DROYLSDEN FC VS ASHTON UNITED FC
DATE: SATURDAY 28TH JULY 2018
VENUE: THE BUTCHERS ARMS GROUND , M43 7AW.
Droylsden FC are next up for Jody Banim’s side in what is the Robins last pre-season fixture before the start of the Vanarama National League North campaign on 4th August. The two sides meet in the annual Tony Downes Memorial Trophy encounter. Tony Downes was a young officer in the army who tragically lost his life fighting for his country in Afghanistan back in 2007. Banim is likely to field a strong a side as possible against a side who currently play two leagues below in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One West as he prepares himself and the squad ahead of the season opener against Nuneaton Borough.
LAST TIME WE MET
The last time these two sides was around this time last year in the annual Tony Downes Memorial Trophy encounter at The Butchers Arms Ground and it was certainly a game to remember as both teams ended up sharing the trophy in a thrilling 3-3 draw. Scott Metcalfe opened the scoring for the home side on 15 minutes. On the half hour mark Alex Johnson equalised for Ashton following a pass from Liam Tomsett. Just before half time Kilheeney restored Droylsden’s advantage. Liam Caddick further extended Droyldens lead early on in the second half. With only three minutes left Tomsett tapped the ball home to reduce the deficit to one and then, with only seconds remaining, Aaron Chalmers headed the ball home to ensure the trophy was shared this time round.
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE ACTION?
Updated 08:34 - 27 Jul 2018 by George Clayton
Match updates will be available through the usual social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Alternatively you can make the visit to The Butcher’s Arms Ground with match prices as follows;
Adults - £5
Concessions - £3
Under 16’s – £1