Good Friday’s battle

It was a good Friday for the Mudgee Dragons.

BREATHING FIRE: Dragon's five-eighth Sam Wooden streaks across Glen Willow on a break-away. Photo: Sam Potts

BREATHING FIRE: Dragon's five-eighth Sam Wooden streaks across Glen Willow on a break-away. Photo: Sam Potts

Welcoming the Bathurst St Pat’s to Glen Willow for the Easter long weekend clash on Friday afternoon, the Dragons were looking to start their season with a second consecutive win in the Group 10 premier league.

Champions' defence.

Champions' defence.

The back-to-back wins added to their growing streak, as the Dragons haven’t lost in nine straight matches if you include the end of last season.

For the fans that turned out to open their weekend with Dragons footy the wait for points was less than four minutes – Sam Wooden crossed the line to put four on the board, before kicking the extras to extend their early lead.

Mudgee then continued to pile the problems on early for the Saints as they crossed again 10 minutes later, this time Lee Hicks the scorer for the Dragons.

The Dragons went into the sheds at half time leading by 10, and Bathurst were going to need a turnaround to get back into the game.

An early try for the Saints by Chris Shepard gave them the hope that they needed to potentially level the score, but the Dragons put a stop to their hopes with a return try of their own to return their lead.

The last try of the match came from Daniel Bain for Bathurst, but it wasn’t enough for the travelling team as the Dragons finished Good Friday with the points.

With two games gone so far only three teams haven’t dropped points – Orange CYMS and Oberon Tigers also remain undefeated.

The Dragons now return to the road when they play the Orange Hawks at Wade Park on Sunday afternoon, and then in round four play away against Oberon.

City v Country is then played on May 7 at Glen Willow, with the Mudgee Dragons on the bye.

MUDGEE DRAGONS 16 defeated ST PAT’S 10

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