WARRINGTON Rylands produced an incredible statement to storm into the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

They hammered FC United of Manchester, who had won all five of their home games this season before today, to move to within two victories of the main draw.

Michael Clegg’s side led at the break thanks to Adamah Sidibeh’s clever header, but a clinical second-half display saw them canter home and reach the third qualifying round for the first time in their history.

Mo Touray and skipper James Neild scored within three minutes of each other to effectively win the game, with Ben Hough adding a late fourth.

Warrington Guardian: James Neild lashes home Rylands' third goalJames Neild lashes home Rylands' third goal (Image: Mark Percy)

They will now wait to see who they will face in the third qualifying round draw on Monday.

"I didn’t expect to feel like this again after a rough year last year, but I’m loving every minute of being here," a proud Clegg said post-match.

"I’ve got an unbelievable group who keep raising the bar every week and I’m just so proud of them. We were fantastic today.

"It’s easy to say you’re together as a group and that team spirit is building, but that changing room is a very special one.

"The friendships that have formed already and the way people are not sulking in being on the bench – they just love working with each other.

"It’s easy for me to stand here and take credit, but a lot of them manage themselves. What I certainly won’t do now is rest on our laurels and taking our foot off the gas.

"I don’t know where we’re going to be this season but I’m loving every minute of it.

"I’ve signed a two-year deal here and I hope to smash a few more records in that time. I’m just loving life at the moment."

Warrington Guardian: Michael Clegg celebrates with the Rylands supporters at full timeMichael Clegg celebrates with the Rylands supporters at full time (Image: Mark Percy)