WARRINGTON Town return to action this weekend after an enforced break.

With no game scheduled in midweek and Saturday’s visit to Ashton United postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, the match at Mickleover Sports this Saturday will for many of the players be a first outing since a 2-1 win against struggling Stafford Rangers on November 9.

A youthful Yellows did bow out of the Integro League Cup 4-2 on penalties two days later after the tie had ended 2-2.

Mickleover, 13th in the BetVictor Northrn Premier, will be buoyed by their own 3-2 success over Loughborough Dynamo in the knockout competition on Tuesday as they had gone five previous home games without achieving a win.

Fourth-placed Town were 1-0 winners when they last met Sports in the reverse fixture on August 31.

RYLANDS FC will hope to see the light when they visit Squires Gate on Saturday.

When Winsford United made the trip to Blackpool at the weekend the floodlights failed 15 minutes from time, with Squires Gate leading 4-1.

While that drama was unravelling, Rylands were en route to a 3-1 win at Ashton Athletic.

Freddie Potter (18mins), Kane Drummond (26) and Tom McNamara (60) netted.

Christopher Bandell pulled a goal back for Ashton within a minute of Rylands moving three goals clear.

“I thought we were exceptional, first half in particular started well and we took the game to Ashton,” said Rylands manager Dave McNabb.

“Ashton are one of the best sides we have come against this season, technically.

"Really good side, well drilled, play lovely football and for us to take the game away from them in the first half is a massive testament to the players and how well they executed the game plan.”

He was full of praise for his goalkeeper Graeme McCall.

“Podge made some top saves. We’ve come to expect performances like that from him,” he said.

“He was comfortably the best keeper in the Division One South last year and I believe he is one of the best goalkeepers in this league, too.

“With Podge, it isn’t even only about the things he does but it’s the expectations he places on his teammates and that’s what makes him a special keeper.”

Potter did not finish the game, through injury.

“He had a little knock. So, we decided to take him off and decided to see the game out with an extra defender Callum Lees back after a short injury,” said McNabb.

“He’d done what he needed to do, we were well in the lead when he came off but they had started to find more and more space in between the lines, the movement of their front four was exceptional so we wanted to bring on an extra defender to combat that which worked well because Callum Les came on and did an excellent job for us.”

The first real action to get the crowd going came in the 18th minute when Kenny played a cross into the box and Potter rose before anyone else and headed the ball into the top right-hand corner for 1-0.

Rylands began to take control.

Sam O’Halleron went close on 23 minutes, and soon after doubled their lead.

Ste Wolhuter took a free-kick from the right and aimed for Potter. While Potter couldn’t reach the ball, it fell kindly to Drummond who rifled it into the net from 18 yards.

A piece of magic created the third goal for the Blues as a direct result of some lovely passing between Potter and McNamara.

Their one-two allowed McNamara to slot the ball low and to the left of the goalkeeper for 3-0.

Ashton, stung into retaliation, pulled a goal back from the restart when Bandell’s header looped over the outstretched arms of McCall.

Ashton continued to press but Rylands defence stood firm.

WARRINGTON Wolverines women’s football team have joined forces with Golden Square Shopping Centre and Irish bar, Flanagans, who have become the official sponsors of the club as it enters a new era.

The club, which was formed in 2013 as a weekly women’s five-a-side competition, has gone from strength to strength in a relatively short time, enjoying success with two League Championships and an Argyle Sports Plate.

Continuing with its success, the Warrington Wolverines announced this summer that it officially merged with the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club.

And, as a result, the team now proudly carry, not only the Golden Square and Flanagans logos but also the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation badge.

Ian Cox, Centre Director at Golden Square Shopping Centre, said: “Supporting Warrington Wolverines is a great opportunity for us here at Golden Square. The team has really made its mark and we are delighted to be able to be part of their journey as they continue to grow.

“The players are an inspiration for those keen to get more involved in women’s football. The Warrington Wolverines have definitely made football more accessible to the wider community and their success is clearly through their dedication to the game.”

Wendy Booth, who is the founder and chairman, as well as a player for Warrington Wolverines, said: “The team comprises of a mix of ages and personalities all of whom are driven, competitive players.

"It also provides them with the opportunity to meet like-minded sports women in a fun and social setting.

"This partnership means that the ongoing commitment to the players continues, and by working with Golden Square and Flanagans it will help to build support and awareness of the team as well as promoting the sport.”