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Three goals in the space of eleven second half minutes secured Droylsden's third away on the trot at Brighouse in a game that will unfortunately remembered for a serious injury to the Bloods central defender Phil Clarke.

Clarke clashed with Brighouse forward Jack Stockdill after just four minutes of play and the game was delayed by an hour while paramedics attended to him on the field for a suspended broken leg.

Just after 4.00pm the game restarted with Yomi Samuels replacing Clarke but the game was somewhat subdued for a while after the incident.

The home team created what few early chances there were, Stockdill’s free kick from the edge of the area coming back off the post with Coates stranded in the Bloods goal.

Two minutes later, Brighouse took the lead from a corner, Dan Illingworth getting the final touch after a flick came back off the bar and they doubled their lead six minutes before half time when Kurt Harris turned the Bloods defence on the right hand edge of the area, and hit the top left hand corner of the net, giving the keeper no chance.

A little unfortunate to be two goals down, Droylsden came out in the second half looking a different team.Early shouts for a penalty from what looked like a certain handball from a Brig defender were waved away by the referee but the Bloods soon had a goal back,Tom Peers getting between defender and keeper to loop his header into the top corner.

Three minutes later they were level, Luke Daly, who had been busy in midfield all game collecting the ball on the edge of the area, and striking his short low into the bottom corner.

The away team were controlling the game now and on sixty seven minutes were in front, a brilliant run into the area by skipper Domaine Rouse beating several Brig defenders before squirting his shot in the back of the net past the helpless Taylor in goal.

Bloods continued to press and looked the team most likely to score again but it took a last minute superb save from James Coates to keep all three points for Dave Pace’s team.

Star player for the Bloods Luke Daly

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Bamber Bridge 0-1 Droylsden Bamber Bridge 0-1 Droylsden

Two away wins on the bounce and the Bloods kept a clean sheet in this impressive win at Bamber Bridge.

There was one change from last week’s win at Ossett Town, Samuels coming in for the suspended Phil Clarke in the centre of defence.

In a first half of few chances, it was the Bloods who struck, Liam Caddick beating the Brig offside trap to round former Droylsden keeper Steve James to score the only goal of the game on twenty four minutes.

Earlier the home team had the ball im the net, Stuart Vasey netting the rebound after Coates had saved only for the linesman to rule it offside while at the other end Jamie Frost’s shot was tipped over the bar by James while Caddick had a great. Halve to score after Luke Daly’s perfect cross found his head only for the striker to head across goal

After the break, the home side came out looking more determined looking for an equaliser, James Coates was forced into early action tipping Potts shot over the crossbar and The Brig had a big shot for a penalty when Kitt Gregory appeared to be felled in the box but the referee with a good view waved away the protests.

The final few minutes saw the Bloods goal under siege as the home side continued to press,Coates having to push a deep corner over the bar and then seeing a free header from a second sail over the crossbar but the Bloods hung on to claim the three points and in the process keep a clean sheet for the first time in a long while.

Photo courtesy of Derek Lloyd

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Ossett Town 1-3 Droylsden Ossett Town 1-3 Droylsden

Droylsden claimed all three points in the fog at Ossett Town with two goals, one in each half from Steve Hall and a Liam Caddick strike in the last ten minutes.

It was touch and go whether this game would start as the ground was enveloped in fog but the referee decided to start, even though for the first half it was difficult to see much of the action.

Bloods gave a debut to centre half David Artell who partnered Phil Clarke in the centre of the defence with Steve Hall coming back into the midfield after starting on the bench at Colwyn Bay.

And it was Hall who put Droylsden in front on twenty four minutes, cleverly chipping the keeper from inside the area.Three minutes later the home side were level, a header from Tyrone Gay.

One one at half time, the fog cleared during the break. The home side had a great chance to go in front after the resumption, only a great save from Coates denying Anthony Mackie from close range.

With just over half an hour remaining the Bloods regained the lead, a great run down the left from Jamie Frost, his cross finding Steve Hall inside the six yard area to make it 2-1.

Droylsden continued to press, Adam Farrell’s volley from just inside the area hitting the side netting and Luke Daly twice going close.

With two minutes of normal time left The Bloods sealed the win, Luke Daly breaking down the middle and cleverly setting up Liam Caddick for the third

Photo courtesy of Derek Lloyd

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Colwyn Bay 4-0 Droylsden

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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Integro League Cup Droylsden 3-5 Trafford


The Bloods crashed out of the Integro League Cup, marking the fourth cup competition this season in which they have failed to get over the first hurdle.

A hat trick from Trafford forward Mark Derbyshire and goals from Ali Brown and Andy Langford saw the visitors into the second round despite Droylsden getting three goals back in this topsy turvy game.

Trafford started the brighter and could easily have sealed the game before half time, James Coates coming to the rescue after Ali Brown looked. Retain to score on the quarter hour mark and a rasping shot from Tom Baker coming back off the crossbar minutes later.

The visitors went ahead on eighteen minutes, Mark Derbyshire getting his first of the night after a Lee Neville Cross found him unmarked on the edge of the six yard box to nod home.

