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FA Trophy Lancaster 1-1 Bloods

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Droylsden held on for the replay at the Giant Axe yesterday after being forced to play much of the game with ten men after debutant Ryan Winder saw a straight red after just twenty minutes of the game.

The midfielder, signed from Warrington on Friday, saw red after stamping on Simon Mills after a challenge right in front of the referee, but the ten men of Droylsden performed admirably and could easily have won the tie in the end as Lancaster failed to capitalise.

As has been the case for much of the season, the Bloods were playing catch up even before the sending off falling behind after just six minutes when the defence failed to deal with a ball over the top leaving Gregory one on one with Coates.

Droylsden fought back and Ben Hampson minutes later saw his header from a corner cleared off the line.

Going down to ten men seemed to propel the Bloods forward and they were rewarded with an equaliser just after the half hour when Liam Caddick's corner found centre half Josh Heaton unmarked three yards out to nod the ball into an empty net.

Lancaster will be disappointed with their second half approach to the game, failing to overcome the work rate of the ten men, Ben Hampson, Liam Caddick and Domaine Rouse particularly shining and they should have rapped the tie up when the dangerous Billy Hasler Cregg chested the Ball down for Adam Farrell in the box only for the strike to shoot wildly over with ten minutes left on the clock.

The two sides meet in the replay this Tuesday at the Butcher's Arms for the chance to meet Stocksbridge Steels in the next round.

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