Leicester Tournament – 6-a-side mixed gender
6th September 2015
Kicking off the GFSN season, the Dragons’ annual raid on the Midlands’ premier LGBT tournament provided the usual mixture of highs and lows, with two convincing wins sandwiching a trio of defeats, and a late comeback by one of our group rivals denying us a place in the knockout stages.
Although, on a warm afternoon, the team were unable to emulate recent successes (the narrow final defeat last year, and of course the unforgettable victory of 2013) there were many outstanding performances throughout the team, with tournament debutantes Megan R in defence and Dave W in goal (with a display worthy of his illustrious namesake Mr Amos) deserving of special mentions. The Dragons saved their best till last, with some strong defending, sharp passing and a Fudge hat-trick producing a 3-0 defeat of GFSN rivals Mersey Marauders.
Alas, this proved insufficient to see us progress, but the spirit, camaraderie and good humour that makes Cardiff Dragons such a special club shone through the day, aided in no small part by the motivational skills, tactical nous and nifty man-management of Anthony and the very welcome support of Amos and Shona.
We’ll be back!!!
Cardiff Dragons: Anthony, Darrin, Dave W, Fudge, Harriet, Jason, John A, Megan R, Muzz.
Scorers: Muzz, Anthony, Fudge (3)