EvoStik Northern Premier League – Division One (North)

Saturday 24January 2015

by Gary Owen

 Droylsden’s poor run of form since New Year’s Day continued with this disappointing defeat in Cumbria.

Both sides struggled to create many meaningful chances, so it was always going to be a tight affair.

Read more: Kendal Town. Away 24/01/15

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EvoStik Northern Premier League – Division One (North)

Saturday 17 January 2015

by Gary Owen


The Lilywhites stormed into a 3-0 half-time lead in this enthralling Tameside derby, and withheld a spirited, but ultimately insufficient, fight back from Droylsden to record a double over their local rivals.

Read more: Mossley Home 17/01/15

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EvoStik Northern Premier League – Division One (North)

Saturday 10 January 2015

by Gary Owen


The Bloods suffered more away day blues to leave serious question mark over their promotion credentials, despite the result leaving them sitting in fourth place.

Read more: Clitheroe, Away 10/01/15

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EvoStik Northern Premier League – Division One (North)

Thursday 1 January 2015

by Gary Owen



Droylsden ran out narrow winners in this local derby, and at times had to ride their luck somewhat, but it all made for a fabulous New Year’s Day spectacle, despite the glue pot of a pitch.

It looked as though The Bloods had fallen behind from the kick off when Matty Chadwick teed-ep much travelled Gareth Seddon at the far post, only for his goal to be disallowed due to an offside flag.

However, The Ammies continued to make the early running and after Andy Fowler’s shot had flew too high for the hosts, City took the lead.  Jason Jarrett’s effort was blocked and soared into the air, but ex-Man United forward Danny Webber showed his class to steer the ball beyond Russell Saunders and give the visitors the lead.

Ciaran Kilheeney went close for Droylsden, as did Seddon for Salford as play began to swing from end to end.

Adam Morning shot under Daniel Lloyd-Webber, but Lee Neville was on hand for the visitors to clear off the line.  Droylsden’s pressure reaped rewards on 21 minutes when Ben Deegan rose to head a Morning cross past Lloyd-Weston.

The Bloods then survived strong claims for a penalty against them when Sauders spread himself at the onrushing Seddon, but referee Mr. Lamb waved away the complaints, with Saunders getting sufficient ball contact to deny the visitors.

Droylsden then took the lead when a quick free kick set Michael Monaghan free down the right flank, crossing low for Kilheeney to steer home a shot inside Lloyd-Weston’s left hand upright from 15 yards.

However, Salford levelled on the stroke of half-time as Seddon raced away down the right flank and rounded Saunders before shooting home from an almost impossible angle across the mud.

On 57 minutes, Droylsden again took the lead with what proved to be the winning goal.  A Morning free kick was parried by Lloyd-Weston and Kilheeney was on hand to convert.

Salford tried hard to level matters once more, and Webber looked as though he had done so on the hour, rounding Saunders but Ally Brown hooked clear off the line.  Moments later, Saunders produced a super save to again deny Webber.

City pushed on, and ex-Blood Sam Madeley saw another goal ruled-out by an offside flag after a defensive slip by Danny Cladecott.

Tom Buckley saw two late shots lack power and direction for Salford, enabling Saunders to save with some ease, and Droylsden were thankful to hear the final whistle after a tense and engaging encounter, watched from the stands by Paul Scholes and Phil Neville.



Salford City   Llyod-Weston, Edgehill (Coo, 46’), Neville, Andrews, Lynch, Williams, Chadwick (Buckley, 46’), Jarrett (Dunn, 71’), Webber, Seddon, Madeley.  Subs not used – Rother, Walters.

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