Dragons fail to fire in grand fi­nal re­peat

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Dou­glas United Dragons suf­fered their sec­ond de­feat of the sea­son, go­ing down to Edge Hill 1-0 in a re­peat of last year’s grand fi­nal.

It was a spir­ited per­for­mance from the Dragons, who cre­ated a num­ber of chances but were un­able to con­vert any of them.

The vast ma­jor­ity of op­por­tu­ni­ties were cre­ated by the two wingers, Matty Smith and John Raf­faele, who went past their re­spec­tive mark­ers at will.

Raf­faele in par­tic­u­lar im­pressed on his Dragons de­but, and was awarded the man of the match award for his per­for­mance.

The Dragons are not in ac­tion again un­til May 6, when they travel to Ather­ton in what now shapes up as a must-win game.

They will be buoyed by the re­turn of coach Nick Tither, who missed the Edge Hill de­feat whilst in New Zealand, and last year’s top scorer Joe Abe­dini, who ar­rives back in town this week.

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