BetVictor North West: Prescot Cables 4-0 Droylsden
One shot on goal in 90 minutes summed up this lack lustre performance from Droylsden, who capitulated in the second-half to lose 4-0 at Prescot Cables.
The Bloods fell behind after just nine minutes when debut keeper Nathan Wolland rolled the ball out to Tom Moore whose clearance hit Matt Hamilton who easily converted, the player earlier having the first chance of the game which saw Wolland block at the near post.
The Bloods had a great chance to equalise soon after, Danny Wilkins' corner finding Andy Langford at the back post whose shot was bundled away by the Cables' defence.
The strong wind in the first-half limited the play of both teams, Hamilton coming the closest seeing his free-kick from the edge of the area just clearing the bar.
Kicking with the wind Cables took control of the second-half, Wolland saving at close range from Myler, Hamilton’s follow up blazing over.
Minutes later Prescot doubled their lead from the penalty spot, Hamilton converting after Wolland brought down the striker on the edge of the area and seeing yellow.
Hamilton got his third on 70 minutes with a superb free-kick from 25 yards finding the top corner of the net, and Sean Myler made it four with a deflected shot from the edge of the area after the Droylsden defence failed to clear a free-kick and finish a miserable afternoon for the Bloods with 15 minutes remaining.
By Nigel Barlow