Rylands 0 Accrington 18: ACCRINGTON travelled to Warrington to face bottom of the division Rylands, who despite having only won once all season proved tough opposition.
It wasn't until five minutes before half time that a high tackle by the Rylands defence allowed Nick Cook to score the first points of the game from in front of the posts.
It was a narrow interval lead Accrington deserved , having had the lion's share of possession in the half.
Two substations at the interval proved to be the turning point of the game, with Neal Taylor and Tony Hindle coming off the bench.
Neal, playing for the first time in Accrington colours, began gingerly but soon found his feet and scored early on after a blistering run from Paul Wilcock.
Two further tries quickly followed from Hindle and Darren Wight but without the trusty boot of Steve Ellis none of the day's tries were converted.
Accrington continued to batter the Rylands try line but failed to score again until the dying minutes when the hard-running forward Anthony Foley barged his way over from close range for his first try for the club.
Accrington travel to play second placed Ince Rose Bridge on Saturday.