After a slower than average start our results have improved markedly:
The Firsts beat London Rangers 2-1 away in the second round of the Middlesex Cup. This was an important win, not only in terms of the Cup, but also as a sign that the team is “getting it together” as they say in the terraces.
The Reserves fought their way to a hard earned 2-1 victory against London Titans at home. The Dragons did magnificently to retain their lead in the last twenty minutes with only 10 men as two had to go off injured. As the Manager said “A scrappy victory, but one that can kick start the season”.
The U17s Reds beat Pinner 8-0 away in the Cup to continue their winning run. The Dragons domination in the first half lead led to multiple chances. After the break, they continued to score – with their striker completing his third hat trick in as many games. Pinner did their bit to help by gifting an own goal. This was a dominant display by the Dragons who continue their 100% start to the season.
The U16 Whites beat Ruislip Town 5-4 at home. This was a great performance by the Dragons with all their goals “crackers” in the words of their indominable Manager. The score could have been 5-2 but the Dragons let in two goals late on in a nervy end to the game.
The U16s just lost 3-4 at home to Brentham Colts. The Dragons were leading 3-1 but tiredness and poor decision making allowed Brentham back into the match. The Dragons did everything they were asked and were the better team against an opposition that had beaten them 4-1 a few weeks ago. Some great new Dragons scoring goals gives hope for the future.
The U14 Boys beat London Eagles 5-1 in a solid victory. Dragons showed signs of overconfidence as they faced bottom of the league Eagles. While they dominated possession, and had the first 6 shots on goal, it was scoreless after 20 minutes. Finally, the Dragons awoke from their slumber to knock in three goals before the half. The solid 5 – 1 victory was capped off with a fantastic hat trick by a Dragon attacker.
The U14 Girls had no match
The U13s drew 2-2 with Ickenham at home. This had to be probably the best performance to date from the Dragons, despite the last gasp equaliser from Ickenham. On the brilliant surface the Dragons were able to control the game comfortably and work hard together to grab two goals in the first half. It could have easily been much more as the Dragons continue to improve. As the well organised Manager said, “With a few more new additions we are definitely heading the right way”.
The U12 Girls beat Hearts of Teddlothian Wolves 13-0 in the Cup at home. On what started out as a wet and windy Saturday the Dragons were in their usual positive mood. They were soon rewarded with their first goal fired in from outside the box. The Dragons continued to attack and dominate so by the end of the half they had scored 8 goals. The second half continued with the same intensity as they scored 5 more. A wonderful Dragons performance.
The U12 Boys drew 1-1 away against FC Starz. The Dragons showed great forbearance as they agreed to a 9.30am start and then arrived to find the pitch was artificial whilst the FC Starz coach announced he was also the referee. The Dragons were depleted due to illness but in the face of such adversity pulled together. They went 0-1 down in the first half but came back strongly in the second via a great finish. The Dragons were however denied a victory when the Referee stopped the game to send one off on of his players but in so doing stopped the Dragons hammer in the winning goal.
The U11 Girls Kensington Dragon lost to Broomwood Pride at home. Broomwood’s goals poured in faster, and with greater intensity, than the rain that poured down on the fans’ heads. As the rain let up, and the sun threatened to make an appearance, so too did the Dragons’ offence. Aided by the extra attacker the Dragons turned the tide and threatened to score on numerous occasions. But, as in previous weeks, the cross bar and the goal posts deflected the best Dragons shots.
The U11 Boys had no match
The U10s trained as they prepare to be entered in the League