Dragons fir­ing on all cylin­ders

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Dou­glas United Dragons notched up their 11th win from 13 starts with a com­pre­hen­sive win over Hmong Cairns last Fri­day night at Cas­sowary Park.

Just a week af­ter de­mol­ish­ing sec­ond­placed Edge Hill Tigers, the top-placed Dragons swept the floor with the top-four Hmong Cairns team.

The game took on a fast pace early on with both teams look­ing to press early for goals, but it was the Dragons who con­verted first through mid­fielder Scott Gilchrist when he neatly fin­ished a one on one with the vis­i­tors’ keeper. The Dou­glas side steadily gained the up­per hand and duly in­creased their ad­van­tage to 5-0 by the half­time break.

The sec­ond half brought more of the same ef­fort from the Dragons with Abe­dini, Tither,Tao­tong, Gaugh­ran and Dun­can Stemp all find­ing their way on to the score sheet, in the end run­ning away with an em­phatic 11-0 score­line.

Man of the match was Udo Soltwedel for an out­stand­ing game at flank­ing full­back.

The Dragons will travel to Le­ichardt this Fri­day chas­ing win num­ber 12 know­ing they are get­ting ever closer to the mi­nor premier­ship and the chance of a home semi­fi­nal.

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