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Rylands progress to Warrington Guardian Cup second round
12:51pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in Football
Rylands 3 Wolves 0
RYLANDS eased into the Warrington Guardian Cup second round with victory over District League newcomers Wolves at Gorsey Lane on Saturday.
Lee Dermody’s double either side of the break, plus a debut goal for Kris Bell was enough to settle the outcome despite James Grave saving Ben Slater’s spot kick.
Rylands boss Dave Parr was pleased to progress.
“It is often difficult when playing against so called lower-league opposition in cup ties,” he said.
“The main thing is that we have progressed in a competition we would like to stay involved in as long as possible.
“I thought our approach play was quite good, but the end product was unfortunately missing.
“Having said that, I must give credit to the opposition for working hard to keep the tie alive until the closing minutes.”
Grave was in inspired form for the youthful visitors and frustrated Rylands early on with saves from Slater, Joel Brownhill and Chris Brown.
The Cheshire League outfit found a breakthrough though when Dermody collected Slater’s pass before emphatically striking beyond the goalkeeper.
Dermody almost added a second after 18 minutes, but his close range shot was pushed onto the post by the Wolves stopper.
Following a rare counter attack Rylands keeper Andy Moor was relieved to see Luke Farrell’s shot whistle wide.
Five minutes before the break Jon Priest’s surging run ended with him being upended in the box, but Grave saved well from Slater’s penalty.
The second period began in similar fashion for Rylands, who were unable to convert a series of chances before Wolves almost levelled when Tom Freeman’s free kick rattled a post.
Dermody, Liam Hayes and Alex Lowe all went close, but it took until the latter was brought down in the area for Rylands to double their lead.
This time Dermody stepped up to beat Grave for his second goal of the game.
In the dying minutes, substitute Bell fired in an unstoppable effort to seal victory.
They visit Pinewoods this weekend in the Liverpool County FA Challenge Cup, kick off 2pm.
Rylands: Moor, Parr (Sinker), Brown, Prescott, Williams, Lowe, Hayes, Priest, Slater (Emery), Dermody, Brownhill (Bell).