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MATCH REPORT Trafford 3-0 Droylsden
Monday 25th September 2017 @ 14:11 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Evo-Stik Division One North

Trafford 3-0 Droylsden


Droylden’s early season form hit the buffers as the team crashed to a 3-0 defeat in a game that saw the home team soak up much of the Bloods pressure and take their chances at the other end.

A brilliantly worked goal, which may go down as one of the goals of the season saw former Bloods Michael Monaghan finish brilliantly by lobbing Branagan in the Droylsden goal after fourteen minutes and just a minute later, the Bloods defence switched off to let Aaron Burns in on goal to slide the ball under the keeper.

Once again Droylsden were reduced to playing catch up after a bright early start.Chances were at a premium after that Dom Smith having the best of them on the half hour mark, one on one with the keeper Shenton produced a fine save while at the other end, a great run by Ally Brown down the right saw the ball needing just a touch as it flew across the Bloods six yard area.

Dave Pace brought on Domaine Rouse for Dom Smith at half time but Rouse playing up front never really looked threatening.The more influential substitution came from Trafford with Williams brought on to stifle Shaquille Clark’s runs down the right just minutes after such a move by the right back had seen Shenton save from Caddick.

The Bloods continued to have much of the possession without really doing anything from it, freshening things up with Jamie Frost coming on for Scott Metcalfe changed little, though Shenton was once again called into action when Kilheeney turned and shot from the edge of the area.

At the other end, Sephton had a glorious chance to make it three, unmarked his header was directed straight at Branagan while with ten minutes to go Keogh blazed his strike over the bar from close range when it would have been easier to score.

But Trafford did get that third goal, with just three minutes left, Keogh finishing a cross from substitute James Dean past Branagan to settle the game.

By Nigel Barlow