Late goal fin­ishes Dou­glas

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

DOU­GLAS Dragons’ sec­ond di­vi­sion will look back on a night at Red­lynch with huge dis­ap­point­ment af­ter be­ing right in the con­test up un­til the last 10 min­utes when they were pun­ished with some su­perb fin­ish­ing by the op­po­si­tion last Fri­day.

Dou­glas ar­rived at Red­lynch in good spir­its af­ter go­ing to Ather­ton, the reign­ing champs of the di­vi­sion, the week be­fore and earn­ing a point in an even 0-0 game.

Through­out the first half it looked as though this game may fol­low a sim­i­lar pat­tern to the Ather­ton game as chances came and went for both teams.

For Dou­glas in the first half it was Ben Syrett who could not con­nect with some great wing play by Daniel Fer­rero.

On other end the Dou­glas keeper had to a few crosses and made a few stan­dard saves and the game went in at the half 0-0.

The sec­ond half fol­lowed the same pat­tern with chances few and far be­tween and nei­ther team able to take ad­van­tage of any chances they had. As the game wore on, Dou­glas lost shape and con­cen­tra­tion.

A great ball into the box and a great back post header made it 1-0 to Red­lynch.

The goal came with around 10 min­utes left and then Red­lynch came with an­other goal that pretty much mir­rored the opener, a great ball to the back post and a solid header to make it 2-0 shortly be­fore full­time. De­spite the loss, Mark Lee had a solid game at left back and picked up the Paddy’s Ir­ish Bar man of the match award.

Dou­glas have not won since the opener of the sea­son and this Fri­day night a home game against Le­ich­hardt is be­ing billed as a “must win” for Dou­glas if they want to get back on the path for a top four spot.

The game will be Dou­glas’s sixth of the sea­son and they are hop­ing for a big turnout of lo­cals to sup­port the team and to help them get the im­por­tant three points. The game kicks off at 8pm at Cas­sowary Park.

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