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ON THE ROAD WITH THE BLUES – WARRINGTON RYLANDS 1906

Formed: 1906.

Rylands Recreation Club was founded as the works team for Rylands Brothers Wire Works – founded in 1805 as John Rylands and Son. They were known as Crosfields/Rylands from 2008 to 2010 following a merger with Crosfields. Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford – a former player – became involved in 2016 and has the intention to move the club up the pyramid. The current name was adopted in 2020

Known As
Blues

Leagues

Liverpool County
Combination
Warrington & District? -1968Champions – 6 times –
most recently in 1959
Mid-Cheshire1968-2018Champions – 2 times.
More recently in 1984
North West Counties2018-21No season completedChampions – Div 1S -
2019
Northern Premier2021 to DateNo season completed

FA Cup

First Appearance2019EPRuncorn Town0-2
Best20202QYork City0-1

FA Vase

First Appearance1980PREMilton United (Staffs)4-0
Best2021WBinfield3-2

Other Cups

Depot Cup1928
Starkey Cup1953
Liverpool Challenge Cup1958
Guardian Cup5 times - most recently in 2015
Lancashire Amateur Shield1973
Mid-Cheshire League Cup1979
North west Counties Division 1 Cup2019

Recent Seasons

SeasonLeaguePositionFA CupFA Vase
2015-16CHES-P14th
2016-17CHES-P10th
2017-18CHES-P11thPromoted
2018-19NWC-1S1st2QPromoted
2019-20NWC-P(2nd)EP2(Promotion)
2020-21NWC-P(2nd)2QWinnersPromoted
2021-22NPL-1W

Recent Head to Heads – League

SeasonCongleton - HomeCongleton - AwayHanley - HomeHanley - Away
2019-202-42-1
2020-210-3

SeasonAbbey - HomeAbbey - AwayAlsager - HomeAlsager - Away
2015-163-32-1
2018-192-00-6

Recent Head to Heads – Cup

2016-17AlsagerFAV1QH2-1
2018-19AbbeyNWC1T22-2 - Abbey lost on penalties

Ground
Rylands Recreation Club, Gorsey Lane, WA2 7RZ

Rylands Brothers purchased a tract of land to the East of Warrington to provide sport and relaxation facilities for the employees and their families. In addition to the excellent clubhouse that provided capacity for indoor sports, a number of sports pitches were added. Facilities for Rugby, cricket, tennis and bowls were provided in addition to the football pitch. That pitch is now enclosed with turnstile and has two seating areas that have a total capacity of 200 as well as a covered standing area. The more modern of the stands was completed in 2020 after floodlights had been installed at the end of 2018. The record attendance is 319 for a match against Cheadle Heath Nomads in March 2019. There is parking at the ground.

Distance from Harrison Park – 39.7 miles

Season So Far

Rylands began their season last week with a visit to Hornchurch to contest the Pitching In Super Cup which sees the FA Trophy winners entertain the FA Vase winners. Rylands were on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline with Milne and Coveney on the scoresheet. Saturday sees Warrington play their first game in the Pitching In Northern Premier League and also their first fixture at Step 5.


Time to Spare?

• Warrington Museum and Art Gallery contains the Museum of Cheshire Policing and Museum of Freemasonry
• St Elphin’s Church dates from 1867
• St Wilfrid’s Church, Grappenhall and St Oswald’s Church, Winwick both date from mediaeval times
• Warrington Town Hall dates from 1750 when it was a private residence known as Bank Hall
• Warrington Transporter Bridge is Grade II* listed

Tony Walley
Tony Walley
News & Sport Editor

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