by Garry Clarke
THE Football Association has, in agreement with the League Committee and National Game Competitions Committee, announced their intention to resume football for steps five and six on Saturday 5th December 2020 with the second round of the Buildbase FA Vase.
Twelve outstanding first-round ties are to be played the same weekend, with subsequent second round ties the following weekend before the third round scheduled for Saturday 19th December. However, there would be a further review should the national lockdown be extended beyond 3 December.
The North West Counties League has indicated they are to restart fixtures, for teams not involved in the FA Vase, on Saturday 5th December.
Warrington Rylands 1906, who entered lockdown leading the NWCFL Premier Division table, face a long trip Jarrow of the Northern League in the FA Vase second round.
When Warrington Rylands 1906 resume their season they will do so without the services of vice-captain Ste Wolhuter who has joined Ashton Town in the NWCFL First Division North.
A consistent hard-working player in either his preferred position in central midfield or at left-back, Wolhuter joining from Billinge in 2018 was one of the first players signed when the Blues stepped up into semi-pro football helping the club win the First Division South title.
Announcing his departure Rylands manager Dave McNabb said “he is one of the best players I’ve ever worked with, a leader on and off the pitch who has helped transform the club with his ability, attitude and desire.”
He will be in good company at Ashton as two teammates from the title-winning team Tom McNamara and Jay White have also swapped Gorsey Lane for Edge Green Street recently while ex Blues Carl Lownsborough and Tom Parry already play for Ashton.