Late goal finishes Douglas
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.