The Bloods looked under pressure at the back especially down the right hand side, keeper Coates coming to the rescue again after intercepting a though ball and ending with a blow to the head. He bravely stayed on the park and Droylsden were glad that he did after they had given the ball away at the back, he blocked Langford’s strike.

Five minutes before half time Droylsden were level, Luke Daly’s run into the area ending in a clear foul and Adam Farrell scoring from the spot.

Dave Pace brought on Liam Caddick and Yomi Samuels for Jack Rudge and Shaquille Clarke at the beginning of the second half, Trafford also taking the opportunity to replace their keeper Newton with Pilling.

Three minutes into the second half Trafford were ahead, Ali Brown firing home from close range after being put through by Chris Shuker.

The Bloods went in pursuit of an equalizer, Pilling saving well from Luke Daly on the six yard line and a minute later Liam Caddick set up Yomi Samuels on the right edge of the area only for the full back to shoot high and wide.

Droylsden kept pressing and brought on Steve Lewis with around twenty five minutes remaining but it was Trafford who scored, Andy Langford given far too much room to the edge of the area to turn and shoot low into the corner of the net.

The Bloods weren't to be denied, a goal mouth scramble saw Lewis get the final touch to bring the score back to the three two but almost from kick off Trafford extended their lead, and the Droylsden defense switched off as Orenuga broke down the right wing and crossed to allow Derbyshire to tap in with twelve minutes to go.

Four-two but still there were more goals to come, Droylsden giving themselves a sliver of a chance to take the game to penalties when Jamie Frost’s shot heading goalwards was deflected into his own net by Josh Granite but it was Trafford and Mark Derbyshire who put the game to bed, the striker getting his hat trick and man of the match on the stroke of ninety minutes.

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Scarborough 3-1 Droylsden Scarborough 3-1 Droylsden


Three first half goals sunk a weakened Droylsden side at Scarborough.

The Bloods with a makeshift centre half pairing of Hall and Samuels, the former starting his first game since his Injury against Gainsborough thirteen months ago.

Droylsden started the stronger and created two early chances, Steve Lewis heading against the post from an Adam Farrell cross and Farrell himself shooting wide after being set up by Lewis.

But Scarborough took the lead soon after,Carl Stewart beating the Bloods offside trap from Cameron Murray’s ball through the centre to slot past James Coates in the Droylsden goal, although there was a hint of offside with Steve Hall ending in the referee's book after taking the debate to the linesman.

Two minutes later the home team doubled their lead, Lamin Colley on his debut slotting home from close range.

Jamie Frost had a great chance to pull one back for the Bloods from the resumption dribbling into the area only to run out of room and into the side netting while Luke Daly also hit the side netting.

But four minutes before half time Scarborough made it three, Carl Stewart easily scoring his second after being presented with the ball from an Igiehon pass, giving Coates no chance in the Droylsden goal.

The Bloods came out fighting in the second half, Sean Clancy’s shot blocked on the line by keeper Porter and two minutes later, Steve Lewis dribbled into the box, his powerful shot though straight at the keeper.Droylsden then winning an indirect free kick inside the box after the referee adjudged that Porter had picked up a back pass, only for Liam Caddick to slice his effort well wide of the left hand post

Dave Pace brought on Dominic Smith and new signing Andreas Bianga and Smith had an immediate impact, shooting just over the bar from outside the box, then winning a corner after his shot was deflected wide.

From the corner Bloods won a penalty after the referee spotted a push and Steve Lewis converted from the spot with twenty three minutes still left .

Droylsden kept pressing for a second, Adam Farrell’s shot again saw the ball deflected behind for the corner and a Luke Daly free kick on the edge of the area hit Boro’s defensive wall and went for another corner.

Despite the pressure, Bloods couldn't force a second goal but with four minutes left really should have scored after a great cross from Bianga found the head of an unmarked Farrell but the striker could only head over from twelve yards.

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Radcliffe Borough 1-2 Droylsden Radcliffe Borough 1-2 Droylsden


Two second half goals from Adam Farrell and Steve Lewis sealed the Bloods second win in a row after coming from behind at Radcliffe Borough to claim three well deserved points in this local derby.

Droylsden started the game strongly and should have taken the lead after just three minutes when a goalmouth scramble saw the ball come back off the underside of the crossbar.

Centre half Ben Hampson was injured in the melee and was replaced by Yomi Samuels.

The Bloods continued to press, Ryan in the Borough goal stopping Adam Farrell’s strike on the quarter of an hour mark.

At the other end Radcliffe began to get into the game, Corriea’s header from a Rokka cross beating James Coates but coming off the post and Grogan’s shot was blocked on the line.

Five minutes before half time both teams had great chances to score, Domaine Rouse’s header was brilliantly saved by Ryan in the Boro goal and almost immediately at the other end Corriea’s effort was brilliantly saved by James Coates.

The home team took the lead on the stroke of half time, a terrific shot by Elliot Rokka from outside the area flying into the top corner.

