A goal either side of half time saw the points shared at the Butcher’s Arms as Droylsden spoilt Colne’s one hundred per cent record in the league.

Alex Curran put the visitors ahead on the stroke of half time, after the home defence failed to deal with an Gaughan cross while Sefton Gonzales equalised just a minute into the second half after Liam Caddick’s effort was initially saved by Hakan Burton as the Bloods broke.

In a hard fought match,which will give confidence to Dave Pace’s team,giving a debut to new signing Javan Vidal and welcoming back Luke Daly,chances were few and far between in the first forty five minutes.

Webb Foster came close in the opening minutes for the visitors after Dylan Smith had given the ball away,shortly after Sefton Gonzales,with the net at his mercy,headed across goal.

Gaughan,an early replacement for the injured Webb Foster had the best chance for the visitors,Thompson saving well in the Bloods goal,as it looked as though the sides would finish the half goalless before Curran’s strike on the stroke of half time.

Gonzales’ equaliser galvanised the home team after the break,full back Antoine Clarke’s shot just drifting wide soon after.

But Droylsden were let off the hook when Dylan Smith failed to deal with Lynch and tackled from behind with the forward advancing.Lynch stayed on his feet and forced a brilliant save from Thompson,Smith ending in the referee’s book.

The game opened up in the last quarter,both sides having chances to take all three points.

With minutes to go, Droylsden felt they should have had a penalty when Luke Daly appeared to have been impeded by the Colne keeper while at the other end, Curran’s chip nearly caught Thompson off guard.

Star player for Droylsden Domaine Rouse

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