HUDDERSFIELD Dragons Men’s First team gained their first point of the season following a tricky trip to Wakefield where they earned a 2-2 draw against the home club’s second string.
The visitors started with a disciplined half-court press but Wakefield still took the lead from a short corner before Huddersfield equalised, when captain Ed Haigh provided a deft touch from the top of the D to wrong-foot the Wakefield keeper.
Dragons began the second half in high spirits and a fluid counter-attack ended with Jimmy Swinden flicking the ball into an empty net from close range.
Huddersfield then pushed on to try and seal the game, but unfortunately, for the first time in the game a Wakefield attacker found himself in space and was able to net the equaliser.
And despite Dragons’ efforts to grab a winner, a combination of decisions and feet got in the way and the game ended drawn.
But at least the result gives Huddersfield a good platform on which to build next week.
Dragons Men III 8
Doncaster IV 5
A DELAYED arrival at a wet and fog-bound Doncaster was quickly forgotten as Huddersfield dominated the opening period.
Dragons were three up within 15 minutes, with some incisive passing from the right wing and terrific interplay between Luke Kelly and Olly Matharu.
Doncaster managed to pull one back when a shot was deflected into the goal by a Huddersfield defender, and then added a second after a poor clearance allowed the home side to finish with a fine strike.
However, Kelly produced two more goals to give Huddersfield a 5-2 lead at the interval.
And the second period began the same as the first with Huddersfield netting three times, leaving Kelly with a match haul of four, while both Kullar and Matharu had two goals apiece.
A lapse in concentration allowed Doncaster to add three late goals.