Cardiff Dragons 2 – 1 Cardiff Saints

Match report

Heath Park (Away)

Men’s Sunday Lazarou League, 11th October 2015

The Week of the Dragon finished as it began with an exciting victory in the Sunday League.

The Saints began well, consistently running behind the Dragons defence and supplying dangerous crosses, and after surviving a few glaring opportunities at the other end, the home team were rewarded when taking the lead with a looping header after 25 minutes.

This was the cue for the Dragons to shift up a gear, with Liam, Zak and Mehdi causing panic with their running and passing, and the pressure paid off when Emyr was pulled down following a corner, Muzz making no mistake from the spot. The captain wasn’t long in getting his own name on the scoresheet, completing a remarkable turnaround before the break.

A cool, controlled second half display against increasingly unsettled opponents—who incurred a seemingly inevitable red card when Andy was hacked down with a quarter of the game left—made sure of the victory, a fourth within a fantastic 8-day spell for teams playing under the club’s banner.

Well done to the entire squad—especially Dragon of the match Chris G for his awesome display, to Anthony for managing, and to our massed ranks of human and canine supporters.

Dragons scorers: Muzz (pen) 39; Emyr 42

HT 2-1

Cardiff Dragons: Ryan B; Neil (Craig 45), Chris G, Muzz, John A (Dave W 85); Mehdi (Andy 70), Fudge, Emyr (C), Ryan M, Zak; Liam.

Subs: Darrin.