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

Droylsden 1-0 Ashton United

The Bloods progressed to the second round of the Manchester Cup courtesy of an own goal by Ashton’s Simon Woodford on sixty two minutes.

Woodford sliced Danny Wilkins shot into the top corner of his own net giving keeper Allinson little chance after Wilkins had got to the byline after an incisive pass from substitute Jamie Frost.

it was one of the better moves of the game in which both teams played possession football without finding the decisive ball to test the opposing goal keepers.

John Lufudu caused some early problems for the Droylsden defence forcing Thompson into a save at his near post while Aaron Smith found himself played through on the left but his touch letting him down.

Wilkins saw his free kick hit the Ashton wall after the keeper had handled outside his area while Clooney had the best chance of the half for Dave Pace’s men lobbing the keeper only for the ball to go wide.

While Ashton probably shaved the first half, Droylsden started the second brightly, Colon zmurray losing his footing when through one on one with the keeper and Kane Hickman trying his kick from distance before Woodford put through his own net.

The visitors never really recovered from going behind and it was Droylsden who looked the more likely to score.

Wilkins saw another free kick hit the Ashton wall while Clooney breaking down the left turned inside shooting inches over the bar.





Kendal 1-1 Droylsden

A Colin Murray goal four minutes before half time saw the Bloods gain a point in a game in which neither club created much to excite the fans.

Kendal took the lead after just ten minutes when an unmarked Bamba headed home from close range.

The Bloods could have equalised minutes later when Rouse and Rigby combined down the left to find Clooney but Bacon saves well in the Kendal goal

Aaron Fleming caused the Bloods problems down the right and got behind the defence force a near post save from Thompson.

Droylsden’s appeals for a penalty were waved away shortly after when Colin Murray appeared to be felled in the box but the midfielder gained his revenge after Clooney broke down the right hand side and Kendal failed to clear, allowing Murray to slam the ball home from eighteen yards.

The second half brought little from either side, Jasskelainen having the best chance for the home team with quarter of a hour left forcing his way past two defenders only for Thompson to save

At the other end Bianga’s shot was parried onto the post by Bacon in what was the Bloods best chance of the half but it will be regarded as a disappointing performance from Dave Pace’s team to leave the lakes with just a point.




Marske 6-0 Droylsden

A third consecutive defeat for the Bloods who were hit for six on Teeside on a hot afternoon by a rampant Marske side

Droylsden found themselves behind after just nine minutes caught out by a long throw which found Johnson whose shot was blocked only for Curtis Round to hit the back of the net with the rebound.
The Bloods had a chance to level on twenty five minutes, Jamie Frost set up by Rhys Clooney before shooting weakly wide.
The home team doubled their lead on the half hour mark.Hickman giving away a free kick on the edge of the area, and Maloney finding the back of the net.
A third soon followed, Diego Lattie’s cross field ball being intercepted by Curtis Round on the half way line,running to the edge of the area and finishing brilliantly on forty minutes.
Three minutes later, it was four,Round breaking down the left and finding an unmarked Waters who scored easily.
The second half brought little respite, within a minute Droylsden had conceded a penalty, Gott giving Thompson no chance from the spot.
On fifty six minutes Round got his hat trick, picking up a loose ball on the left and finding the bottom corner for the home team’s sixth.
Round could have had a fourth shortly after,Thompson saving with his legs
Star man Curtis Round for Marske

Radcliffe 4-0 Droylsden

The Bloods were blown away by the first display of their opponents after being reduced to ten men after just a minute of play.

Centre half Andy Langford was controversially shown a straight red after the referee adjudged him to have handled the ball on the line and with Tyrese Sinclair scoring from the spot, Droylsden found themselves a goal down after three minutes.

Nine minutes later, Radcliffe doubled their lead, Brown shot from the edge of the area, deflected off Domaine Rouse’s head, giving Thompson no chance.

Walshe had the first chance for Droylsden, blazing over the bar from distance on the quarter hour mark while Dom Smith did well on the right but saw his effort deflected for a corner.

Radcliffe got a third on twenty eight minutes, a mistake at the back letting in Mitchley who had a simple tap in and the striker scored a second three minutes later, converting Williams cross at the near post.

The home team could easily have had more before the break, Mitchley somehow failing to convert at the far post with the goal at his mercy and right on the stroke of half time Billington, with the goal gaping sliced over.

It was a different story second half as Bloods substitutes, Brewster, Frost and Murray bought them back into the game but not before an excellent save from Thompson denied Crowthers.

Rigby, playing in a winger role caused problems down the left, beating two players and setting up Caddick who shot wide.

With four minutes left on the clock, Radcliffe substitute Rokka saw his effort come back off the post, his second attempt hitting the side netting