‘Desperately needed’ – Warrington Rylands boss David McNabb eyeing Belper Town triumph after ‘challenging’ start

David Webb celebrates for Warrington Rylands after scoring vs Bamber Bridge

Warrington Rylands manager David McNabb felt that their Bamber Bridge was deserved following their previous showings.

Second half goals from David Webb and Jak McCourt – his first for the club – secured the win and got Rylands their first league win of the season.

The start to the campaign for the Blues saw them handed two defeats with their draw against Nantwich Town in between.

They were beaten 3-1 by Ashton United last weekend but McNabb noticed the positive aspects of the performance with the scoreline not reflecting the balance of play as their third goal came on the counter-attack.

Their win comes ahead of a busy period for Rylands. They will play twice in just three days as they travel to Belper Town and then host Marine at Gorsey Lane on Bank Holiday Monday.

After a string of improved displays, McNabb expressed his delight at the win over Brig.

He told Off The Park: “It was good, we desperately needed that three points. It has been coming, the performances have been much much better, just on the wrong side of the results really.

“They kept going and worked really hard for each other, stuck together as a team, managed a couple of difficult periods. Overall, I thought we were the better team and deserved the win.”

Despite picking up their first three points of the season, the FA Vase-winning manager insists he doesn’t want his side “resting on their laurels” and expecting to go on winning runs. He added: “Hopefully, every game in this league’s unbelievably difficult, so it’s not like we’ve had one good result and rest on your laurels and think that’s it we’re going to go on a run winning three or four games – it’s not that simple.

“We played well got the three points we deserved, we now need to work even harder to get three points on Saturday then against Marine on Monday.

“We’re still excited, it has been a difficult and challenging start,” McNabb said on his feelings about their start. “I think when you do have a tough start, it does weigh a little bit heavier than it would do any other time.

‘If you lost two games and drew one in the middle of November or December, you wouldn’t bat an eyelid you’d just say it’s a blip. The league’s unbelievably tough, we’re playing against good sides week in, week out so we just need to keep believing in ourselves, stick together as a group.

“I still think we can win games in this league, hopefully we can get one against Belper.”

They travel to Belper Town this weekend looking to follow up on Tuesday’s win. Saturday’s opponents have one point from their opening four, scoring three times and conceding 10 in the process, something McNabb is looking to take advantage of.

He said: “I think they’re going through a similar spell to what we have been in. Again, they’re only one good performance away from turning it around and one right result.

“So, it’s going to be a tough game, they’re going to be physical, strong, resolute and they’re going to be looking to try and pick up their first three points of the season as well. 

“We need to try take advantage of that, I don’t think we can go into it thinking it’ll be easy because it’s not. They’re in a place now where they’re reassessing where they are, players, shape that type of stuff. Hopefully we can go there and do ourselves and justice and pick up the three points.”

[Featured image: Warrington Rylands – Mark Percy]

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