The Dragons made a few changes to the squad to face the Italians, a more defensive line was needed to keep the very attack minded Pro Appio quiet. The Dragons were doing well until the Italians found a gap and were soon 1 – 0 up and shortly 2 – 0 after a scramble on the line. The Dragons number 11, Steven Roberts was to net the only goal against Pro Appio as he found space at the back post. A serious injury was picked up in this match for the Dragons as Dave Gates landed awkwardly after a clearance and broke his collarbone. We wish to thank all of the staff at Sheffield FC, the physio and paramedics at both Chesterfield and Glan Clwyd Hospital for all of their help in getting Dave back onto the road of recovery.