It was the Seniors who lead the Dragons this weekend:
The Firsts beat Sporting Hackney 6-1 away in the Premiership Cup. To quote the Dragons coach “Après la pluie le beau temps”. With Hackney sitting second in the Premiership, with two retired Dragons in their line-up, the match had added piquancy. The Dragons were 2 goals up at the half and then it was just a matter of time before Hackney wilted before the full power of a rejuvenated Dragons side to concede 4 more goals.
The Reserves thumped South Ealing Wanderers 7-0 at home. Although the Dragons controlled the game from the onset it took all of 15 minutes for the ball to finally find its way into the Wanderers net. It was then ‘one way traffic’ until the final whistle.
The U18s beat Wealdstone 4-3 at home in the Premiership demonstrating their ability to beat even the toughest of opponents
The U15A had no game
The U15Bs beat Acton Ealing Whistlers 6-2 away. Again the Dragons had a slow start, missing a chance in the first minute and conceding in the next before a tremendous Dragons cross from the halfway line became a shot and then a goal. The Whistlers had a player sent off and with it their defence wobbled to make it 3-1 to the Dragons at half time. With the Whistlers hoofing the ball forward at any opportunity it took some time before the Dragons finally controlled the game to score and record a decisive win in an Ok performance.
The U14s registered a great victory against Belmont United coming from 2-0 down to win 5-4. The game saw the debut of three very promising Dragon new players with a few more hopefuls in the pipeline so the future looks bright!
The U13s beat Forest United 5-1 away in the League Cup. With a few players missing the Dragons were determined to gain another victory away from home! They started strongly and outclassed Forest in strength, skills and determination. With the Dragons leading 3-1 Forest tried to be more physical but the Dragons kept calm and with pace and agility pressed to score twice more.
The U12s lost to Bessingby Park Rangers in the League Cup. Bessingby were on average three or four times bigger than the skilful Dragons – they must eat more in the Bessingby home lands or just grow older quicker. The result will make no difference to the league position so the Dragons remained philosophical at the end
The U11s played their first ever match against the veterans of Hanwell. The result was less important that the opportunity for the coaches to finally see how the individual players did in a competitive match. There were many signs of greatness that will need organising and fanning in the next few weeks. There is all to play for.
The Girl’s lost at home to Ruislip Rangers who they had paradoxically beaten earlier away.