SATURDAY saw a continuation of an impressive record that has underpinned Warrington Rylands’ season.

For the second week running, Adamah Sidibeh rose from the substitute’s bench to score the winning goal as Blues regained second spot with a 2-1 win over Worksop Town at Gorsey Lane.

It was the eighth goal scored by a Rylands substitute in Northern Premier League football, which constitutes a third of their 24-goal total from 17 NPL Premier Division fixtures.

And those goals have proved incredible valuable – without them, Michael Clegg’s side would be 10 points worse off.

Here’s a look at the times Clegg has turned to his bench to critical effect so far this season…

MORPETH TOWN (H) – August 26

With the game heading towards a goalless draw, Clegg summoned Sidibeh from the bench with 20 minutes to go.

Eleven minutes later, he broke the deadlock to give his side a crucial advantage.

Edy Maieco was then introduced shortly after the goal, and he added a second in injury time to secure a 2-0 victory.

Warrington Guardian: Adamah Sidibeh breaks the deadlock against MorpethAdamah Sidibeh breaks the deadlock against Morpeth (Image: Mark Percy)


Managers dream of the kind of impact Scott Bakkor provided off the bench in this fixture, which came 10 days after Blues had thrashed their opponents 4-0 in the FA Cup at Broadhurst Park.

The frontman was sent on as a half-time substitute with the game scoreless and less than a minute later, he had raced through to score the goal that ultimately proved decisive.

Warrington Guardian: Scott Bakkor celebrates his goal against FC UnitedScott Bakkor celebrates his goal against FC United (Image: Mark Percy)

HYDE UNITED (H) – October 21

Another quick impact came in this fixture courtesy of Joe Piggott.

Just two minutes after replacing Sidibeh, he struck the only goal in this 1-0 victory for Rylands.

Warrington Guardian: Joe Piggott strikes the winner against Hyde just two minutes after coming off the benchJoe Piggott strikes the winner against Hyde just two minutes after coming off the bench (Image: Mark Percy)

ILKESTON TOWN (A) – November 11

The first of Sidibeh’s consecutive ‘super sub’ acts came in Derbyshire last week.

He came on in the 72nd minute with Blues in danger of being held to a third draw in four games, but he struck the winner nine minutes later to send them home with all of the points.

Warrington Guardian: Sidibeh lashes home the decisive goal at IlkestonSidibeh lashes home the decisive goal at Ilkeston (Image: Mark Percy)

WORKSOP TOWN (H) – November 18

Arguably the most eye-catching result of Blues’ league season to date came after Sidibeh repeated the trick.

He headed home the winning goal 10 minutes after replacing Bakkor to complete his side’s comeback, with Ben Hardcastle having earlier cancelled out Vaughan Redford’s opener.

Rylands are in midweek action tomorrow as they turn their attention to the Liverpool FA County Cup.

Clegg’s men welcome Litherland REMYCA to Gorsey Lane for a 7.30pm kick off.