DRAGONS Ladies took revenge for defeat in Newcastle last month to notch a 5-1 win against the University team at Lockwood Park.
The visitors arrived late and the Dragons took their chance scoring from a short corner when Kelly Fillingham found Sarah Blackburn to net.
They were soon two up when Fillingham found Nicci Bagshaw who swept the ball home.
Newcastle settled in the second half and pulled one back from a reverse sweep but the Dragons, who were looking to improve their goal difference, upped the tempo and went close to adding a third, only for Hester Longstaff to have a goal disallowed for a foot offence.
The third goal did come thanks to a clean strike from Fillingham from the top of the D, and then Liz Maddaford beat a string of defenders before passing to Bagshaw to score her a second goal.
In the closing stages Dragons won a short corner and Blackburn fired home the fifth goal, and the ease of victory should give them confidence going into next week’s visit to Don Valley.
Dragons Ladies II 1 Slazengers 12
IN A top versus bottom clash the Dragons turned to the juniors in to bolster a depleted team.
Huddersfield tried to play controlled hockey but they were up against a side on top form and were well beaten.
To their credit Dragons kept going and were rewarded with their only goal five minutes from the end when Hough slipped the ball ac ross the goal for Pinder to score.
Team: Martin, Di Napoli, Dunne, Dobson, Eade, Brown, Fielding, Dunne, Pinder, Takeuchi, Hough.