DROYLSDEN 1 – 3 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 

Blue Square Bet North – Saturday 9 February 2013 

by Gary Owen 

Trinity took three valuable points in their quest for a play-off place following a first half display that saw each of Trinity’s centre-halves scoring with headers, whereas Droylsden were reduced to ten men, which became nine in the dying seconds, as their disastrous season continues.

 There were only 11 minutes on the clock when Craig Nelthorpe delivered a free kick into the Droylsden box for Luke Waterfall to jump highest and thump a header past Dale Latham. 

Nat Kerr then saw red for raising his arms at Danny Home – an incident which appeared to rekindle as the teams left the field for the half-time break. However, by that point, Trinity were three goals to the good, thanks to Mark Jones’ clever feet and Home’s head. 

Jones’ goal arrived on 27 minutes when Andy Langford and Lewis Killeen failed to clear on the edge of the box. The ball broke for Jones, who danced around the exposed Latham to convert from a tight angle. 

Trinity soon made it three when Home’s header from another Nelthorpe delivery made it game over. 

The ten men made more of a game of it after the break, and when Steve Hall reduced the arrears from Domaine Rouse’s clever pass, albeit at the second attempt after Budtz had saved, it seemed we had a game on our hands. 

However, Budtz was hardly tested thereafter, saving with ease from a Gomez Dali header and a Rouse shot, whilst Trinity looked dangerous in possession with their numerical advantage, with Jimmy Derbyshire dismissed in the final minute for a second bookable offence to cap another miserable day for The Bloods. 

TEAMS

Droylsden:                 Latham, Derbyshire, Holden, Byron (Langford, 17’), Kerr, Killeen, Rick (Logan, 78’), Hall (Ward, 78’), O’Neill, Dali, Rouse.

Subs. not used:        Chalmers, Doherty. 

Gainsborough Tr.     Budtz, Roma, Wilde, Waterfall, Home, Thompson, Russell, Nelthorpe, Yates (Clarke, 46’), Jones (Leary, 73’), Stokes (Young, 61’).

Subs. not used:        Karkach, Mulready. 

ATTENDANCE:                    184 

REFEREE:                            Mr. Matthew Walsh (Sheffield, South Yorkshire)

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