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Trafford 3-2 Droylsden

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

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