The Bloods FA Trophy journey came to an end in Cumbria last night after two goals by David Symington in the space of five second half minutes stifled out Steve Rigby’s equaliser after the home team had taken an early first half lead.
Symington fired into the back of the net on 57 minutes and then got the slightest touch on Broadbank’s cross from the left hand side to find the far corner of the net.
It had been a fairly even game up until then, Allison had put the home team ahead on the half hour mark after a lively start as they had done at the Butchers Arms three days earlier, but the Bloods had their chances, the best falling to Danny Wilkins,set up by great work from Rhys Clooney who beat his man on the byline to give Wilkins a clear shot on goal only to be blocked by a defender.
Thompson had been called into action earlier, saving a close range header from Hubbold early on and then denying Allison with a goal line save.
Bloods equalised on the resumption, Steve Rigby striking home after being set up by brilliant work from Clooney before Workington’s two goals put the tie to bed.
Congratulations to Rhys Clooney who is the winner of the September player of the month sponsored by Bowland Brewery the Official Cask Beer of the Northern Premier League.
Our FA Trophy tie against Workington will go ahead after an early morning pitch inspection
For the second successive October, Non-League football obsessives Vanarama are rebranding to MANarama – and once again we want to help raise bucket loads of money for a very worthy cause.
Last year, Vanarama – the official vehicle leasing partner of the BetVictor Northern Premier League – teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK and the country’s Non-League clubs to raise a fantastic £150,000 to help the fight.
We were proud to play a part and thanks to so many people it was a job well done, but there’s one issue – we soon remembered that the disease kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK.
So we couldn’t just sit back a year on think we’ve done our bit. Far from it in fact!
We’re back with a six-week campaign and we’ve got a rather famous face to help spread the message as we try to raise awareness as well as much-needed money.
Film star and former Non-League footballer Vinnie Jones’ life has been touched by cancer recently and it’s something he was desperate to put his name to.
Now he is urging ‘proper football clubs’ and ‘proper supporters’ to raise ‘proper money’ – you can’t say no to Vinnie, right?!
He said: “I am beyond proud to back this MANarama campaign. It combines two things which are so important to me; grass-roots football and fighting cancer. I started playing football in Non-League so I know that these clubs are at the heart of local communities.
“I don’t need to explain why the fight against cancer is so important for me.
“Non-League football is proper football and I’d urge all Non-League clubs and all the proper supporters out there to raise some proper money for this brilliant cause.”
So how can you help?
We need you! So get involved with the MANarama campaign as we try to combat Prostate Cancer together.
Give… donate to Prostate Cancer via text
Go… then bring others into play by sharing on social media with #GiveAndGo.
Donate by texting “MAN £10”, “MAN £5” or “MAN £3” (depending on the amount you want to donate) to 70004 & help stop prostate cancer from being a killer. Texts costs £10, £5 or £3 plus network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care 0800 082 1616. Charity No 100554
The Bloods progressed to the second round of the Manchester Cup courtesy of an own goal by Ashton’s Simon Woodford on sixty two minutes.
Woodford sliced Danny Wilkins shot into the top corner of his own net giving keeper Allinson little chance after Wilkins had got to the byline after an incisive pass from substitute Jamie Frost.
it was one of the better moves of the game in which both teams played possession football without finding the decisive ball to test the opposing goal keepers.
John Lufudu caused some early problems for the Droylsden defence forcing Thompson into a save at his near post while Aaron Smith found himself played through on the left but his touch letting him down.
Wilkins saw his free kick hit the Ashton wall after the keeper had handled outside his area while Clooney had the best chance of the half for Dave Pace’s men lobbing the keeper only for the ball to go wide.
While Ashton probably shaved the first half, Droylsden started the second brightly, Colon zmurray losing his footing when through one on one with the keeper and Kane Hickman trying his kick from distance before Woodford put through his own net.
The visitors never really recovered from going behind and it was Droylsden who looked the more likely to score.
Wilkins saw another free kick hit the Ashton wall while Clooney breaking down the left turned inside shooting inches over the bar.
A Colin Murray goal four minutes before half time saw the Bloods gain a point in a game in which neither club created much to excite the fans.
Kendal took the lead after just ten minutes when an unmarked Bamba headed home from close range.
The Bloods could have equalised minutes later when Rouse and Rigby combined down the left to find Clooney but Bacon saves well in the Kendal goal
Aaron Fleming caused the Bloods problems down the right and got behind the defence force a near post save from Thompson.
Droylsden’s appeals for a penalty were waved away shortly after when Colin Murray appeared to be felled in the box but the midfielder gained his revenge after Clooney broke down the right hand side and Kendal failed to clear, allowing Murray to slam the ball home from eighteen yards.
The second half brought little from either side, Jasskelainen having the best chance for the home team with quarter of a hour left forcing his way past two defenders only for Thompson to save
At the other end Bianga’s shot was parried onto the post by Bacon in what was the Bloods best chance of the half but it will be regarded as a disappointing performance from Dave Pace’s team to leave the lakes with just a point.
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