So Dennis proved to be a menace and all matches bar Widnes v Colne suffered postponements. As such, no change in the top five.
This is our last scheduled midweek away fixture of the league campaign. Hopefully that works in our favour with other teams needing to travel more than us. Aside from a single victory at City of Liverpool, Droylsden have had a dreadful 2020 so far. If the game dodges Dennis and goes ahead, hopefully we can match what Marine did to them in the last outing.
Droylsden are 16th with 27 points from 26 games Reds are 2nd with 53 points from 25 games
Droylsden at home 4-4-5 Reds away 6-2-4
Recent Droylsden results: 8 Feb Droylsden 0-7 Marine 4 Feb Trafford 3-2 Droylsden (Manchester PC SF) 1 Feb Droylsden 0-3 Ramsbottom 25 Jan City of Liverpool 0-1 Droylsden 11 Jan Prescot 4-0 Droylsden 4 Jan Droylsden 0-1 WIdnes 1 Jan Mossley 2-1 Droylsden 28 Dec Droylsden 1-1 City of Liverpool 26 Dec Droylsden 2-0 Trafford 21 Dec Colne 1-0 Droylsden 14 Dec Ramsbottom 5-0 Droylsden 7 Dec Droylsden 2-1 Marske
Droylsden overall since 1 Jan 1-0-6 Reds overall since 1 Jan 5-1-2
If we are to keep our title challenge alive, this would be an away fixture where we need to collect all three points and hopefully boost our goal difference whilst we are at it.
Other top five fixtures tonight Marske v Pickering Pontefract v Colne
Fairly routine 4-0 win on a sodden pitch, Reds took a while to really hit their stride and just couldnt find that final pass for most of the first half. That said brilliant work from Allison got Carroll free in the box but his low shot was saved.
Couple of defensive mistakes for the Bloods with an average cross making it all the way to Symington 6 yards out to make it 1-0 and then Droyslden keeper slicing a free kick straight to Allison who ran through and dinked it over him to make it 2-0.
To be fair to Droylsden they were busy and closed us down well but that stopped as soon as it was 1-0 and in the 2nd half they looked knackered. Decent finish by Jordan Little from a corner made it 3-0 and great work from Ali and Brockbanks set up debutant Malumo to make it 4-0 via a defender's hand. Reds well and truly the better side 2nd half and bloods could barely clear their lines. Reds had a few wasted free kicks though Symington brought a great fingertip save from one of his.
Casson was MOTM for reds he was everywhere, closely followed by Brockbank. New lad was busy when he came on and Ali tormented their defence towards the end. Nice to have some competition and pace up front
Great midweek away win,we seem to have a squad and playing system that can adapt to any missing players, competition for places is essential to get the best out of players. More difficult games to come but we will be there or thereabouts come end of a terrific season. Any news on dates for last week's postponed games ,could do with sneaking one in next Tuesday if possible as we still have 12 league and at least 2 cup games to fit in the last 2 months