Firsts win to pull ahead in top of the table clash

LPOSSA 1 v 2 Kensington Dragons

A mouth watering head to head at the top of division was in store for Dragons this weekend as an advantage in the title race would welcome the winner.

Both teams started the game with high intensity but it would be Dragons who showed the better quality on the ball with slick passing and sharp movement. This would yield the first real opening when a ball from midfield found the run of Soussi who was clattered by the on rushing keeper. The ball ricocheted to Nalu Moso who from twenty yards guided the ball into the unguarded goal to open the scoring. The momentum firmly with Dragons had the opposition pinned back in their own half and a tough tackle from the ever improving Malone set Soussi raiding down the right again and the keeper rushed into no man’s land. Soussi evaded his challenge and crossed for Mariner but the clearence subsequently fell at the feet of O’Donoghue who showed the same composure as the first goal to pass the ball into the net and make it two nil.

Evasive action was taken by the opposition as they took off their left back for a forward to claw a way back into the game. It would not materialise as Dragons continued to carve out chances but none were taken. As the interval approched a long ball was latched onto by the LPOSSA forward and his early shot caught the keeper, Hills, off guard and meant a goal would separate the teams for the start of the second half.

The resolve of Dragons being able to defend a lead would be tested for one of the few occasions this season with this being their biggest test to date.  As wave after wave of attacks were being repelled and tactics and personnel changed  Dragons held firm though it was the fact that three match officials were used for such an important match that made the difference as a contentious decision on the Dragons goal line was judged to have not crossed the line and with that the win sealed.