Nomads started the season brightly with an impressive opening 5 minutes forcing the opposition into a few saves and created 2 short corner opportunities.
Unfortunately for them the 2nd of which was well defending by the boys who used their pace and skill to counter attack quickly and despite the best efforts of the defence and keeper Nomads feel behind against the run of play.
This start set the scene for the rest of the 1st half, with Nomads having the better of possession and territory but looking vulnerable when the Dragons pushed forward.
Nomads drew level midway through the half with Steph Edge striking well from the top of the D to beat the Dragons keeper. However the lead lasted only a short time before a quick passing move by the boys broke through the Nomads Midfield and Defence to leave Bronte Kellett with no chance.
After a short break for half time the 2nd half was a complete reverse with the boys increasing pressure but Nomads regularly breaking on counter attacks as the heat took its toll.
Despite good strikes from the edge of the D by Lilly Wysmuller, Lisa Grant-Phillips and Janoun Dunleavy it took a moment of luck to bring Nomads level, with a deflection off a Nomads foot not spotted by the umpires drawing the side level. A short time later it took a fantastic diving save by Bronte Kellett to prevent the side falling behind again.
With stand-in Captain Janet Hall having to go off injured after a nasty fall it wasn't looking good for the team but they managed to find a goal after a good pass to Joni Gorman, despite a good 1st save she reacted fastest to put away the rebound for her 2nd goal.
Despite a tough final 10 minutes under pressure where Jess Watling made a number of saving tackles Nomads somehow held on to win.
While there are a number of areas to work at in training all players can be incredibly proud of their work rate which brought them back into the game.
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