Mossley 2-1 Droylsden

A controversial goal by substitute Jamie Rainford saw Mossley take the points in the New Year Tameside Derby after a below par Bloods had got back into the game with a Jack Kay equaliser minutes earlier.

With Droylsden defenders appeal for offside, Rainford struck the ball past Thompson with twelve minutes remaining.

Jes Uchegbulam had put the home side in front on seventeen minutes after Tom Moore failed to deal with Fitzgerald’s through ball.

Earlier Moore had an early chance for the visitors, his header at the far post coming back off the woodwork.

Mossley though had the better of the first forty five minutes, Thompson called into action to save well from Brooke while the same player saw his header come back off the woodwork on the stroke of half time.

With half an hour left and having created little, Droylsden shuffled the pack bringing on Dom Smith, Harry Conon Noren and Shaquille Clarke and two of the three combined to set up Jack Kay to equalise on seventy two minutes.

The Bloods could have gone ahead shortly after,Clarke breaking down the right only to badly slice his attempt before Rainford’s strike put the home side back in front.


Droylsden 1-1 City of Liverpool

A game of few chances came alive in the last fifteen minutes as these two sides gained a point each in a hard fought draw.
Danny Wilkins put Droylsden ahead with thirteen minutes left on the clock, clinically finishing Domaine Rouse’s cross from the right.
But the visitors equalised with four minutes left on the clock, Jamie McDonald striking low in the bottom corner after John McGrath centred.
Both teams battled hard but chances were few and far between, Elliot Nevitt’s effort well saved by Thompson early on why Jack Kay was put through only to poke his effort wide.
Deep into second half injury time, Kay could have won it for Droylsden, Rouse’s cross to the far post somehow evading the striker.

Droylsden 2-0 Trafford

Two goals in the last ten minutes from skipper Domaine Rouse saw the Bloods claim all three points in this Boxing Day Derby.

Rouse was at the far post to poke home Jack Kay’s cross with ten minutes left and was gifted a second eight minutes later when Trafford keeper Matthew Cooper let Rouse’s shot roll under his body.

It was a battling performance from Droylsden who were on the back foot for much of the game against a Trafford side pushing for the playoffs-

Keeper Chris Thompson was called into action several times in the first half, saving well early on from Darius Palma and from Salmon who got behind Adam Rooney playing as an emergency full back to force the keeper into a block at his near post.

In between, Colin Murray should really have done better from Kay’s cross after the striker broke down the right but with time on his hands his shot went wide of the far post.

The visitors dominated much of the possession for the rest of the half, Johnson’s free kick flying just wide of the post while the same player forced Thompson into a spectacular one handed save low down to his far post just before the break.

The second half evened out in the wet condition, neither side really dominating. Droylsden brought on Harry Canon Noren for his debut along with Jamie Frost and Noren had an ambitious attempt soon after coming on, breaking down the right hand side before skying his attempt.

It began to look like the odd goal would pinch the tie and Rouse obliged on eighty minutes after the hard working Kay’s cross found him at the far post.

Trafford weren’t finished though, a double save from Thompson preventing an equaliser before Rouse secured the points at the other end.


Colne 1-0 Droylsden

A goal almost from second half kick off from Connor Hughes was the difference between these two sides as the Bloods despite having the better possession failed to capitalise and fell to a second successive away defeat.

The first half saw few chances, Hakon Burton pulling off a fine save from Domaine Rouse after the Bloods captain had run from his own half way line was the best chance of the half.

At the other end Harris saw his shot go just wide of the far post, while Jamie Frost had two efforts easily saved in the Colne goal.

Dave Pace’s team though switched off as the second half commenced to let Hughes in, and while having much of the possession created little.

Jack Kay should have equalised on seventy one minutes, the striker having a free header at the back post which sailed over the bar.

Colne though finished the stronger, Thompson pulling off a fantastic save to deny Lynch and with the game going into injury time Harris saw his effort come back off the post



Ramsbottom 5-0 Droylsden

  • The Bloods crashed to defeat against high flying Ramsbottom despite playing much of the game against ten men.

Iyrwah Gooden saw red for the home team after just thirteen minutes for a challenge on Tom Moore.

The home side were already in front though, Josh Hmami lobbing the advancing Thompson after the Bloods defence switched off and it could have been much worse for Dave Pace’s team, an unmarked Ritchie Baker heading wide from a corner and Thompson saving from close range from Gooden as the defence looked vainly for an offside flag.

At the other end Jack Kay had a glorious opportunity to level after Wilkins broke down the right but overran the ball allowing Stewart a touch.

 Droylsden took control of the game after the sending off but created little, Webb Foster should have done better with a header at the far post from Rigby’s floated cross and the same player saw another effort hit the side netting

 Deep into firs my half injury time, Rammy got a second, an Evangelinos free kick headed home by Hmami

A minute after the resumption, the home side put the game beyond doubt, Evangelinos tapping home after Thompson saved from former Blood Rubens Jerome.

The Bloods though had two glorious opportunities within a minute, Kay’s effort at the back post coming off the post and then Webb Foster’s shot clipping the bar.

Dave Pace made a triple substitution bringing in Smith, Murray and Clooney but as they pressed forward, Ramsbottom took advantage at the back, first sub Daniel Naidole chipping the advancing Thompson with a quarter of an hour to go before Karl Jones tapped in from a few yards out to end a disappointing trip for the Bloods


Droylsden 2-1 Marske

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
Jack Kay


Tadcaster 2-0 Droylsden

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.

Despite the home side having much of the ball in the first forty five minutes, The Bloods defence had held firm until Thompson collecting a back pass was dispossessed by Jason Day who set up Donald Chimalilo to score just before the half hour mark.
Tadcaster had started strong, Day letting rip a shot after just two minutes which clipped the cross bar but until the goal chances had been few and far between
A Domaine Rouse free kick, well saved by Burn in the Taddy goal just before half time was the Bloods best chance of the half after Danny Wilkins was felled as he broke from the half way line.
The game opened up after the break, Day having a great opportunity for a Taddy second only to head straight at Thompson while Chimalilo should have done better when he skied his attempt high over the bar.
At the other end Kane Hickman’s effort also cleared the bar after Danny Wilkins cross was only half dealt with by the Tadcaster defence.
With fifteen minutes left, Droylsden should have equalised, Rouse stretching at the far post putting his effort over the bar but after that it was all one way traffic.
Thompson saving at his near post from Dos Santos and clearing from out of his area after a ball over the top found day.Mbeke headed over unmarked from a corner before a strike from Dos Santos on the stroke of full time put the result beyond doubt.

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.