Dragons kicking on towards premiership
THE Douglas United Dragons edged a step closer to securing the minor premiership after demolishing Edge Hill Tigers last weekend.
United scored an unbelievable nine goals, with the keeper allowing just one Edge Hill strike to hit the back of the net.
The comprehensive victory over the Edge Hill, who were sitting second on the Cairns district soccer ladder, puts Douglas in a strong position to vie for the minor premiership.
Captain Nick Tither scored the opening goal in the fourth minute when he headed home from close range.
Shortly afterwards, Viv Stemp showed a cool head to control and despatch a loose ball inside the Tigers’ penalty area.
A poor start for the visitors was compounded when one of its players was red-carded for deliberate handball off the goal line.
The one-man advantage enabled United to walk off-field at halftime with a 5-0 scoreline.
In the second half, the home team racked up more goals courtesy of Sean Brown, Joe Abedini and Duncan Stemp.
Jordan “Rowdy” Butterss earned enough for another Man of the Match award for his strong play, despite being substituted.
The Dragons take on top-four side Hmong Cairns at home this Friday night 8pm.
The side knows that they need to win three and draw one of their next six games to earn the minor premiership.
All supporters, old and new, are urged to support the team at their second-last home game of the season.