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Droylsden 4-4 Squires Gate

FA Cup Preliminary Round

The two sides will meet again in 10 days time after an eight goal thriller at the Butchers Arms which saw the Bloods lead pegged back three times by a side one league below

In the first ever meeting of these teams Dave Pace’s line up saw a few changes from the team that drew at Leek midweek.

Dom Kerrigan coming in at right back for the injured Antoine Clark, Alex Frost starting for the first time this season in the centre of defence,Dylan Smith starting in midfielder with Domaine Rouse pushed up front

It was Rouse opened the scoring for after just seven minutes turning inside the full back to score past Fletcher in the Gate goal.

But the visitors were level six minutes later Gary Pett scoring a spectacular free kick from twenty five yards into the top corner of Chris Thompson’s net.

The Bloods were back in front a minute later Liam Caddick striking home at the far post after Dom Kerrigan’s cross hit the top of the crossbar.

The visitors levelled on the half hour mark,Seear heading home unmarked from a Peet cross but were back in front on the stroke of half time, substitute Callum Bagshaw who had come on for the injured Brewster, caught out the visitors defence after a quick throw in left the midfielder with only the goalkeeper to beat.

It was an end to end start in the second half, a brilliant save from Fletcher denied Gonzales what seemed a certain goal while a curling free kick from the edge of the area by Sumner was just wide of the Bloods post.

Droylsden made it four Sefton Gonzales converting a Kerrigan cross on fifty seven minutes.

But the visitors weren’t finished, a mix up at the back gave Ryan Charnley a easy chance to make it 4-3 with a quarter of an hour left and the game could still have gone either way.

Fletcher denied substitute Sam Madeley a goal from close range before the visitors equalised with six minutes left, Seear heading home unmarked from the six yard line from Andrew Richard’s pin point cross to send the tie to a replay on the 4th September

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