BOSS Ceri Jones felt the Dragons missed a golden opportunity to end their Guinness PRO14 travel sickness at Southern Kings.

The Dragons shared the spoils 18-18 in Port Elizabeth thanks to fly-half Josh Lewis' penalty in the 78th minute.

They led 8-0 thanks to an early score by centre Adam Warren then trailed 18-8 before replacement full-back Jordan Williams jinked over.

A try for Rhodri Williams was then chalked off after Irish referee Frank Murphy deemed a pass by Jack Dixon in the build-up was forward and not flat, before a jackal by tighthead Leon Brown earned a leveller by Lewis from 40 metres in windy conditions.

That meant the Dragons ended a 42-game losing streak away from home in the PRO14, but they still haven't won since beating Treviso in March, 2015.

"It is mixed emotions for us. It's a game we should have won, but could have lost," said caretaker boss Jones.

"We left three or four clear-cut opportunities out there, but we have got to be pleased to get a draw considering we were behind going into the final five minutes.

"When you look at our away record, it's not good so we have to take the points and be better next week. However, there is frustration in the dressing room after that we didn't take more."

It was an error-strewn game between two sides struggling at the bottom of Conference B and scrapping with Zebre to avoid being the worst team in the PRO14.

The Dragons had their moments with ball in hand but also bombed several openings, with a four-on-one somehow wasted in the first half.

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"I felt we produced lots of good attacking rugby and showed we can be dangerous when we keep the ball," said Jones.

"But our discipline did let us down at times and the penalty count wasn't great. We will need to address that for next weekend.

"Credit to the players. We showed plenty of spirit, especially in the second half, and the heads never went down."

It wasn't just the forward pass that Jones felt went against his side, although the head coach was looking closer to home for the failure to take the spoils.

"I was frustrated by some of the officiating. We felt there was a clear pull back on Jordan Williams that was not seen when he could have scored again," said Jones.

"I was also disappointed that Leon (Brown) was yellow carded. We felt he was going forward and had the upper hand in the scrum.

"But we have also got to look at ourselves and our discipline let us down at times and we lost some control at the scrum and it became too chaotic.

"We have to take positives from it and look to build against the Cheetahs."

The Dragons attempt to follow the lead of the Ospreys on Saturday (kick-off 6.35pm) as the Liberty Stadium side won 31-14 in Bloemfontein last weekend.