Wednesday 16 September 2015

NIHL North 2: 4 Point Start For Deeside Dragons

Match Action form Deeside Dragons v Blackburn Eagles
Photo by Peter Sheffield -
It was a four point weekend for the Dragons wining 10-2 at home on Sunday against Blackburn Eagles and then away on Sunday to Widnes Wild with a score of  7-5
Deeside Dragons got their Laidler Conference campaign off to the best possible start with a 10-2 demolition of Blackburn Eagles.  Simon Furnival was on target after just 60 seconds on Saturday night, before a further strike from James Parsons on five minutes.
Marc Lovell doubled that advantage with two goals midway through the session, before Simon Furnival added a fifth on 19 minutes. 
Blackburn, however, grabbed some consolation with their first goal just before the interval. The onslaught continued in the second period, but not before the visitors struck once again, with just two minutes on the clock.
James Parsons and Adrian Palak shared the spoils in that middle session, with Parsons recording his hat-trick, while Palak bagged a brace to make it 9-2.
A relatively quiet third period, meanwhile, saw just the one goal, from Parsons, as the Dragons eased the pressure on Blackburn’s goal.
The Dragons have started of the season in style with a four point weekend after a road win on Sunday night at Widnes Wild
Head coach Lol Paul said "Its been a great weekend for the Dragons with two wins and four points and sitting at the top of the league I could not have asked for more from the lads ,and to come back from 3-1 down to win 7-5 away from home shows lot of commitment and determination"
it was a gritty affair with both teams taking penalties but Widnes raced to an early 3-1 lead by the end of the first period.  The Dragons came out in the second period and turned the game around with five unanswered goals to finally go on to win the game 7-5 and take all the points