in the UniBond League first division ended after they failed to score for the first time in 12 matches.
Town, who had triumphed over Kidsgrove seven days earlier, were involved in another close encounter with clear-cut chances evenly shared between the two sides.
Kidsgrove twice were denied when they managed to strike the woodwork while former Skelmersdale United forward Mike Heverin was twice denied by the Kidsgrove keeper with power drives.
But Kidsgrove dealt the decisive blow after 73 minutes when Andy Kinsey hammered in.
WARRINGTON: Flood, Smith, Salt, Dyson, Webster, Farrell, Tickle (Canning 86), Latham, Heverin, Mitchell (Noel 78), Bermingham. Sub: Clarke.