TWO LATE GOALS AND A SENDING OFF MAKE IT AN EXCITING END TO THIS SOUTH WEST LEAGUE ENCOUNTER IN CARDIFF
CARDIFF DRAGONS 1 BRISTOL PANTHERS 1 30TH JANUARY 2011 AT PONTCANNA FIELDS
The Dragons lined up for the first half as follows:-
MARK, MUZZ (MANAGER), ANTHONY (CAPT), JOHN A, LEANNE, PAUL, RYAN, STEFAN, DARRIN, SIMON E, KRIS
It was important for the Dragons to use this game as a development game to give players match experience and also to give players a run out as we have not played a game since November.
The Dragons were really not at the races for the first 15 minutes and it was the Panthers who made all the early chances and on 6 minutes had the ball in the back of the net for it to be disallowed for offside. The Dragons were also to have a goal disallowed themselves on 16 minutes for offside.
On 28 minutes the Panthers picked up the first booking of the game for a foul on Kris. On 30 minutes Kris had a shot on target as the Dragons were starting to find their feet.
With the space of a few minutes with 10 minutes left of the first half Mark in the Dragons goal was called into action to make two excellent saves as the Panthers were ending the half on top. On 40 minutes Muzz made an excellent clearance. The Panthers were really applying the pressure and the last 5 minutes Mark made 2 more brilliant saves to keep the Dragons in the game.
HALF TIME 0-0
The Dragons lined up as follows for the second half:-
KRIS, MUZZ(MANAGER), ANTHONY(CAPT), RYAN, JASON, JOHN B, ARIS, HYWEL, MARK, CRISPIN, DAI.
It was all change for the Dragons in the 2nd half as Muzz was trying to give everybody some game time.
The Dragons started the 2nd half by creating some pressure by winning 2 corners. But unfortunately on 55 minutes Dai making his debut for the Dragons had to go off with an injury to his leg.
On 60 minutes the Dragons made there last change Muzz coming off to be replaced by David Keith. On 73 minutes the Dragons had a shot cleared off the line and were certainly improving as the game went on.
On 80 minutes the Panthers took the lead from close range with a shot that went in off Kris in the Dragons goal. 1-0 Panthers.
Then on 84 minutes the game turned again after a run on goal Anthony was brought down by the Panthers keeper as last man the keeper was sent off and the Dragons were awarded a penalty. Mark scored from the spot making it 1-1.
Then on 87 minutes Anthony made a goal stopping tackle to ensure the it remained 1-1.
The game ended 1-1.
Loads of thanks to all our supporters on the day there were too many to name but you know who you were and it was fantastic to see so many of you there supporting.
Special thanks to Ed for running the line for the whole game and to Jordan for recording the game and Christian for all his support on the line to the players.
Finally a big thanks to the Panthers for making the day enjoyable.
The Amos (Assistant Manager)
Dragon of the Match Vote