Six on the trot for reserves
DOUGLAS United Dragons achieved their fifth win on the trot against JCU last Friday to get them off to the perfect start in the new third division.
The game started well for Douglas which had a lot of the ball early on.
Possession and pressure led to the first goal as Ross Hardie in the midfield played a ball to striker Glenn Johnson who glided past three JCU defenders before sending the keeper in the wrong direction to cap a great individual goal, showing no signs of slowing down with goals of this calibre at 40 years of age.
Douglas then went close with a long range effort from Ashley Woods, the keeper having to scramble across his goal line to just make it in time to knock the ball out for a corner.
Douglas scored a second goal after Kane Kerswell climbed well at the back post to head the ball back across goal, his second headed goal from a corner this season.
The second half did not have many chances for either team as JCU struggled to penetrate the Douglas defence.
One man who can seemingly do little wrong for Douglas is Adam Wright who is finding the back of the net pretty much every time he plays and yet again he did not disappoint.
Picking the ball up 40 yards from goal he ran clean through and finished very well with the outside of his foot for 3-0.
A moment that will be better best forgotten for Douglas and a area that may need some work is attacking free kicks.
On this occasion the responsibility fell to Joe Fox who hit a cross come shot that left everyone scratching their head including Joe himself as it went high and wide at a very slow pace.
The Paddy’s Irish Bar man of the match award went to Heath Melton who has been playing keeper for Douglas for a number of weeks and although he did not have much to deal with in this game he was once again solid and kept another clean sheet.
Douglas have some serious momentum heading into the next game where they will look to make it six wins in a row when they take on Southside at home on Friday night.