Dragons to play at home

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Dou­glas United Dragons will kick off their sea­son on Fri­day night with a home game at Cas­sowary Park against the Mar­lin Coast Rangers.

Dragons’ coach for 2011 Nick Tither has the boys primed for a big game, with the next few weeks pit­ting United against many of the competition’s top teams from 2010.

The United squad boasts the core of the pre­mier­ship 2010 win­ning side, in­clud­ing the back five of keeper Fitzger­ald, backs Soltwedel, But­terrs, Tither and Marsh, and mid­field­ers Syrett, Lee,Houghton and Smith with a few new faces as well. The league’s top scorer from 2010, Joe Abe­dini, is set to make his re­turn in mid-April.

The play­ers are keen to take to the pitch in ex­pec­ta­tion of a clean fast game in dry con­di­tions, a marked change to re­cent weeks spent on the rain-sod­den train­ing ground.

The game kicks off at 8pm with all sup­port­ers urged to come and sup­port the Dragons as they strive this year to de­fend the ti­tles they brought back to Dou­glas in 2010.

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