West Didsbury 2-3 Droylsden

The Bloods progressed to the next round of the Manchester Cup despite being pushed all the way by an organised West Didsbury and Chorlton side.

Two goals from Phil Marsh and a brilliant individual goal from Brandon Zibaka looked to have secured the game but the home side pressed in the last twenty minutes and substitute Anthony Potts’ goal in the dying minutes kept the away fans on tenterhooks until the final whistle.

West Didsbury looked the better team early on and were unlucky not to go in front when a Woods shot came back off the post.

Ollie Ford’s shot was saved by the feet of Burgess in Droylsden’s best move of the match after twenty four minutes but two minutes later the home side were ahead,Saul Henderson stabbing the ball home from close range from Tsegaye’s cross

The Bloods were level on the half hour mark, Faustin Makela crossing for Phil Marsh to glance home a header in the bottom corner.

West Didsbury could have gone into the interval ahead, Matty Kay’s shot being scrambled off the line by Clive Smith.

Two early goals in the second half appeared to have settled the game,Phil Marsh volleying into the bottom corner after the home defence had failed to clear just after the resumption.

Wood once again rattled the Bloods post but immediately the ball went up the other end and substitute Brandon Zibaka beat two defenders to fire home and make it 3-1 with thirty five minutes still left.

Only the feet of Burgess prevented Lewis Doyle making it four but slowly West Didsbury edged back into the match, a volley from Woods was well saved at his near post by Thompson and only a goal mouth scramble and a last ditch block from Dylan Smith prevented a second before Henderson saw his shot deflected into the post for a corner.

On the stroke of ninety minutes,West got their deserved goal,Potts striking home from close range and with the last kick of the match,Mason’s shot flew over the bar

Star man for the Bloods Dylan Smith

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