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Droylsden are in seventh heaven
Sunday 24th December 2017 @ 15:08 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Twelve goals in two successive away games for Droylsden as a first half hat trick inside thirty minutes by Liam Caddick saw the Bloods demolish Radcliffe by half time.

Dave Pace’s team got off to the flying start,Alex Frost and Luke Daly going close in the first two minutes.

Droylsden took the lead on six minutes, Jamie Frost clinically lobbing keeper Frith after a superb through ball from Ben Barber.

Three minutes later the lead doubled, Liam Caddick slotting home after a great ball from Luke Daly.

It was all one way traffic as the Bloods passing game dominated and on eighteen minutes it was three, the ball landing at the feet of Liam Caddick outside of the area, his shot screaming into the top corner.

The fourth soon followed, Kilheeney’s header parried by the keeper and Sefton Gonzales tapping home at the far post, and on the half hour mark the Bloods made it five, a clearance landing at the feet of Liam Caddick who hit the net for his hat trick.

The Bloods continued to attack, Kilheeney seemingly certain to score pushed his shot wide while Jamie Frost through one on one with the keeper saw his effort come back off the inside of the post.

The sixth came four minutes into the second half, John Shaw, having come on for the injured Alex Frost just before half time threading the ball through to Liam Caddick for his fourth goal.

Still the Bloods continued to press, Dylan Smith seeing his header from a corner deflected over the bar while Jamie Frost saw the same result minutes later before Frith turned Ciaran Kilheeney’s shot behind for another corner just after the hour mark.

Jamie Frost made it seven on seventy one minutes, curling the ball into the top corner from the right hand edge of the area.

Callum Bagshaw and Steve Hall came on for the Bloods and the later nearly got himself on the scoresheet,his goalbound strike blocked by a defender while Sefton Gonzales strode into the area and saw his terrific strike thunder back off the crossbar with just over ten minutes left.

The win leaves Droylsden in the final play off place and sets up the prospect of a terrific Boxing Day encounter at the Butchers Arms against Hyde.

By Nigel Barlow