The Bloods put their recent league disappointments behind them in this six goal thriller that booked a home tie against Trafford in the third round of the Integro League Cup.
Centre half Andy Hollins put Droylsden ahead,heading home from a Luke Daly corner after fourteen minutes but the home side levelled ten minutes later, Dominic Marie capitalising at the end of a move which started with the Bloods losing the ball in midfield.
Scores were level though for just two minutes, Ollie Ford finishing a move with a strike into Saunders’ bottom corner only for the Bloods to let North End back in just before half time,Pete Boyle allowed far too much room on the edge of the area to strike low past Thompson into the bottom corner.
The Bloods had the advantage of kicking with a strong wind in the second half and were back ahead five minutes in,Lewis Doyle striking home after the ball was squared just inside the box.
North End had a great chance to equalise with thirteen remaining in the clock, Adam Latham failing to control the ball with only Thompson to beat before Phil Marsh put the game beyond doubt.
Star man for the Bloods Andy Hollins