Late penalty gives Droylsden the points
Saturday 30th December 2017 @ 19:31 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

An eighty sixth minute penalty was the difference between these two sides as Droylsden made hard work of beating an Ossett team who played the second half with ten men.

The Bloods dominated for most of the first half, and were unlucky not to take the lead when Luke Daly’s curling shot from outside the area came back off the post while Jamie Frost’s follow up clipped the crossbar.

Droylsden were soon in front though, Luke Daly threading a ball through to Liam Caddick who buried the ball into Overton’s net scoring his fifth goal in two games just before the half hour mark.

However the Bloods failed to capitalise on their dominant possession and the visitors levelled just before half time,skipper Jason Yates tapping in at the far post from a corner.
Droylsden were forced into a change at half time, Steve Hall replacing Jamie Frost who suffered a back spasm.

Less than a minute after the restart, the visitors were reduced to ten men as skipper and goalscorer Yates was dismissed for a second yellow.

The ten men of town defended well though and frustrated Droylsden who despite dominating, couldn’t break down the visitors defence.

Sefton Gonzales going close dragging his shot wide just after the sending off while Steve Hall failed to keep a header down after he was left unmarked in the box from a Gonzales cross.

Liam Caddick saw his strike well saved by Overton at a second attempt and Gonzales had a great chance again with fifteen minutes left, blazin his effort from inside the area just over the bar.

With just under five minutes to go the breakthrough came from the penalty spot, the referee having spotted a tug on centre half John Shaw and Danny Ventre converted from the spot kick to secure a fourth win in the row for the Bloods.

By Nigel Barlow