It was the Boys Under 11s who lead the way to their elders’ admiration:
The New U11 Boys beat Brookhouse 5-1 at home. The new Dragons have had a tough time learning to play competitive team football against well-established oppositions. Their nerves of steel however kept them in good stead as they rose brilliantly to the challenge against Brookhouse. The Dragons are still “work in progress” but their fans can be confident looking ahead after this resounding win.
The New U11 Girls just lost 2-3 to Broomwood away. The Dragons struck first to nab a 1-0 lead midway through the first half before Brooomwood equalised seconds before halftime. Goals were exchanged midway through the second half. In the 60th minute, at 2-2, Broomwood slipped a shot past the outstretched arms of the Dragons keeper to earn a well-deserved victory. This was a stunning performance by the Dragons against a team that beat them 15-0 just a few weeks earlier! By any measure this was a remarkable match. Both teams are to be commended!
The U12 Boys lost 0-4 to the Eagles at home. The Eagles were a good side and the Dragons potentially “under the cosh” but mostly they held up under the pressure to lose but with their footballing dignity intact.
The U12 Girls lost to Islington Borough at home. The Dragons played a great game despite losing against a well-established and disciplined team. The Dragons should be proud of their performance as at no point did they give up, giving their all, but on this occasion, it was not enough.
The U13s lost 2-4 to Ickenham away. The Dragons lost but, on the whole, it was a good match with Ickenham lucky on more occasions that the Dragons
The U14 Boys walloped Hendon 7-0 away. The Dragons rebounded nicely from the previous week’s loss in the Middlesex Cup with this resounding win. Another hat trick from the Dragons and solid defence throughout made the result never in question. The win takes the Dragons to second place in the division.
The U14 Girls beat Alexandra Park North Youth 4-3 on penalties at home in the Middlesex Cup. This was a sparkling, if tense, match with the score standing 1-1 at full time. It was then on to penalties, with the massed fans holding their collective breath. There was a huge cheer when the Dragons keeper saved the last penalty to put them through to the next round.
The U16s beat Hanwell 6-0 at home. This was another brisk and sparkling display from the Dragons to make it 9 goals for and 0 against in two matches. Hanwell arrived ready to claim what they believed would be an easy win; but recent form had given them false hope. The Dragons dominated from the outset and, although the match did have exciting moments, the visitors had only questions for which the Dragons had answers. Could this be the foundation for a steadier ship and a successful second half of the season? That’s the real question.
The U17s Dragon Whites just lost 1-2 to the Reds at LCS in our local derby. The Whites held the Reds in a close match but rather generously give away 2 goals before claiming one back just before the end. The teams were evenly matched and did well to play on the rain-soaked pitch.
The U17s Dragon Reds just beat the Whites 2-1 at LCS. The match proved to be the Reds toughest test to date. The game started scrappily on the poor pitch, but the Reds managed to go in front with one goal in each half. Not many chances were created after that until the Whites scored from a set piece with the last kick of the game.
The Firsts just lost 0-2 at home against PFC Victoria. The Dragons conceded in the 43rd minute after a brilliant Victoria play, delivery and header. The Dragons were forced to change their approach and attacked with passion to be the better side in the 2nd half but they just could not finish. There was no option but to open up and take bigger risks. In the 91st min they lost the ball in the middle and Victoria attacked to score. A minute later the referee finished the game. The match could have gone either way.
The Reserves 4-8 against Wiseman West away. This was a particularly high scoring match where 4 Dragon goals would normally be enough to win.
The U10s trained as they prepare to be entered in the League