Tue 20
Burscough
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League
First Team
Blues undefeated start stretches to a fourth game...

Blues undefeated start stretches to a fourth game...

By Rylands FC
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Rylands go top of the league after goal-less draw in the rain at Burscough...


Rylands' extended their unbeaten start to life in the North West Counties Premier Division and moved top of the league after a 0-0 draw under the lights at Burscough.

The blues started quickly, with Jay White's strike from range being tipped over the crossbar by the 'keeper, before George Lomas went through on goal but steered his shot wide under pressure from the recovering defender.

Rylands had the better of possession and came closest after twenty minutes when Lomax's cross deflected off the goalkeeper befor being cleared off the line!

Before the interval, White dragged a shot wide on the half hour, before breaking away on the stroke of half time, only to be brought down by the 'keeper twenty five yards out. Ste Wolhuter's free kick hit the target but was comfortably saved.

HALF TIME - Burscough 0 v 0 Rylands

The visitors were forced in to a change at half time with captain Gary Kenny picking up a knock in the first half.

Burscough had the first chance of the half, with an effort straight at McCall who couldn't hold on but gathered the rebound. Rylands went straight up the end and came close through substitute Freddie Potter who forced a good save from the 'keeper.

As the rain began to pour, with conditions very difficult to play in, both sides continued to go at each other, trying to break the deadlock.

The blues were denied an appeal for a penalty by the referee after the 'keeper appeared to pull White back in the area.

The hosts had the best chance of the half so far in the sixty-seventh minute when no.9 headed wide when well placed inside the Rylands box.

White headed over for the blues as time started to run out, before McCall made a fantastic save with five minutes to to tip a goal-bound header over the crossbar.

FULL TIME - Burscough 0 v 0 Rylands

Rylands: 1. Graeme McCall, 2. Callum Lees, 3. Harry Molyneux, 4. Gary Kenny (C) (17. Freddie Potter '46), 5. John Shaw, 6. Kevin Pollard (16. Tom McNamara '68), 7. Adam Jones, 8. Ste Wolhuter (14. Warren Gerrard '75), 9. Jay White, 10. George Lomax, 11. Andy Scarisbrick

Manager's Verdict:
"Overall I'm pretty disappointed with our performance, particularly on the back of how well we played against Avro. The lads know that they have to live by the standards they set and they're disappointed too. The conditions to play in were horrendous which didn't help but ultimately we didn't do enough to earn the three points against a very good and young Burscough side. A hard fought point was a fair result on the night and we take away the positives of another clean sheet, maintaining our unbeaten start to the league campaign.."

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Match details

Match date

Tue 20, Aug 2019

Kickoff

19:45
Harry Molyneux

Player of the match

Harry Molyneux