Dragons breath fire, as they make it back-to-back victories to start season 2016
A starring performance from midfielder Andrew McGrath set up the Dragons to pull of a 12 point win under lights at RAMS arena on Sunday.
Dragon McGrath collected 32 disposals, running down the wings and working hard with eight marks and five tackles to ensure his side would survive a last quarter burst from the Cannons.
The Dragons led at all breaks and were leading by 41 points at three quarter time, however they took the foot off the pedal and allowed the Cannons back into the game. The Cannons defence held up well and they kicked five goals to none to finish the game respectable losers by 12 points.
19-year old Karl Brown booted three goals for the Cannons, Tyson Lever (20 disposals) & Jackson McDonald (16 disposals) were two of the Cannons best players for the night but they were unable to combat the strong Dragons midfield of Tim Taranto, Corey Lyons and Andrew McGrath.
Dragons Debutant Alfie Jarnestrom was their only multiple goal kicker with two, performing well on debut. Lachlan Filipovic (16 hit outs) was the best ruckman on the night, using his height to his advantage at the stoppages.
Both sides have multiple boys representing Vic Metro in the trial games at Ikon Park on Saturday, while the remaining Dragons players will face Oakleigh in their first home game of the season at Trevor Barker Oval.
Calder Cannons: McDonald, Bernacki, Blythe, Barton, Lever, Ronke
Sandringham Dragons: Williams, Lyons, Florent, Polson, Jarnestrom, James