MATCH REPORT Goole 2-0 Droylsden
Monday 27th February 2017 15:21 Football Sports Posted by Mark Phillip

The Bloods fell to their second consecutive defeat in tricky conditions at the Victoria Pleasure Grounds against a Goole team fighting to stay in the division.

Two first half goals from the Vikings were the difference between the two sides in a game where the wind played a large role but the Bloods were second best for much of the game not helped by being reduced to ten men after Joe Connor received a straight red ten minutes into the second half.

After a first twenty minutes which produced little of note, the home team took the lead when Devonte Morton was first to a looping ball over the top which caught out the Bloods defence, poking the ball past Coates.

Droylsden were unlucky not to be level soon after when a corner was headed onto the post by a Vikings defender and Domaine Rouse’s follow up shot was blocked but the home team doubled their lead on thirty five minutes.

A long range free kick from Bobby Johnson was turned round the post for a corner which the Bloods only half cleared, the ball landing at the feet of Derry Robson at the edge of the area whose almost unstoppable shot ended in the top corner of the net.

Two nil down at half time, and the home team could easily have made it three just after the resumption, Coates saving Nathan Modest’s shot as the striker found himself in space on the left hand side of the area.

At the other end Domaine Rouse had a great chance to pull one back, only to slice his shot horribly wide with only the keeper to beat.

On fifty six minutes, the Bloods made the job of getting back into the game ever more difficult when centre half Joe Connor saw red for a reckless tackle in the middle of the park.

Jamie Frost was denied a goal back with the great save from Beaurepaire in the Goole goal.

Manager Dave Pace rung the changes soon after, Liam Caddick replacing Adam Farrell and Dom Smith for Domaine Rouse but the Bloods failed to produce a great deal more in the game and the best chance of the second half would fall to Viking’s sub Adam Porritt only some last ditch defending by Andreas Bianga denying the home team a third.

By Nigel Barlow