Sunday, 16 October 2016 08:14

Tadcaster 2-1 Droylsden

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The Bloods left Tadcaster pointless and teetering close to the relegation zone but will be left wondering how they hadn't wrapped up this game before half time.

Two second half goals from Tom Corner, the first a header as the centre forward was unmarked from a corner, were the difference as the home side converted the two chances they had in front of goal.

Droylsden brought in new signing Alex Salmon to start with Steve Lewis suspended and dominated the first half with their slick passing game which the home team had little answer to, creating numerous chances in the first forty five minutes.

Liam Caddick had the first chance of the game just four minutes after the start, shooting tamely at Ingham in the Taddy goal after being found by a Hasler Cregg cross field ball.

The winger himself had a chance half way through the first half shooting just wide after cutting in from the right as the Bloods piled on the pressure.

Two minutes later a Sean Clancey free kick just managed to evade Josh Heaton at the far post while a Hasler Cregg cross was brilliantly intercepted by a Tadcaster defender with Adam Farrell closing in.

The Bloods best chance of the half fell to Liam Caddick on the half hour mark who with time and space on the left hand side of the area could only fire his shot straight at the keeper Ingham while a superb block by a defender denied Adam Farrell minutes later from almost the same spot.

The Bloods got a warning though with half time looming as Youhill cross flew across the box just invading Sellars with the goal at his mercy.

Tadcaster responded to Droylsden's passing game more effectively in the second half but just seven minutes in, the Bloods should have taken the lead, only a great save by Ingham denying Jack Rudge.

Dave Pace made a change soon after, Dominic Smith on his return to the club replacing Salmon up front and four minutes later the big striker was set up by Rudge on the edge of the area only to shoot well over.

Bloods made a second change with Cesaire coming on for Rudge with twenty five minutes remaining but it was Tadcaster who took the lead on sixty nine minutes, an unmarked Tom Corner heading home unmarked from the near post.

Substitute Cesaire made a superb run through the midfield minutes later, finding Hasler Cregg on the right, whose deep cross was headed back across the face of the goal by Smith only for Farrell to volley over.

With twelve minutes to go the striker thought he had won a penalty, clipped on the touch line, the referee Boone him for diving despite protests.

Almost immediately Taddy found themselves two up as an Adam Baker cross found Tom Corner who slid the ball in from close range.

Two minutes later, the Bloods finally hit the back of the net, Adam Farrell striking after good work from Dominic Smith.

After the game manager Dave Pace summed up his feelings on the performance saying that at half time he told his team that they were playing like Real Madrid but they needed to score goals.

"We never took our chances, the way we played in the first half was magnificent but the only thing we did wrong was not to put the ball in the net" adding

"It's so cruel, we have worked on so many things and they all came off apart from putting the ball in the back of the net"

The Bloods now have two crucial home games in the next seven days, Kendal and Goole and will be looking for six points to pull themselves away from the relegation area and kickstart their season.

Image courtesy of Tadcaster Albion

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