Warrington Rylands boss David McNabb praises opponents ahead of inaugural Pitching In Super Cup

Warrington Rylands manager David McNabb has praised his opposition in Hornchurch as the two sides collide in this Saturday's inaugural Pitching In Super Cup.

The cup is a new concept that brings together last season's FA Trophy and Vase winners ahead of the 2021/22 season.

McNabb’s side lifted the FA Vase in May for the first time in their 115-year history, defeating Binfield 3-2 with a hat-trick from Wembley hero Elliot Nevitt.

The Urchins stunned National League North side Hereford in the FA Trophy final with a 3-1 victory, and defeated National League outfit Notts County in the semi-finals on penalties.

Super Cup

Super Cup

“I think it’s a really nice way to end pre-season,” said McNabb.

“I think we’ve been preparing for a new season and a new league and the challenges that it brings, so it’s a good way to round off that really successful season last year and there’s a cup at the end of it, so it’s worthwhile going and competing and hopefully try and win the game.

“I think we’ve been building up to it. We’ve been playing teams who are stronger and in higher leagues in pre-season and this is no different on Saturday in Hornchurch with the performances that they gave last season.

“Our win was fantastic but there’s is unbelievable. To win the FA Trophy is just an unbelievable achievement really, playing against Conference and Conference North teams. It’s going to be a great game.”

Super Cup tickets

Super Cup tickets

The clash will take place at Hornchurch Stadium, Upminster, Hornchurch FC on Saturday, August 7, with a 12:45pm kick-off.

Warrington Rylands will feature in the Pitching In Northern Premier League West in the 2021/22 season after being promoted due to the league restructures.

Their most recent pre-season clash saw them draw 1-1 with AFC Fylde at Gorsey Lane, while also playing the likes of AFC Liverpool and Liverpool Under-23s.

“We’re really excited for the season ahead,” said McNabb.

Super Cup stream

Super Cup stream

“Obviously we’ve been promoted off the back of the restructure, which any manager or club would rather go up based on completing a full season but it couldn’t be in that way, but ultimately we’ll take anything that we can get.

“I think our performances over the last two seasons mean that we did deserve to go up so we’re a little bit fortunate but we’ll definitely take that and look forward to the challenges ahead.

“Wembley last season, the whole experience was just absolutely phenomenal. To be a part of anything like that. Obviously the club the work did behind the scenes was absolutely fantastic and the experience itself was brilliant and being able to win the game was just the cherry on top really.

“We were really fortunate to have a number of fans at Wembley. We sold about 1,500 tickets that we had which again was just an unbelievable experience and unbelievable support from the people of Warrington, family and friends.

“To play now in front of crowds again, it does make you realise just how much of a difference it makes. Whether you’re home or away and you get a little bit of stick or support, it’s part and parcel of non-league and the game and what makes it that extra little bit special.”

Tickets for this Saturday's clash are just £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for concessions, while the match will also be streamed for just £5.

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