No stroll in the park for Rylands as they lose to bottom-of-the-league


Report & Pictures John Hopkins

A weakened Warrington Rylands squad fell foul to an 87th-minute winner as Chinedu Osadebe’s second goal for the visitors secured a win for bottom-of-the-league Bradford Park Avenue.

Several key players were missing from the squad due to injuries and it looks like Matt Regan will not take part again this season

Rylands began the match full of confidence with manager Michael Clegg recently signing a new two-year deal with the club. Djavan Pedro ran onto a through ball from Momodou Touray to score the first goal of the day on 17 minutes and The Blues appeared to be in control despite losing their leading marksman Adama Sidibeh to Scottish Premier side St Johnstone in midweek
The lead was short-lived; just four minutes later the struggling side equalised with an Chinedu Osadebe goal and the situation became even worse when former Rylands player Edy Maieco put a second past Luke Pilling

With only seconds to half time, Touray fed Joe Adams who quickly passed to a goal-bound Captain James Neild who slotted the ball into the net for the equaliser

An off the ball incident in the Bradford goal mouth ended with James Butler seeing red

The hosts pushed with ten men for the rest of the match but were susceptible to break-aways from the travelling team and with minutes left on the clock Bradford ended their eight-match losing run with another Osadebe goal

Manager Clegg was upset with an unacceptable performance and has promised changes will be made.


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