RYLANDS can turn their attention back to the FA Vase this weekend knowing their league form remains in good order.

They welcome Doncaster-based Rossington Main to Gorsey Lane on Saturday, kick off 3pm, having continued their unbeaten start to the North West Counties League Premier Division season.

Saturday’s 2-0 win at Winsford United was their fifth in six league outings and leaves them three points clear at the top of the table.

Two goals in three first-half minutes from Tom Freeman and Jay White did the job for Blues at Barton Stadium and manager Dave McNabb was impressed by the maturity his side displayed in the second half to repel the hosts.

"I thought it was a very professional and resilient performance by the lads against a very strong Winsford side,” he said.

“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.

"We expected a reaction from Winsford in the second half.

“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."

The deadlock was broken on the half-hour mark when White delivered a ball across the six-yard box for Freeman to bundle home from close range.

White then quickly went from provider to scorer as he turned away from a defender before firing home via the post and that proved enough for victory.

Rylands: McCall, Lownsborough (Davies), Freeman (Molyneux), Jones, Shaw, Lees, Gerrard, Wolhulter, White, McNamara, Scarisbrick (Moran)

Meanwhile, Rylands’ women’s team got their Cheshire Women’s Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a 4-2 win over Upton.

Mollie Bennett struck twice, with Tyler Williams and Charlie Melvin also on the scoresheet.