HUDDERSFIELD Dragons Ladies shrugged off a lengthy lay-off to score a deserved 4-2 victory over Boston Spa in Division II South East of the North League.
It was clear in the first 10 minutes the Dragons needed to blow away the cobwebs after being inactive for several weeks, and it showed as Boston took an early lead.
Dragons stuck at it and forced an equaliser through Nicci Bagshaw, only to go behind once again before the interval when Boston scored a second from a short corner.
After a lively half-time talk Dragons came alive in the second halff and equalised again from a short corner before some great passing between Katie McColl and Nicola Turner provided an opportunity for Hester Longstaff to score from the top of the D, giving her side the lead.
Dragons’ momentum continued and they extended their lead with a fourth goal, again from a short corner.
Skipper Kelly Fillingham was yellow-carded 12 minutes from the end, which put increased pressure on the defence, but they held firm to record a good win.
Bradford III 1 Dragons Men IV 3
AFTER a couple of weeks without a game it was good the Dragons returned to playing in a game which was top versus bottom in Yorkshire League Division VI North.
Although pretty even in the first half, Dragons slowly began to dominate and then took the lead through Dilara Changis.
Despite missing a couple of chances, Huddersfield held onto to their slender lead until the break.
In the second half Greenberry struck a second, and although Bradford did pull one back, Dragons responded again with Foo finishing after great build-up play by Pogson to complete another good win for the Dragons which maintains top spot in the table.