MICHAEL Clegg’s faith in his Warrington Rylands players was rewarded as they picked up their first victory of the season on Tuesday night.

Blues won 2-0 away at Stafford Rangers to provide the perfect riposte after losing 4-0 at home to Radcliffe on Saturday in their opening Northern Premier League Premier Division fixture.

Mo Touray was Rylands’ hero as he scored twice, putting the visitors ahead with 15 minutes to go before slotting home on the break in the closing stages.

Despite Saturday's heavy defeat, Clegg named the same starting 11 and it was a decision that was eventually vindicated.

Warrington Guardian: Mo Touray prepares to lash home Rylands' first goalMo Touray prepares to lash home Rylands' first goal (Image: Mark Percy)

“It’s always tough when you take a 4-0 loss in the first game, but I showed in my team selection tonight that there were still a lot of positives,” he said post-match.

“We kept the same 11 and we were better from start to finish.

“We controlled the game well – we could have been a little bit neater in the final third but their keeper has got man of the match and their fans were cheering when they had their first shot after 70 minutes. We just completely dominated the game.

“They were pushing towards the end but there were no real “heart in mouth” moments and we got another breakaway goal.

“I think a 2-0 win was absolutely deserved.”

Blues will look to back up Tuesday's win when they travel to Clegg's former club Atherton Collieries on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

Warrington Rylands: Pilling, Smith, Swaby-Neavin, Regan, Butler, Furman, Hardcastle, Neild, Piggott (Bakkor), Touray, Sidibeh (Maieco). Subs not used: Hough, Uche, Baillie