Victory for George & Dragon

FC George & Dragon went into the first fixture of 2014 against Bank Reserves in search of their first win in five league games.

Top scorer Chris Dring returned to the line-up and Craig Tipton made his debut.

George & Dragon made a bright start with Dan Spencer and Joe Wheeler creating early chances down the left, but it was Bank who broke the deadlock.

The George defence failed to clear a long punt which allowed the Bank striker through one-on-one with Newton and he slotted home.

It did not take the George long to regain momentum with Adam Dring and Joe Wheeler both hitting over from the edge of the area.

The pressure soon paid off wit Dring finding the net for his 12th of the season with a neat finish, after bringing down a Paul Needham long throw.

The George then began to turn up the heat on the Bank goal with Craig Tipon and Dan Spencer both hitting the target with free-kicks but failing to beat the keeper. Then a one-two between Wheeler and Spencer saw Wheeler beat his marker in the box and his pullback found Spencer, who cut inside onto his right and hit the back of the net.

The second half kicked off as the first had ended with The George & Dragon in major control of possession with early chances falling to Joe Wheeler and Keil Hayward.

After much pressure on the Bank goal, The George managed to force a third goal with Joe Wheeler cutting in from the left and hitting a right-footed drive from the edge of the area which took a nasty deflectiom in front of the ‘keeper and found its way over the line.

Moments after the third, the George found a fourth with good combination play between Keil Hayward and Adam Dring creating space for Chris Dring and Joe Wheeler to play a one-two which saw Wheeler finish coolly to grab his second of the game.

The game then saw a slight momentum change and Bank managed to score their second with neat footwork from the forward and a smart finish.