DEESIDE DRAGONS assistant coach Matt Compton said there was no need to head inside for the latest spot of action.

The cold snap coincided with Dragons paying two visits to local rivals Widnes Wild and Compton said: “We could have played in the car park!”

A hat-trick from Alex Parry (pictured above) was the highlight as Dragons lost out 10-8 in the opening encounter, while Deeside recovered to triumph 4-2 in the following match.

“In parts on Saturday, I think we played better than we did on Sunday,” admitted Compton. “I don’t think they won the game on Saturday, we lost it.

“We definitely won the game on Sunday, though.”

Connah’s Quay Cobras put in a superb performance to beat Widnes-based rivals Riverside Raiders 8-2 in a challenge match at Deeside Leisure Centre.

Cobras’ coach Emma Dutton said: “I am really proud of everyone - we really worked as a team throughout a very physical and fast paced game littered with penalties.

“I am looking forward to continuing this level of play in the upcoming Summer Classic series.”