It’s never a dull moment being a Bloods fan, a point proved at Trafford FC’s Shawe Lane as Droylsden crossed the winning line in a seven goal thriller.
Two headers from Sefton Gonzales, a Liam Caddick strike and a Michael Brewster gave Dave Pace’s team three valuable points against a team that had not lost in ten games.
Droylsden fell behind after just three minutes when a Danny Wilkins shot from the edge of the area crept inside the post and could have been two behind a minute later, when Chris Palmer found himself unmarked in front of goal only to clear the crossbar with his attempt.
Droylsden were level after eight minutes, Gonzales heading a Steven Rigby corner into the net and despite the home team having much of the possession, the Bloods took the lead through Liam Caddick
on the Quarter hour mark, Liam Caddick’s shot finding the back of the net after Rigby and Ollie Ford combined on the left to cross.
Both teams had chances to score, Aaron Burns seeing his header blocked at the far post for the home while Liam Caddick got on the end of a Rigby cross to head over.
Trafford came out of the blocks in the second half, both Burns and Nightingale causing problems but Droylsden began to counter, Gonzales having a glorious chance to increase the lead, but firing across the goal while a third yard Caddick strike was well saved by Carnell.
With ten minutes of the second half played, Gonzales managed to squeeze home his header from a tight angle after Caddick had crossed to make it 3-1 but Trafford were by far not finished,Ten minutes later Nightingale’s Free kick on the edge of the D evaded both the Droylsden wall and Thompson to pull a goal back.
The game was still evenly poised when a Trafford attack broke down and the Bloods move ended with Steven Rigby being fouled in the box for Michael Brewster to score from the spot with six minutes left.
Still though Trafford weren’t finished, three minutes later they were back in when Burns got behind Antoine Clarke to cross and Palmer was left with a simple tap in to make it 4-3 but Dave Pace’s team hung on for the points.
Star man for the Bloods Sefton Gonzales