It was another night to forget at a wind and rain swept Butchers Arms as Droylsden conceded four goals which sent visitors Workington to the top of the league.
Two first half mistakes were costly as for the first half an hour, the Bloods had matched the promotion contenders.
Dave Pace’s injury hit team suffered an early blow losing full back Antione Clarke after just twelve minutes forcing the Bloods once again to reshape at the back.
Early chances were few and far between and a spate of early bookings in the difficult conditions disrupted any chance of a flowing game.
The visitors had the best opportunity earlier on Symington, who was to be impressive all evening through on goal only to be denied by the legs of Wynne.At the other end Droylsden worked the ball around well but as has been the case for much of the season failed to look threatening when it mattered in front of goal
The deadlock was broken on thirty five minutes, Droylsden’s defence failing to clear leaving Symington to easily score.
The goal galvanised the visitors, Wynne forced to save superbly from a close range to deny Lonsdale.
With half time approaching an terrible mistake by Domaine Rouse saw the visitors double their lead.
Scott Ellison intercepting his free kick on the half way line, and running to the edge of the area before superbly finishing over Wynne into the top corner.
Symington had a great chance to make it three just after the interval, but shot straight at Wynne.
On fifty five minutes it was three, Jordan Little firing home from a corner after Wynne had turned a free kick around the post with his fingertips
Substitute Malumo made it four fifteen minutes later to wrap up another unhappy night at the Butchers Arms.
The Bloods having conceded fourteen goals in their last three home games without reply.
Three goals in the opening eight minutes set the tone for this hotly contested Manchester Cup semi final with Trafford victorious thanks to a Max Hazeldine first half hat trick.
Hazeldine opened the scoring after just two minutes, a through ball leaving him one on one with the Bloods debutant keeper Elliott Wynne.
Two minutes later, Droylsden were level as skipper Domaine Rouse fired home giving Matt Cooper no chance from the edge of the area.
But on eight minutes, Hazeldine put the home side back in front, his strike from the right hand side finding the net on Wynne’s near post.
Both teams had chances soon after, Wynne saving at the feet of Darius Palma while Travis Boyles shot inches wide for the Bloods after Rouse had put the striker through
Droylsden lost Keano Deacon to injury midway through the half and Trafford began to take control of the tie, Wynne called into action twice, saving at his near post from Lewis Salmon and again shortly after from Sam Grimshaw
A Palma free kick went inches wide of the post but with five minutes of the half remaining, Droylsden were made to pay conceding a free kick again in a central position, this time Hazeldine stepping up and giving Wynne no chance finding the top corner.
The Bloods started the second half looking stronger, Rouse’s cross just evading Dom Smith at the far post while Boyles forced Cooper into a brilliant one handed save.
On fifty eight minutes, Droylsden were back in the game, Rouse’s free kick evading the Trafford wall and creeping into the net.
Rouse came close to squaring the tie soon after his effort from the edge of the area just going wide of the near post but they created little more in the final third, Trafford managing the game well to reach the final where they will play FC United
Ramsbottom stayed top of the league after a comprehensive victory and clinical finishing at the Butchers Arms.
Two goals by Josh Hmami and a strike from Ruben Jerome secured the points for the visitors.
There was little to separate the teams in the first half with the swirling wind around the ground probably being the winner before Hmami collected the ball just outside the box after a one two with Nic Evangelinos weaving past three Droylsden defenders to score past Nathan Wolland on thirty six minutes.
Jerome made it two four minutes into the second half, Andy Langford misreading the bounce of the ball to give the striker a clear strike on goal.
Travis Boyle making his debut for the Bloods forced his way into the box but his shot was easily saved by Tom Stewart in the Rams goal
The visitors were denied twice by Wooland, the keeper saving from close range from Nic Evangelinos and palming away a long range shot from Jamie Rother,
Droylsden made Twitter changes Kyle Wych replacing the injured Keano Deacon and Faustin Makela replacing Demell Cumberbatch
However Hmami got his second and sealed the three points for the visitors on seventy two minutes rising above the home defence to head home a corner
The Rams came close to a fourth, Evangelinos failing to get a touch from a Luke Thompson cross
Deep into added time, Stewart saved well from Boyle to deny Droylsden a consolation goal