Six on the trot for re­serves

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.

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