WARRINGTON Rylands’ unbeaten run has stretched to a tenth match as one of Michael Clegg’s substitutes made the ultimate impact.

Having been brought on at half-time, Scott Bakkor scored the only goal of a frantic game 27 seconds into the second half as he latched onto Adamah Sidibeh’s flick on to calmly finish.

It means Blues have now beaten FC United twice in the space of 10 days having thrashed them 4-0 at Broadhurst Park in the FA Cup on September 16

The victory allowed Clegg’s side to close the gap on Northern Premier League Premier Division leaders Radcliffe to four points.

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Read Matt Turner's verdict below

WINNING can often become a habit – and it is one this Warrington Rylands side have clearly acquired.

While they will freely admit their performance was not a vintage one, certainly in comparison to the ruthless destruction of the same opposition 10 days earlier, they did enough to win the day again.

This time, it was three precious league points on the line, which were scooped up thanks to what turned out be an inspired substitution.

When Michael Clegg introduced Scott Bakkor into the action at half time, he could barely have fathomed the impact he would have.

The second half was not 30 seconds old when he slid the ball beyond FC United goalkeeper Pat Boyes what what turned out to be the decisive intervention.

Clegg speaks often about the players who do not make his starting XI and with two goals in his past three substitute appearances, Bakkor is theoretically kicking down his door.

Following a first half that lacked in quality despite an intense tempo, it allowed Blues to play what remained of the game on their terms.

They did not have much in the way of possession, but they forced their visitors down blind alleys and only gave up one serious chance – a thunderous effort from Max McLoughlin that was well saved by Luke Pilling.

“Good teams win ugly” is a tired footballing cliché but it certainly applied to this game and it allows momentum to continue building at Gorsey Lane.

With an opportunity to go within 90 minutes of the FA Cup’s main draw now in their immediate line of sight, their start to the campaign is opening up an increasing amount of opportunities.

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