Another poor performance away from home saw the Bloods on the end of another heavy defeat on a windy night in Yorkshire
The team’s first visit to Pontefract Collieries saw a familiar pattern of play as the promotion challengers bossed the game and could easily have doubled their goal tally.
The home team took the lead on fourteen minutes, Andreas Bianga losing the ball in midfield and after a scramble in the box, the ball falling to Dunne who could not fail to miss from the edge of the six yard box.
Despite having the strong wind behind them, Droylsden created few chances, Jackson Hulme having the best opportunity seeing his shot tipped over the bar while Travis Boyle was put through on goal but saw his effort saved by the feet of Malkowski during their best spell of the match
However Collieries doubles their lead on the half hour mark, Dunne adjudged by the referee to be felled in the box and Smythe stepping up to score.
Eight minutes later it was three, Lumsden heading home from a corner.
With the wind blowing into their faces, the Bloods struggled to get out of their own half after the break as Ponte continued to press.
Wynne saved brilliantly from Lumsden just two minutes after the resumption. Spencer Clarke should have scored minutes later, heading over from close range and Dockerty have a great chance on the hour mark, getting behind the Bloods defence only to shot wide of the advancing Wynne.
The forward made up for his miss five minutes later latching onto a loose ball in the area to make it four.
The chances kept coming for the home team, Wynne saving from close range from Smythe.
Dockerty was guilty of two more misses as the game progressed and substitute Rothery saw his free kick clip the cross bar.
Droylsden’s lone chance in the second half saw Domaine Rouse break down the right and seeing his shot blocked by the defender.
This was a spirited performance from a much changed Droylsden team against one of the promotion favourites in difficult conditions on the Sefton coast.
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
A free kick from Faustin Makela saw the Bloods secure three most needed points in a game of few chances.
Substitute Makela’s second half strike found the top corner of Owen Wheeler’s goal after City of Liverpool had conceded a free kick on the edge of the area.
The injury stricken Bloods saw two more players Kane Hickman and Jamie Frost carries off with injuries, the former with only after just twenty five minutes.
Droylsden had the best of the chances in the first half, Dom Smith’s effort saved by the legs of Wheeler after had found the striker in space in the area while earlier the same player after beating two defenders on the edge of the area had fired straight at the keeper.
The home team had the better of the play early in the second half but Droylsden showing resilience, battled hard and well deserved the lead with around fifteen minutes left.
Skipper Domaine Rouse nearly made it two shortly after, his shot just wide of the far post.
With ten minutes of stoppage time, the home team applied the pressure but the Bloods defence stood firm to win the points
One shot on goal in ninety minutes summed up this lack lustre performance from Droylsden who capitulated in the second half to Prescot Cables for whom Matt Hamilton scores a hat trick
The Bloods fell behind after just nine minutes when debut keeper Nathan Wolland rolled the ball out to Tom Moore who clearance hit Matt Hamilton who easily converted, the player earlier having the first chance of the game which saw Wolland block at the near post.
The Bloods had a great chance to equalise soon after, Danny Wilkins corner finding Andy Langford at the back post whose shot was bundled away by the Cables defence.
The strong wind in the first half limited the play of both teams, Hamilton coming the closest seeing his free kick from the edge of the area just clearing the bar.
Kicking with the wind Cables took control of the second half, Wolland saving at close range from Myler, Hamilton’s follow up blazing over.
Minutes later Prescot doubled their lead from the penalty spot, Hamilton converting after Wolland brought down the striker on the edge of the area and seeing yellow
Hamilton got his third on seventy minutes with a superb free kick from twenty five yards finding the top corner of the net and Sean Myler made it four with a deflected shot from the edge of the area after the Droylsden defence failed to clear a free kick and finish a miserable afternoon for the Bloods with fifteen minutes remaining
A goal twelve minutes from time by James Steele was the difference between these two teams in what was a game of two halves
Droylsden had their chances in the first half. Jack Kay put through and forcing Scott into a save with his legs Harry Noren looked dangerous on the right turning inside the defence only to see his goal bound shot blocked.
At the other end Rhian Heelawell forced a save from Chris Thompson who also saved from Anointeo Chukwu after a mistake at the back.
The visitors took control in the second half Chukwu going close after another mistake at the back by Droylsden and the striker on loan from Salford City had a second chance slicing wide.
Chances were few and far between for the Bloods, Dom Smith doing all the hard work on the edge of the area before pulling his effort wide while Kay was put through on goal and seemed to found the keeper before going over for which the referee showed him a yellow card for diving.
But it was ex Blood Shaun Holden’s cross which set up the goal for Steele in sevenrt eight minutes which sealed the three points for the visitors and the striker went close to a second deep into injury time, his shot narrowly past the post.