Sunday, 02 October 2016 13:36

Bloods 2-2 Scarborough

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It finished all square at the Butcher’s Arms but The Bloods will be disappointed, especially after their second half performance, that they didn't come away with all three points against Scarborough Athletic.

Sean Clancy, signed the previous day made his debut for Droylsden at left back while Domaine Rouse and Josh Heaton returned.

The Bloods could have taken the lead in the opening minutes when a Steve Lewis free kick was well saved by Jordan Potter in the Boro goal.

An exciting first half saw end to end play but it was the away team that took the lead on the half hour mark, Josh Heaton was dispossessed on the edge of the area and Benny Igiehon’s shot deflected over the top of James Coates for the opener.

The Bloods were lucky not to go further behind before half time, Coates pulling off a fine save and Igiehon’s header going just wide but at the other end Liam Caddick had a great opportunity to level things up, put through, his shot was well saved by Potter.

The Bloods though were level just four minutes after half time, a Sean Clancy shot finding the head of Adam Farrell with the on loan striker scoring his first for the club.

Minutes later the visitors were back in front as the Blood’s defence switched off to let half time substitute David Brown in.

The goal was though the turning point with Droylsden upping the gears to dominate the rest of the half and they were back level with half an hour remaining when Steve Lewis converted from the spot after Liam Caddick was felled in the area.

After that it was all one way traffic, Lewis’ shot after he had weaved through the Scarborough defence was well saved by Potter and a great move ended with Adam Farrell’s strike coming back off the inside of the post.

The Bloods kept pressing for the winner, Josh Heaton and Ben Hampson both heading over from corners, the latter after a Domaine Rouse shot was blocked while in the dying seconds Shaquille Clarke’s run into the box from the right ended with his strike deflected behind.

But the visitors hung on for the point and the Bloods had to be satisfied with their second draw of the week.

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