Dragons get away win

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

DOU­GLAS United Sec­ond Di­vi­sion knew this game was a must win so they could get in amongst the top of the ta­ble and they de­liv­ered with a solid per­for­mance against Le­ichardt.

The game was topped off with a spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance by re­turn­ing player Ash­ley Woods. Dou­glas could not have hoped for a bet­ter start with a goal in 40 sec­onds.

The ball played out wide, crossed in per­fectly to find the head of re­turn­ing player Ash­ley Woods.

The keeper was able to get hands to it but Ash kept his nerve and tapped it in for 1-0 and the best pos­si­ble start.

Dou­glas then took con­trol of the game and around 15 min­utes later Ash­ley Woods got the ball 25 yards out let rip and found the far corner of the net for his and Dou­glas’s sec­ond on the night. The first half then be­gan to fiz­zle out with few chances for ei­ther team but Dou­glas dom­i­nated the main share of pos­ses­sion and went in at the half happy with both score line and per­for­mance.

The sec­ond half was again dom­i­nated by Dou­glas who started to play some of the best foot­ball they have all sea­son, knock­ing the ball around well and pres­sur­ing the op­po­si­tion.

As the game en­tered the final stretch Le­ich­hardt pro­duced some­thing that did not seem likely all game and that was a goal.

The game was 2-1 and Dou­glas sud­denly felt un­com­fort­able but held on.

The "Pad­dys Ir­ish Bar Man Of The Match Award" had to go to Ash­ley Woods who not only re­turned to score two great goals but also cel­e­brated his 40th birth­day on the night.

Dou­glas travel to high fly­ing side Hmong Cairns FC this Fri­day for game 7.

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