Warrington Rylands aware of Kendal Town threat as boss David McNabb ‘made up’ with Kane Drummond and Andy Scarisbrick’s form

Andy Scarisbrick celebrates after scoring against 1874 Northwich.

Warrington Rylands manager David McNabb was delighted to see Kane Drummond and Andy Scarisbrick continue their goalscoring form in their 3-1 win over 1874 Northwich.

Scarisbrick scored a hat-trick in their 6-0 win over Colne and netted the opener inside three minutes to take it to five goals for the season whilst Drummond’s goal on Saturday took him to 13 for the season.

The win allows Rylands to keep the pressure on the top two Workington and Marine but McNabb was disappointed to concede in their win at Gorsey Lane.

Adam Buxton added a third for the promotion-chasers with the gap at the remaining at just three points.

McNabb told Off The Park: “Pleasing performance and result all in all, I thought we played really well first half. Second half we were as good or flowing in the football we played but it was quite a professional performance, it was disappointing to concede the goal from a set-piece.

“It was a really good performance, we showed how good we were in the first half and second half it was just about seeing the game through. 

“I think we started the game really well, got another early goal, got the second fairly early in the game, we continued to probe and push for that third goal but it wasn’t to be [in the first half].

“We knew 1874 would fly out the traps second half which they did, we weathered the storm and then scored the third goal. We were just in the driving seat then to see it through, try not to take too many risk and get the points in the bag. 

“It’s fairly good. We’ve known how good both players are [Kane Drummond & Andy Scarisbrick]. Kane’s had a few injury issues which he hasn’t had before, niggling things meaning he’s playing at 70-80 per cent and Andy had a pretty bad knee injury at the backend of pre-season which kept him out until November.

“Both players are playing at their full capacity and you’re starting to see it, when they’re on it they’re just impossible to stop at times, they’re getting better week on week.

“They’re taking a lot of stuff on board that we’re trying to reach them in terms of coaching, I’m really made up with them and how they’re both performing.”

For McNabb, he is hoping that old habits don’t reappear when they travel to Kendal on Saturday after experiencing problems against teams lower down the division in the past.

But the FA Vase-winning manager is well aware of the threat the relegation-threatened side pose. 

“They’re a really good side, they’ve had a bit of turmoil in terms of some changes in management and whatever else.

“They are at the wrong end of the table but they are fighting for their lives and you can see the performances they’re putting in, particularly at home, they’re causing teams problems so we know we’re going to have to be there and be at our best to get anything from the game.

“A couple of times this season we have slipped up against teams in the bottom half, we need to be on our game and we need to go there and give 100 percent because we know it won’t be easy at all.”

[Featured image: Warrington Rylands – Mark Percy]

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