The North Wales Dragons are back on home soil after travelling to Scotland to visit our friends the Ayrshire Outsiders. Our team had taken a few last minute twists and turns in the run up to this match, with the loss of a few key players through injuries and work commitments. Thankfully new players, Lewis Worthing, Medwyn Lewis and Mike Ellis were all added to boost the squad.
The first of our visits to the Outsiders home for the Celtic Challenge Trophy took place on June 16th, travelling up in the early hours of the morning on a very cold and wet day, the Dragons were in high spirits. Arriving at the local college athletics arena an hour or so before kick off, the players began to exercise their muscles with a pre match warm up. The team was brought into the changing rooms for the pre match talk taken by manager Chris Roberts. Captain Phil Jackson then gave a speech on what we were here for, yes it was for a game of football, yes it was for a trophy, but most importantly, it was to raise funds and awareness for “Join the fight” Breast Cancer Research. The rain had eased off as we took to the field, kicking off we were quick on the attack with Josh Daniels and Mark Williams proving a tricky strike force to deal with. The team were looking strong but the Outsiders soon saw an opening and broke out an attack and netted their first of what was to become 8 goals.
|June 16, 2012||2:00 PM||Celtic Challenge Trophy||2012|
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