The battle between the last two Ashton United managers finished all square as Warrington Rylands maintained the only unbeaten away record in Northern Premier League, premier after an entertaining encounter at Hurst Cross.
Ashton United manager Steve Cunningham described the derby victory against neighbours Hyde United as ‘payback’.
The clash between Ashton United’s last two managers saw previous custodian Michael Clegg’s Warrington Rylands emerge victorious through two late Scott Bakkor goals at Gorsey Lane.
Ashton United have well and truly banished the nightmare of their 5-0 opening-day defeat at Workington.
A single second-half goal was enough to get Ashton United’s season up and running as they beat Basford United at a sunny Hurst Cross in front of a crowd of 232.