Pontefract Collieries 4-0 Droylsden

Another poor performance away from home saw the Bloods on the end of another heavy defeat on a windy night in Yorkshire

The team’s first visit to Pontefract Collieries saw a familiar pattern of play as the promotion challengers bossed the game and could easily have doubled their goal tally.

The home team took the lead on fourteen minutes, Andreas Bianga losing the ball in midfield and after a scramble in the box, the ball falling to Dunne who could not fail to miss from the edge of the six yard box.

Despite having the strong wind behind them, Droylsden created few chances, Jackson Hulme having the best opportunity seeing his shot tipped over the bar while Travis Boyle was put through on goal but saw his effort saved by the feet of Malkowski during their best spell of the match

However Collieries doubles their lead on the half hour mark, Dunne adjudged by the referee to be felled in the box and Smythe stepping up to score.

Eight minutes later it was three, Lumsden heading home from a corner.

With the wind blowing into their faces, the Bloods struggled to get out of their own half after the break as Ponte continued to press.

Wynne saved brilliantly from Lumsden just two minutes after the resumption. Spencer Clarke should have scored minutes later, heading over from close range and Dockerty have a great chance on the hour mark, getting behind the Bloods defence only to shot wide of the advancing Wynne.

The forward made up for his miss five minutes later latching onto a loose ball in the area to make it four.

The chances kept coming for the home team, Wynne saving from close range from Smythe.

Dockerty was guilty of two more misses as the game progressed and substitute Rothery saw his free kick clip the cross bar.

Droylsden’s lone chance in the second half saw Domaine Rouse break down the right and seeing his shot blocked by the defender.



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