Radcliffe began the second half the stronger, both Rokka and Corriea shooting just wide in the first ten minutes and a great save by Coates denying Jack Hindle as the keeper tipped the midfielder’s shot onto the post.

Bloods fans were heartened to see Steve Hall come on with twenty five minutes left, the midfielder returning after a thirteen month lay off in place of Jack Rudge.

Six minutes later, the Bloods should have equalised, Liam Caddick put through by Steve Lewis but hitting his shot straight at the advancing Ryan.

Pressing for an equaliser, Dominic Smith came on in place of Caddick and the deserved goal came on the Steve ty seventh minute, a free header from a Luke Daly corner by Adam Farrell easily beating the keeper.

With three minutes to go, Droylsden took the lead, Steve Hall’s shot through a crowded area coming back off a defender and landing at the feet of Steve Lewis whose strike hit the back of the net to claim all three points.

Photo Courtesy of Derek Lloyd

Update Centre Half Ben Hampson has a double fracture of his nose and possible cheekbone fracture

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Droylsden 3-1 Goole


The Bloods recorded their first win in the league since the August Bank Holiday weekend, in this early season six pointer at the Butcher's Arms

An early goal from Domaine Rouse and second half goals from Liam Caddick and Steve Lewis saw off Goole who had looked the better team at the break.

New signing Jamie Frost made his debut up front with Alex Salmon starting on the bench while it was a welcome start for Luke Daly sidelined for two months after his injury at Radcliffe.

Bloods should have gone ahead in the first four minutes with Sean Clancey finding himself in space on the left hand side of the box only to see his shot come back off the inside of the post and safety into Barford's arms.

Droylsden looked shaky at the back, defensive errors could easily have found them two down Martin-Wyatt should have capitalised after a back pass failed to reach James Coates and Ruhuneuka should have scored minutes later, his shot instead hitting the side netting.

Bloods took the lead on nineteen minutes, skipper Domaine Rouse's exquisite shot beating Barford after some good build up play down the right hand side

But Goole were level five minutes later when Shaquille Clarke brought down Martin-Wyatt in the box, the striker converting.

Goole would count themselves unlucky not to be ahead at the interval, full back Cooke seeing his header from a corner cannon off the cross bar while James Coates had to come to the rescue, locking Louis Kirk's shot after the Bloods defence had yet again given the ball away.

A more purposeful home team took control in the second half, Dominic Smith and Jamie Frost going close.

Alex Salmon came on for Luke Daly with half an hour to go and three minutes later, the Bloods took the lead Liam Caddick's thunderous shot from just inside the area giving Barford no chance.

Manager Dave Pace brought on Steve Lewis for Dominic Smith and was rewarded as the big striker hit the back of the net with his first touch

The third goal saw Goole's spirit deflated and the home side played some good football without creating too many scoring opportunities but it was three welcome points to the home team after a run that has seen some good performances without seeing the points in the league table.

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Droylsden 2-2 Kendal Town Droylsden 2-2 Kendal Town


The Bloods picked up a point in difficult conditions on a wet night at the Butcher's Arms after twice being behind in the second half thanks to defensive errors.

Droylsden made one change from the team that lost at Tadcaster, Dominic Smith starting in place of Billy Hasler Cregg whose loan spell has come to an end.

Both teams had their chances in the goalless first half as the visitors looked to dominate. James Coates saving well from Oliver Wood after the home team had lost possession on the left while at the other end Liam Caddick's shot was saved by the legs of Kitchen in the Kendal goal.

The best chance of the half fell to the home team, new strike Alex Salmon put clear but hesitated a little too long, allowing the Kendal defender to make a last ditch tackle.

At the other end Coates was again called into action, saving well from Dudley while the dangerous Danny Forbes headed wide with the goal at his mercy.

The Bloods had the ball in the net twice, one disallowed for offside, the second from a free kick which was helped into the net by the hand of Adam Farrell for which the striker got booked

Nine minutes into the second half the visitors were in front after a clumsy tackle in the area by skipper Domaine Rouse saw the referee point to the spot and Sam Bailey cooly slot home.

The goal breathed life into the Bloods, and only a great save from Kitchen denied Salmon an equaliser, the keeper tipping the ball round the post for a corner.

The corner brought the equaliser, Josh Heaton flocking on at the near post and Adam Farrell hitting the target from six yards

Dave Pace brought on Cesaire for Jack Rudge and Yomi Samuels for Dominic Smith but once again a lapse in defence saw them chasing the game, Domaine Rouse taking too long with the ball on the edge of the area to present the ball to Oliver Wood who made no mistake from close range with a quarter of an hour left.

Bloods made one final change, Luke Daly returning after nearly two months absent and he would play a part in the equaliser, his free kick not dealt with in the Kendal box allowing Sean Clancy to scramble the ball home with six minutes left on the clock.

It was welcome point for the Bloods which keeps them out of the bottom two and sets them up for a massive six pointer against Goole on Saturday.

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Tadcaster 2-1 Droylsden Tadcaster 2-1 Droylsden


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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