The Firsts dig deep for away victory at Horseed

Horseed 1 v 3 Kensington Dragons

After coming out on top in the last two contests it was seen as a nice way to go into the next two weeks of cup games against a stuttering bottom two side. Horseed had only played two games prior to this one and had drawn their last game against the bottom side 5-5. Dragons could feel that a win and by a comfortable scoreline was in the offering. This couldn’t have been further from the truth as they did little to get any rhythm in their play and this lack of authority was being sensed by the opposition and it was the home side that looked more dangerous and indeed got their goal from a free-kick glanced in unchallenged. Dragons have shown already this season that they can come from behind and that quality was to be required again. The only flowing move of the half had Tom Madden rattling the cross-bar from an overhead kick. With twenty minutes gone in the second half, subs were made as Dragons continued to search for a way back into the game with penalty claims and near misses at one end and goalkeeper David Hills keeping Horseed at bay with a number of fine saves. Yet another corner given to Dragons and the flighted cross was met sweetly by Hamilton Bowler to equalise and increase his rising influence in the side. Another goal however was required by Dragons as a win would only be satisfactory and a well timed run by Geoff Nalu Moso was found by a nice reverse pass from Luke O’Donoghue and finished sweetly by Nalu Moso.  The opposition now in disarray were to suffer more agony when a delightful bit of skill by Madden and Nalu Moso combined to find the returning Ali Soussi who scored to flatter the performance of Dragons but again highlight the fight of the side.