The U11 Girls were awarded 3 points as Kinja could not raise a team
The U11 boys matches start on October 7th
The U12 boys lost 0-3 away to TFABushey in the League Cup. The Dragons were solid in defence but were missing a sparkle in attack. This was the type of match where teams collapse but the Dragons were resolute and if the ball had taken a different path on occasion, the result would have been very different.
The U13 Girls lost 0-2 at home to Stoke Newington in the Dragons first match on Wormwood Scrubs
The U13 Boys beat Celtic in the League Cup at home. This was a great effort by the Dragons who had 75% of the possession in the first half but were only 1-0 up at half time. The second goal came soon in the second half but the Dragons then lost their focus and let in 2 goals to tie the match. They responded by waking up from their lethargy to put Celtic under massive pressure in the last 10 minutes to score twice and win.
The U14s had no match
The U15s drew 2-2 against Headstone Manor at home. Following the disaster in their opening game the Dragons regrouped but it quickly became apparent that they had another battle on their hands as HM scored from a sloppily defended corner. At halftime the Dragons trailed 0-1. Then in the second half they came alive to draw level. Again Headstone clawed another goal back. The Dragons were losing but, as full time drew perilously close, a Dragon was brought down just outside the box. The resulting extraordinary free kick went straight across the goal and into the net to leave it 2-2. As the Manager said “Pulling back to draw tastes pretty good”
The U16 Whites drew 5-5 away with Pinner Utd KD. The work-in-progress Dragons couldn’t deliver a birthday win for their coach but gave a 10 goal thriller instead. Attempting to compensate for the loss of 3 key players to injury the Dragons handed debuts to 2 new players and looked like a team that hadn’t played together before. The Dragons started well with the first score after 30 seconds and it was then ding dong all the way to the end ion an absorbing match
The U16 Reds beat Pitshanger 1-0 at home. The Dragons continued their winning streak against a team they had failed to beat last season. The Dragons dominated but at half time it was frustratingly still 0-0. The second half was a repeat as again the Dragons still could not score. Finally, with 10 minutes to go, the ball fell to the Dragons left winger 25 yards out and he seemingly easily, volleyed the ball over the keeper to give the Dragons a well-deserved lead
The Firsts lost 2 vs 4 to PFC Victoria at home in the Cup. This was an evenly matched game. The Dragons tried to control the match but Victoria’s quick counter attacks lead to their scoring. The Dragons trailed 0-1 down and then 1-2 down before excellent play lead to it being 2-2 at half time. The 2nd half was difficult, with the Dragons having an extremely short bench due to injuries, and Victoria exploited to score twice
The Reserves lost to West SL Benfica away in a difficult match