Bloods fall to back-to-back defeats at Market Drayton Town
Monday 3rd September 2018 @ 10:02 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Evo-Stik West

Market drayton Town 3-1 Droylsden

Droylsden succumbed to a second successive defeat in the league on their first ever visit to Market Drayton.

Conceding two goals in the first ten minutes,Dave Pace’s side found themselves continuously chasing the game on a hot afternoon in Shropshire.

Bloods were behind after just seven minutes when a cross from man of the match Stefan Walker from the right found Matty Ballard in the box whose crisp shot found the corner of Chris Thompson’s net. Two minutes later the home side doubled the lead with the Bloods defenders appealing for offside, Walker again crossed from the right Will Wells bundling the ball over the line at the far post.

Droylsden began to get themselves back into the game, Kieran Lugsden’s shot from the edge of the area producing a fine save from Rawlins and on twenty six minutes, they pulled a goal back, Shaun Holden’s corner finding Domaine Rouse unmarked at the far post to head home.

The home team though restored their two goal lead just before half time with the best goal of the afternoon,Walker picking up the ball on the right just inside the Bloods half, shrugging off the challenge of Kelvin Lugsden to reach the penalty area and slotting the ball from what seemed an impossible angle into the far corner to make it three.

Droylsden brought on Ben Barber and Lewis Doyle early in the second half and created several chances early on but the home team continued to press on the break.Full back Louis Irvine crossing for Walker whose effort produced a fine save from Thompson,while Ballard should really have made it four on sixty five minutes hitting horribly over with the goal at his mercy.

Bloods though must have thought they had a way back when Domaine Rouse was upended in the area, but it was a poor penalty from Gonzales which was saved by Rawlins on sixty seven minutes.

Despite having much of the ball, Droylsden failed to put the Market Drayton goal under any real pressure in the last fifteen minutes and the home team continues to look dangerous on the break, the feet of Chris Thompson preventing a second goal from Walker.

The Bloods now go into their FA Cup replay on Tuesday needing desperately to turn this loss of form round.

By Nigel Barlow