Droylsden 4-2 Runcorn Linnets

A six goal thriller at the Butcher’s Arms saw Droylsden get their season underway with three points against newly promoted Runcorn Linnets.

Seven players made their debut for the club in the starting line up but it was old faces Sefton Gonzales and Liam Caddick who put the Bloods ahead before half time in in a first half of few chances.

Gonzales scoring from close range after 20 mins and Liam Caddick doubling the lead ten minutes later latching onto a loose ball to hit a long range past Dylan Forth in the Linnets goal.

The visitors looked more dangerous after conceding the second, Chris Thompson in the Bloods goal forced into saving a Louis Corrigan free kick which was heading for the top corner but the Bloods had a great chance to make it three on the stroke of half time when Domaine Rouse burst into the penalty area but was unable to finish

The visitors came back hard in the second half, and pulled a goal back eight minutes into the half,Freddie Potter scoring from close range.

They controlled the game for a while, a corner only needing a touch as it flew across the Bloods six yard box and they had the ball in the net on sixty five minutes only for the linesman to rile Paul Shanley’s header offside.

But against the run of play a second brilliant individual goal from Sefton Gonzales with twenty minutes seemed to have sealed the game for the home team, Gonzales latching onto a long ball,shrugging off the defender and rounding the advancing goal keeper to put the ball into an empty net.

But the visitors weren’t finished, Thompson was forced into a great save to deny Kieran Holt before Potter claimed a second converting substitute Sherlock’s cross with ten minutes left.

Potter could easily have had a hat trick just a minute later, his header from a Corrigan free kick going inches wide before Droylsden sealed it at the other end, Gonzales beating two defenders and setting up substitute Sam Madeley to head home

Star man for the Bloods Sefton Gonzales

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Match report Lancaster 1-3 Droylsden

The Bloods season got off to a flying start with three points at the Giant Axe.

Goals from new signings Liam Caddick and Lloyd Ellams sealed the victory after the new look Droylsden team had fallen behind early in the first half from a free kick by Lancaster skipper Richard Mercer which found the top corner.

The Bloods were level four minutes later Lloyd Ellams pouncing on the box to fire home past Mike Hale in the Lancaster goal.

There were few other chances in a right first half, the home team coming the closest to taking the lead when a Dan Shearwood shot from outside the area clipped the bar.

The Bloods looked the stronger team in the second half, Paul McManus having an early chance after great work on the left by Aaron Walters, though his header went wide.

Manager Dave Pace brought on Yomi Samuels for Dan Parkinson on the right and the change soon brought dividends as a Samuel's cross found Liam Caddick who volleyed home from just outside the six yard box to put the Bloods in front on sixty three minutes.

Droylsden began to take control of the game, Caddick shooting wide after a run into the left of the penalty area and sealed the three points five minutes from time when a ball over the top from Yomi Samuels found Caddick who chipped the keeper and headed home into an empty net.

Manager Dave Pace in a brief after match comment said he was pleased with the way that the team had responded after going a goal down earlier on.

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EvoStik NPL Division One (North)

Saturday 9 April 2016

By Gary Owen

The Bloods took all three points after these two struggling sides met for the second time in as many weeks, and this time did not let their three goal lead slip, despite some late scares!

Read more: Radcliffe B Away 09/04/16

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EvoStik NPL Division One (North)

Saturday 2 April 2016

By Gary Owen

Droylsden avenged their earlier home defeat against the Cumbrians with this well-deserved victory in appalling conditions.

Read more: Kendal Town Away 02/04/16

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