FEBRUARY was an excellent month for Rylands FC.

Four wins and a draw from five matches has put them firmly on course for back-to-back promotions – and the North West Counties League has recognised their efforts.

Blues have been named the Premier Division’s Club of the Month for February after picking up 13 points from 15 available.

Skelmersdale United were beaten home and away in February while Dave McNabb's side also picked up wins over Squires Gate and fellow promotion chasers Bootle before the month ended with a 1-1 draw with bottom side Litherland REMYCA.

They conceded just four times in those five games as well and kept two clean sheets – a statistic that has earned shot-stopper Michael Emery the division’s Goalkeeper of the Month award.

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Rylands keeper Mike Emery kept two clean sheets in February. Picture by Mark Percy

Despite not playing on Saturday, Blues’ promotion fate remains entirely in their own hands.

Saturday’s game against Longridge Town fell victim to the weather and the game at Gorsey Lane has now been rearranged for Tuesday, March 31.

Ahead of a trip to Whitchurch Alport on Saturday, kick off 3pm, Dave McNabb’s side sit second in the NWCFL Premier Division, with the top three sides promoted.

They are seven points clear of fourth-place Charnock Richard and while Longridge in sixth have four games in hand, winning them all would not take them above Blues.