Droylsden 2-3 Ramsbottom

An injury time winner from Nic Evangelinos saw ten man Ramsbottom take the points at the Butchers Arms.

Substitute Jason Carey broke down the right wing with seconds remaining, his low cross finding Evangelinos who struck home to keep the Rams promotion hopes very much alive.

The Bloods had so nearly win it themselves a minute earlier when Liam Caddick found himself through in goal only for defender Tom Schofield blocking the striker with the goal at his mercy and shooting wide.

The visitors took an early lead,just three minutes into the game, a long ball catching the Blood’s defence out and Jamie Rainford slotting home.

The visitors found themselves down to ten men when skipper and former Blood, Kelvin Lugsden shown red for pulling down Ollie Ford with the striker through on goal, Steve Rigby’s resultant free kick was well saved by Ashton.

Droylsden equalised soon after, Ollie Ford’s well taken goal finding the bottom corner after a great run from Caddick found the striker.

The Bloods were forced to reorganise at half time, an injury to Sam Baird seeing skipper Brewster forced into the back four with Aaron Burgess making his debut.

The visitors kept pressing, Thompson forced to save after Rainford broke thru and it was Rainford who struck with half an hour left,heading home a Kennedy cross as the Blood’s defence switched off.

Droylsden drew level with a quarter of an hour left, Burgess crossing to find Gonzales who got just enough on the ball to see it trickle over the line.

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