Rylands extended their lead at the top of the North West Counties Premier Division to three points after a 2-0 victory at Winsford United on Saturday in front of a bumper crowd of over 200..
Having scored in the first minute in their previous two games, the blues were building a reputation for starting matches quickly, but the hosts kept things tight with few chances to report in the opening fifteen minutes as both sides look to gain control of the game.
The first real chance came in the twenty-fourth minute when Winsford broke and Graeme McCall was quick off his line to make a good save down low from the on-rushing striker.
The deadlock was broken on the half-hour after good work by Jay White found Tom Freeman who bundled the ball home from close range.
Tom Freeman puts Rylands in front..
Just three minutes later the lead was doubled when White superbly turned his defender and fired home off the far post.
Jay White celebrates scoring his fifth goal of the season...
HALF TIME - Winsford United 0 v 2 Rylands
The second half started in similar fashion to the first, with Rylands controlling possession but neither side troubling either goalkepeer.
It was almost three in the seventieth minute but for a superb save by Langley in the Winsford goal to deny Tom McNamara.
The remainder of the half went by without any clear cut opportunities before the referee brought proceedings to an end in what was a well deserved victory on the road for Rylands..
FULL TIME - Winsford United 0 v 2 Rylands
Rylands: 1. Graeme McCall, 2. Carl Lownsbrough (12. Alex Davies '64), 3. Tom Freeman (14. Harry Molyneux '81), 4. Adam Jones, 5. John Shaw, 6. Callum Lees, 7. Warren Gerrard, 8. Ste Wolhuter, 9. Jay White, 10. Tom McNamara, 11. Andy Scarisbrick (15. Liam Moran '72)
"I thought it was a very professional and resilient performance by the lads today against a very strong Winsford side. It was a bit of a scrappy game in the first 10-15 minutes but we started to grow into the game and started to play some great stuff. We got the two all-important goals and I thought we more than deserved the half time lead.
"Second half we expected a reaction from Winsford. We played the game out well limiting our hosts to a couple of half-chances. I’m really pleased with the character and maturity of the second-half performance."