A tough trip to Michałowice saw the Dragoons take on an unbeaten Michałowianka side. Following a 2-0 victory over Zawisza Sulechów a week previous, the Dragoons looked to preserve a two game winning streak.
Hugo Cruz made 3 changes to the side that won last week with Kuba Drobny being replaced by Sasha Arshakian. The Ukrainian would partner Simon Calabrese with Roman Bilovol and Francesco Leuci starting at right and left back respectively, with Gabi Muñoz continuing in goal.
A change of shape saw captain Mark Szczesnowicz and Enrico Forabosco return to the midfield. Rob Smits and Yuri Samyonov dropped out of the team, with Emre Çolakoğlu and Corneille Malonga completing a midfield diamond.
Rohit Chandran and Flavio Nkola would start in attack in a strong looking lineup.
A tense first half saw the sides evenly matched and with the score level.
Dragoons Open the Scoring
Five minutes into the second half however, the Expats opened the scoring through Sasha Arshakian. The tough-tackling defender got onto the end of Enrico Forabosco’s whipped free-kick and acrobatically volleyed the ball into the net.
With 88 minutes played, Arshakian again found himself at the heart of the action. As the hosts came forward, as the last man, the defender was adjudged to have fouled his man en-route to goal.
Despite the tackle clearly being outside of the box, the match official pointed to the spot. The decision enraged the Dragoons with already substituted Francesco Leuci and Enrico Forabosco haranguing the referee. With some choice words uttered, both Italians received red cards, however, Arshakian escaped with a yellow.
The following penalty kick thumped back off of the post and the Dragoons lead remained intact.
Equaliser at the Death
It looked like the Expats would snatch a victory, but Michałowianka’s persistence paid off as they scored a leveller deep into injury time. A shot ricocheted off of an Expats defender, beating Muñoz all ends up and striking the bar. A home attacker reacted the quickest to the ball, and put it into an unguarded net to make it 1-1.
The game ended shortly after with the three points eluding the Dragoons at the death. With the hosts being one of the stronger sides in the league, it would ultimately be a good point for the team.