Warrington Rylands manager David McNabb was pleased with their domination of Colne after their 6-0 win.
Rylands kept the pressure on at the top with Andy Scarisbrick the pick of the bunch after scoring a hat-trick in the rout as John Hunt, Jack Tinning and Matthew Hughes were all on the scoresheet.
In their previous outing, they were denied a comeback win against Clitheroe when their late strike was ruled out in questionable circumstances.
Kane Drummond and a Jack Hopkins own-goal brought them level before they bundled the ball home in the dying moments only for the referee to chalk the goal off for a handball/foul on the goalkeeper.
McNabb was pleased with his side but expects a difficult test against 1874 Northwich.
“I was very disappointed with the first-half performance, although we didn’t play particularly bad in general play, just in decisions it cost us a couple of goals,” he told Off The Park.
“Fair play to Clitheroe, they capitalised and scored a couple of goals. Second half the lads come out and were brilliant, took the game to Clitheroe.
“We scored the first then the equaliser and then we’ve scored again in injury time but it’s been disallowed, initially for handball then he changed his mind and said it was a foul on the ‘keeper and looking back at the video there’s certainly no indication of a handball by anyone other than a blue shirt and there was certainly no foul on the ‘keeper he was stood on his own.
“I don’t really know why it was disallowed but ultimately referees make mistakes just as much as players and managers do, it is what it is, you’ve just got to get on with it and obviously learn from it.
“We played really well, scored after 26-27 seconds is always a good way to start a game. Sometimes you can be a bit fearful that people think it’ll be a little bit too easy and allow the opposition to build but we didn’t do, kept on top.
“Colne played some good stuff, for the neutral they would’ve seen two good footballing side, moving the ball really well.
“I think first-half we were really good, second we came and dominated the game a little bit more and we got six goals.
“You want to try and be the best you can in every area possible, defensively at times we haven’t been brilliant, we’ve switched off and not particularly fundamental issues but single-person errors or daft goals to concede and at times, [we’ve] been a bit guilty of that.
“We looked really solid, going forward we’ve been good in most games all season.
“They’re enjoying it, it’s about trying to play a brand of football where the lads can try and express ourselves.
“We try promote that, I think the lads are enjoying that. Obviously Workington and Marine are quite far ahead, it’s going to be unrealistic to catch those two so it’s just about winning as many games as we can until the end of the season.
“We’re up for another stiff test, obviously it’s a team we’ve played against quite a bit, more than most with us both being promoted last season but they’re a really good footballing side.
“They’ve got players who can hurt you in attacking areas and generally speaking, they’re quite astute defensively, we know it’ll be a tough game but taking confidence from Tuesday.”