Friday, 18 November 2016 15:52

Integro League Cup Droylsden 3-5 Trafford

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The Bloods crashed out of the Integro League Cup, marking the fourth cup competition this season in which they have failed to get over the first hurdle.

A hat trick from Trafford forward Mark Derbyshire and goals from Ali Brown and Andy Langford saw the visitors into the second round despite Droylsden getting three goals back in this topsy turvy game.

Trafford started the brighter and could easily have sealed the game before half time, James Coates coming to the rescue after Ali Brown looked. Retain to score on the quarter hour mark and a rasping shot from Tom Baker coming back off the crossbar minutes later.

The visitors went ahead on eighteen minutes, Mark Derbyshire getting his first of the night after a Lee Neville Cross found him unmarked on the edge of the six yard box to nod home.

The Bloods looked under pressure at the back especially down the right hand side, keeper Coates coming to the rescue again after intercepting a though ball and ending with a blow to the head. He bravely stayed on the park and Droylsden were glad that he did after they had given the ball away at the back, he blocked Langford’s strike.

Five minutes before half time Droylsden were level, Luke Daly’s run into the area ending in a clear foul and Adam Farrell scoring from the spot.

Dave Pace brought on Liam Caddick and Yomi Samuels for Jack Rudge and Shaquille Clarke at the beginning of the second half, Trafford also taking the opportunity to replace their keeper Newton with Pilling.

Three minutes into the second half Trafford were ahead, Ali Brown firing home from close range after being put through by Chris Shuker.

The Bloods went in pursuit of an equalizer, Pilling saving well from Luke Daly on the six yard line and a minute later Liam Caddick set up Yomi Samuels on the right edge of the area only for the full back to shoot high and wide.

Droylsden kept pressing and brought on Steve Lewis with around twenty five minutes remaining but it was Trafford who scored, Andy Langford given far too much room to the edge of the area to turn and shoot low into the corner of the net.

The Bloods weren't to be denied, a goal mouth scramble saw Lewis get the final touch to bring the score back to the three two but almost from kick off Trafford extended their lead, and the Droylsden defense switched off as Orenuga broke down the right wing and crossed to allow Derbyshire to tap in with twelve minutes to go.

Four-two but still there were more goals to come, Droylsden giving themselves a sliver of a chance to take the game to penalties when Jamie Frost’s shot heading goalwards was deflected into his own net by Josh Granite but it was Trafford and Mark Derbyshire who put the game to bed, the striker getting his hat trick and man of the match on the stroke of ninety minutes.

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