Pre-match warm-up

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

THE Nathan Verri Dou­glas United Dragons will seek back-to-back Far North Queens­land Pre­mier League ti­tles on Satur­day night when they head to En­deav­our Park to take on the mi­nor pre­miers Mar­lin Coast.

There has al­ways been a feel­ing of ex­pec­ta­tion sur­round­ing this team and this sea­son given the qual­ity of play­ers the club has at­tracted, and al­though there have been a few bumps along the way, the play­ers have put them­selves in the per­fect po­si­tion to re­tain the ti­tle that was won in such dra­matic cir­cum­stances last year.

The Dragons go into the match as slight un­der­dogs. Mar­lin Coast are a very good side who have beaten the Dragons twice this year as well as see­ing off the ti­tle chal­lenge of Ma­reeba.

They are also the only side in over two years to come up to Cas­sowary Park and leave with any point.

Their coach main­tains that they are not par­tic­u­lar both­ered with the grandfinal as the league is their pri­or­ity but hav­ing watched their play­ers cel­e­brate their late win­ner against Ma­reeba in the ma­jor semi fi­nal a few weeks back I would say that the play­ers think dif­fer­ently. Ei­ther way this is go­ing to be an epic clash be­tween two very good sides.

The Dragons were the leagues most freescor­ing team, net­ting a mas­sive 92 goals al­though were fairly leaky at the back them­selves while Mar­lin Coast were hardly goal- shy them­selves and only con­ceded 11 goals.

It is all set for a ti­tanic show­down. The Dragons are peak­ing at the right time of the year and have a near full squad to pick from.

A sup­porter bus will de­part from Rat­tle and Hum at 6pm on Satur­day at a cost of $10 per per­son.

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