Ossett United 3-3 Droylsden

It finished all square in this six goal rollercoaster tie at Ossett that saw the game swing backwards and forwards between the two sides.

The home team dominated the first twenty five minutes.
Guest could easily have given them the lead after just minutes, Thompson saving with his feet with the midfielder thru on goal.
The Bloods keeper was called into action minutes later, saving at full stretch from Tom Greaves and the striker had another opportunity minutes later at the back post from Porritt’s cross
Ossett took the lead in twenty minutes, The Bloods failing to clear a corner and Greaves firing into the net from twelve yards through a crowd of players
The Bloods though fought back, Webb Foster with two good opportunities firing over and levelled on thirty seven minutes, Jamie Frost quickly responding to a throw and crossing for Rhys Clooney to score at the back post.
Into first half injury time, the home side won a penalty, Phil Clarke hand balling on the edge of the area but Guest fired wide.
Ossett started the second half the stronger and regained the lead on fifty nine minutes, Greaves getting on the end of a cross.
The Bloods made a triple change straight after, Dom Smith, Domaine Rouse and Brandon Lockett all coming on.
But a minute later Greaves got his hat trick and seemed to have sealed the game for the home team
But Droylsden fought back, Webb Foster converting from a cross two minutes later before Rouse found himself with time to pick his spot as the home side played him on from an offside trap attempt to make it three all

Droylsden 1-4 Dunston

A hat trick from Scott Heslop saw Dunston to a comprehensive win at the Butchers Arms.
Both sides had chances early on, keeper Niall Harrison saving brilliantly from Andy Langford while Daniel Halliday and Luke Page both went close for the visitors
Daniel Wilkins had a great chance to score soon after, Webb Foster breaking down the right only for the attempt to clear the bar.
The Bloods took the lead on twenty six minutes through centre half Adam Rooney but Heslop equalised three minutes later, latching onto Mark Fitzpatrick’s through ball to find the bottom corner of the Droylsden net to level up 
Minutes later Heslop made it two putting the ball into the net after Chris Thompson had saved from Fitzpatrick.
Dunston took control after half time, Fitzpatrick pulling his attempt wide just two minutes after the break while Thompson was forced into saving twice in quick succession from Liam Marrs free kicks from the edge of the area.
The Bloods created little but a mistake by the visitors saw Langford put through only to see his attempt blocked.
At the other end Pearson saw his attempt blocked the Bloods defence but on fifty eight minutes the inevitable goal came,  Heslop returned the favour for Fitzpatrick, the striker scoring the visitors third

game was over as a contest six minutes later Heslop completing his hat trick as the Droylsden defence crumbled.
Webb Foster went close with a free kick for the Bloods who brought on Bianga, West and Clooney but it finished as another disappointing outing for Dave Pace’s men who have now conceded eight goals in their last two games.

Clitheroe 4-0 Droylsden

The Bloods record of never having won at Clitheroe was extended on a dull and damp afternoon at Shawbridge as the home team’s push for promotion continued with a fifth consecutive win

It was a disappointing performance from Dave Pace’s team who could only muster one shot on goal in the ninety minutes,

After an even first twenty minutes they fell behind to a penalty after keeper Chris Thompson brought down Owen Watkinson and Connor Gaul scored from the spot 

Almost from the kick off the home side could have doubled their lead, Cummings put through only for Thompson to save from close range and Cummings was denied again but Thompson who tipped his long range shot around the post just before half time.

The home side took control of the game in the second half, Watkinson pushing his attempt inches wide of the post three minutes in.

Clitheroe doubled their lead on 62 minutes,Carney  clinically finishing Watkinson’s after the Bloods defence opened up.

Twelve minutes later as Droylsden pushed to get back into the game, Clitheroe broke the left and Le e Neville deflected the ball into his own net.

With five minutes to go Watkinson made it four for the home team finishing a miserable day for the Bloods.



Droylsden 3-1 Pickering

Droylsden claimed all three points against a lowly Pickering side but made heavy work of it at the Butchers Arms
After dominating the first half, Steve Rigby’s header from a Danny Wilkins cross in added time broke the deadlock
Earlier both Aaron Burns and Kane Hickman had chances to open the scoring, Harrison Foulkes saving well from the former while Hickman’s shot went inches wide while Danny Wilkins came close from a tight angle seeing his shot go across the face of the goal
Pickering hit back two minutes after the resumption, Flynn McNorton firing home at the far post as the Droylsden defence switched off
The Bloods struggled to get back into the game being forced into long range efforts as Jamie Frost came on for Rhys Clooney.
Rigby came close with along range effort which just cleared the crossbar.
On seventy seven minutes Burns claimed his first goal of the season finding the bottom corner from Wilkins square ball after a brilliant cross field ball from Hickman and deep into injury time, substitute Domaine Rouse slotted into an empty net after a mix up at the back
Star man for the Bloods Steve Rigby

Workington 3-1 Droylsden

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.



Droylsden 1-1 Workington

These two teams will meet again on Tuesday after they could not be separated at the Butchers Arms
After a tight first half in which both teams had chances, Ashley Kelly gave the visitors the lead on 48 mins, turning in Conor Tinnion’s cross from close range.
Droylsden levelled ten minutes later.A screamer from Danny Wilkins heading for the back of the net was blocked for a corner which Andy Langford met with a firm header at the back post.
Droylsden though will rue the missed chances in the first half after a flying start from the visitors, Both Rhys Clooney and Wilkins had chances to put the Bloods in front after mistakes by the visitors defence.
Clooney, one on one with the keeper had more time than he thought and lobbed wife while Wilkins in a similar position pulled his shot wide.
The best chance though fell to Domaine Rouse after Clooney set him up leaving him free in the area only to see his effort tipped around the post by James Atkinson.
Workington had their chances too, Tinnion’s goal bound effort deflected for a corner while Kelly saw his close range effort saved by Chris Thompson
The second half produced less with both teams struggling to produce much after the Bloods levelled.
Ceiran Casson went close with seven minutes remaining for the visitors but in the end, a draw was probably a fair result

MANarama is back in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

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

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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