Market Drayton Town FC moved up to 7th place in the league with a convincing win over Kidsgrove Athletic last night, suggesting they have finally broken away from their drawing habits coupled with Saturdays thrashing of Loughborough Dynamo.
In front of nearly 90 fans Drayton set about the their task against a lively looking Kidsgrove outfit who came out at furious pace and looked dangerous in front of goal. However against the run of play on 10 minutes Drayton were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box and Rhys Swetnam stepped up and placed an unstoppable shot into the top corner for 1-0, a lead the home side held onto going into the break.
Kidsgrove were not about the cave in and came out stongly in the second half with a few heavy tackles as referee Harty struggled to keep control. Drayton reaped the benefits of the rough game on 61 minutes with Kidsgrove's Donelly being sent for an early bath. Captain Martyn Davies slotted home from the spot for 2-0. The goal gave Drayton the breathing space they needed and they saw out the remaining half an hour of play rarely being troubled by Kidsgrove.
Town now look to take their winning form on the road, starting Saturday with a trip to Stamford FC. Stamford find themselves lying in 3rd place following a 4-2 victory away at Sutton Coldfield and will be looking to cement their place as one of the seasons early frontrunners.