Droylsden 2-2 Trafford Trafford win 8-7 on penalties

An epic penalty shoot out was the only way to separate these two sides in the third round of the Integro League Cup.

Trafford’s keeper Daniel Whiting correctly guessed which way Dylan Smith’s penalty was going after fifteen out of seventeen penalties had been scored to book Trafford’s place in the next round.

The game had finished level after 90 minutes, Liam Caddick having twice put the Bloods ahead but goals by Matthew Bryan and substitute Aaron Burns sent the game to penalties.

Bloods took the lead ten minutes before half time, Caddick getting on the end of a cross from the right, after the visitors had dominated a great deal of the possession, and could have had a second minutes later, being put through but forced wide by Whiting and seeing his effort deflected wide for corner.

The visitors were level shortly after half time, Bryan allowed to run from the left and shooting home from just inside the box.

The Bloods were back in front five minutes later, Luke Daly allowed to run and shooting from outside the box, his shot coming back off the far post, Caddick smartly following up to score.

The striker could have easily claimed his hat trick shortly after, denied by Whiting when thru on goal, Michael Brewster skying his follow up high over the bar.

Brewster himself could have scored with a quarter of an hour left, put through by Daly, the boot of a defender saw the shot deflect for a corner.

It was the Droylsden skippers last action, injuring himself in the process.

Trafford levelled with thirteen minutes left, the dangerous Aaron Burns who had come on as substitute slotting his effort under Thompson after beating the Droylsden offside trap.

Trafford could have claimed the tie, Harry Winter’s free header from a corner sailing high over the bar before the game went to a shoot out.

Star man for the Bloods Sam Baird 

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