Friday, 21 October 2016 13:19

Droylsden 2-2 Kendal Town

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The Bloods picked up a point in difficult conditions on a wet night at the Butcher's Arms after twice being behind in the second half thanks to defensive errors.

Droylsden made one change from the team that lost at Tadcaster, Dominic Smith starting in place of Billy Hasler Cregg whose loan spell has come to an end.

Both teams had their chances in the goalless first half as the visitors looked to dominate. James Coates saving well from Oliver Wood after the home team had lost possession on the left while at the other end Liam Caddick's shot was saved by the legs of Kitchen in the Kendal goal.

The best chance of the half fell to the home team, new strike Alex Salmon put clear but hesitated a little too long, allowing the Kendal defender to make a last ditch tackle.

At the other end Coates was again called into action, saving well from Dudley while the dangerous Danny Forbes headed wide with the goal at his mercy.

The Bloods had the ball in the net twice, one disallowed for offside, the second from a free kick which was helped into the net by the hand of Adam Farrell for which the striker got booked

Nine minutes into the second half the visitors were in front after a clumsy tackle in the area by skipper Domaine Rouse saw the referee point to the spot and Sam Bailey cooly slot home.

The goal breathed life into the Bloods, and only a great save from Kitchen denied Salmon an equaliser, the keeper tipping the ball round the post for a corner.

The corner brought the equaliser, Josh Heaton flocking on at the near post and Adam Farrell hitting the target from six yards

Dave Pace brought on Cesaire for Jack Rudge and Yomi Samuels for Dominic Smith but once again a lapse in defence saw them chasing the game, Domaine Rouse taking too long with the ball on the edge of the area to present the ball to Oliver Wood who made no mistake from close range with a quarter of an hour left.

Bloods made one final change, Luke Daly returning after nearly two months absent and he would play a part in the equaliser, his free kick not dealt with in the Kendal box allowing Sean Clancy to scramble the ball home with six minutes left on the clock.

It was welcome point for the Bloods which keeps them out of the bottom two and sets them up for a massive six pointer against Goole on Saturday.

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