Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:12

Colwyn Bay 4-0 Droylsden

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This was a tale of two sides, one who took their chances and and one that didn't on a wet night in North Wales.

Bloods gave a debut to midfielder Glyn Cotton who came in for Jack Rudge while Phil Clarke came back into the back four with makeshift centre half for the last game Steve Hall starting on the bench.

It was the home side that got off to the better start, James Coates called into action in the first ten minutes denying Tom Schofield, pushing away his fierce shot.

At the other end a brilliant save from Kieran Wooland in the Seagulls’ goal denied Adam Farrell after a superb chip by Cotton had found the Bloods centre forward in space in the area.

Three minutes later the home side were in front after the Bloods conceded a free kick and the defence appeared to switch off to let Gary Grant poke the ball home from close range from Denson’s delivery.

It was backs to the wall after the opening goal, Danny Andrews should have made it two minutes later, instead horribly slicing his shot wide with only Coates to beat, and Scott Bakkor firing his shot across the Bloods goal after Gaghan had reached the right side byline to deliver.

At the other end a Jamie Frost strike flew wide of the post after the winger was given far too much room in the box by the Seagulls’ defence.

But Droylsden looked fragile at the back, the dangerous Jack Philips running through he centre and unleashing a terrific shot which Coates had to tip over the bar. Just before the half hour mark the home side doubled their lead, Philips beating two defenders and delivering the ball to Schofield who set up the shot for Danny Andrews.

Philips continued to run riot through he midfield, and only a block by Domaine Rouse prevented a third goal.

As half time approached the Bloods got back in the game, Domaine Rouse heading just wide from the corner and with the clock ticking, brilliant work by Adam Farrell on the right set up Liam Caddick who just failed to connect with the cross.

Droylsden looked stronger after the break. Less than a minute in, Jamie Frost threaded a ball through to Adam Farrell who shot wide and three minutes later a run down the left by Steve Lewis presented the ball to Glyn Cotter but the midfielder’s strike went wide while the big striker himself pulled his shot wide minutes later.

With half an hour remaining Dave Pace refreshed the midfield, bringing on Steve Hall and Andreas Bianga in place of Luke Daly and Glyn Cotton.

Soon after Liam Caddick should have made it 2-1 but was denied by the hands of Woolland who tipped his shot around the post.

The Bloods would suffer for that miss, on sixty seven minutes as Scott Bakkor’s superb strike gave Coates no chance.

Will Jones came on for Chris Gaghan for the Seagulls and the subsitute inerdyatjdy began to cause problems for the visitors, his goal bound shot deflected behind for a corner with ten minutes left and seeing a header go wide.

With six minutes left it was Jones who put the game beyond reach, shooting from the edge of the area into the bottom corner to put the seal on a disappointing night for the Bloods

Men of the Match

Jack Philips for the home team
Jamie Frost for the Bloods


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