Kane Hickman our November player of the month sponsored by @BowlandBrewery
Steve Rigby being presented with his award for @BowlandBrewery October player of the month, well done Steve
The Bloods brought some sunshine on a rainy day to the Butchers Arms this afternoon and came away with the three points after a performance which must be up there as one of the best of the season,
Marske started the stronger and peppered the Droylsden goal in the opening encounters and for the first twenty minutes were on top,
Chris Thompson in the Droylsden goal made a couple of really good early saves but was helpless to do anything about the Marske goal which was an outstanding curling effort by the Marske no 4 Maloney on 15mins, Tommo was called upon again minutes later and saved smartly down low.
As the game progressed the Bloods fought their way back into it and on 27 minutes Domaine Rouse broke down the middle and set up new signing Jack Kay who opened up his body and finished early and decisively in the bottom corner. The first half finished on a flourish, the ball could have ended up in either net after great chances for both teams just before the break. The Bloods continued in the second half with some classy possession football and grew into the game, Droylsden took the lead on 66 minutes, Steve Rigby’s cross from a free kick caused all sorts of problems for the Marske defenders and as they try to clear their lines the ball loops up and behind only to fall to Kay for a tap in and his second of the day, there were chances at both ends to follow and the match was a credit to both sides who provided a great afternoons entertainment, the Bloods held firm in the later stages for a deserved win.
Man of the match
A mistake by Chris Thompson and a superb strike by Dos Santos on the stroke of full time saw Droylsden fall to a 2-0 defeat at Tadcaster.
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 game was over as a contest six minutes later Heslop completing his hat trick as the Droylsden defence crumbled.
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.
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.