The match began and the Dragons were very confident after a great performance against a strong Wisbech squad last week. The Dragons attacked quickly and soon scored quickly from a nicely composed reserve stick shot from John Oakley. The Dragons continued to attack and had plenty of chances come their way, however they could not put the ball into the back of the goal. The Dragons continues to pressure St Ives and it was inevitable for another goal to come and Matt Clarkson
didn't disappoint, when Lewis Stedman crashed a great ball into him in the D, Clarkson swiftly slapped the ball into the goal. The 3rd goal soon came for the Dragons through a short corner routine which left St Ives defence in confusion as the ball hit the back board of the goal. St Ives soon woke up and attacked the Dragons, winning a short corner which lead to a penalty flick which they slotted into the back of the net. This infuriated the Dragons and they soon won a penalty flick of their own, which Dragons captain Joe Allen
stepped up from defence to take and soon put the ball in the back of the net.
The half time whistle went and the Dragons were happy to be 4-1 up.
The 2nd half began and St Ives must have drunk some magic potion! They came out strong and attacked the Dragons coming back and making the game 4-3! The Dragons knew they now had a game on their hands and attacked but could still not finish when in the D, until a great piece of individual skill left Matt Clarkson
crashing the ball into the back of the net. However St Ives came back once again and won another penalty flick which they scored, making the game 5-4. With 10 minutes left the Dragons destroyed St Ives hopes of winning when Rich Arnold scored a superb deflection from a ball crashed into the D from Ben Walden. The Final whistle went and the Dragons stepped off the pitch winning 6-4 but knowing they could have scored a lot more.
Squad: Joe Allen
, Joe Wray
, Paul Curtis, Lewis Stedman, Rich Arnold, Ben Walden, John Oakley, Ryan Bennett
, Lewis Goold
, Matt Clarkson
, Harry Oakley
, Brad Mansfield