Huddersfield Dragons move out of relegation zone

HUDDERSFIELD Dragons first team dragged themselves out of the North League Division II East relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Chapeltown’s first team.

HUDDERSFIELD Dragons first team dragged themselves out of the North League Division II East relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Chapeltown’s first team.

But in a weekend of madness, the Dragons Seconds were absolutely hammered by Sheffield University Banker’s Fourth string 9-0, before responding with a 5-0 victory over Doncaster III the following day.

Back in the firsts, Ed Haigh put his team ahead after Chapeltown had dominated the opening stages, and despite having to absorb long spells of pressure, it was the Dragons who broke away again to add a second from a perfectly-placed short corner by Mark Wyer.

Chapeltown piled on the pressure again in the second half and equalised from a short corner, before then having a second goal disallowed.

Both sides had chances in the later stages with Haigh narrowly missing a lob over the keeper, while Hales gifted the Leeds team an open goal opportunity, only to save his blushes with a goalline block.

Dragon’s V 1 City of York VII 0

BOTH sides enjoyed plenty of possession, but in a game of very few short corners, Huddersfield forced an early one and converted it.

Foo’s flick hit the legs on an on-rushing defender and while York waited for the referee’s whistle, he played advantage and Clancy nipped in with a reverse stick finish from five yards.

The rest of the half was uneventful, while in the second half Huddersfield continued to get down both flanks but most crosses were picked off by the York defence.

Barker sent in a fine reverse stick shot which the York keeper did well to get to, while at the other end Paul Kullar, Chris Moorhouse and Amjid worked hard to keep York out as they mounted some pressure in search of an equaliser.

When they did break through Ian Gilbert in goals showed great concentration to preserve a clean sheet and earn Huddersfield victory.

 

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