The North Wales Dragons rescheduled match against the CAIS Lions took place last weekend on the pitch of Glan Conwy FC. The Lions who were raising funds for Change Step are a brand new team to the world of football and chose the Dragons to be their first opponents. With the wind whipping in off the near by Conwy River the ground was wet under foot, and a few players were struggling in areas to keep on their feet. The Dragons took to the field in their Raging Bull made, GAP Personnel sponsored dragon emblazoned kit, while CAIS played in an all black kit. The tone of the match was to be set in the first two minutes, when an attack from CAIS was stopped and quickly countered which saw the Dragons net the first of the day with left back Cal White firing his shot past the keeper. This attack vs attack mode continued for most of the match with the Dragons being unlucky on a few occasions in the first half thanks to some terrific saves from the Lions keeper. The Dragons would add 5 more goals to their tally by the end of the first half, with goals from Mark Williams, Martin Anderson, Josh Daniels and a goal from the Dragons keeper Tom Thornton who netted his first goal when he took a penalty.
The second half began much like the first and within a couple of minutes the Dragons were on the attack again and were soon adding more goals to the total with hat-tricks completed by Josh Daniels and Mark Williams. CAIS Lions were now picking up injuries but were still looking dangerous with attacks which were thwarted by the Dragons back four. The rolling substitutes nature of the game was used to the Dragons advantage as we could change like for like players and even try some new positions and we were soon finding the net with further goals from Mike Ellis, Danny Robinson and Mark Williams. The Dragons were unlucky to have not added more to the score with both Jodey Brown-Willams hitting the crossbar along with Mark Williams who hit the crossbar twice with one shot which was judged not to have crossed the line. The final whistle brought to end a terrific result for the North Wales Dragons, managing to net 13 goals and to keep a clean sheet.
We would like to thank CAIS Lions for the invite to play them and also to Glan Conwy FC for allowing us to play on their pitch once more.
Until next time
Gaz Roberts – Co-Founder – 5