Fellow Soggy Dragons
The weather may have improved but at the weekend the Dragons waded through mud to:
The U11 Boys beat Hillingdon 5-3 on the Scrubs. With recent matches cancelled the Dragons started nervously to be 1-2 down at half time. The fans and players were upset and inspirational talks were needed during the break to restore morale which lead to an incredible come back and win, including missing a penalty before scoring on the rebound. The Dragons continue their winning streak.
The U11 Girls did not play
The U12 Boys lost 2-4 away to ProF on a muddy pitch in a game they could have won. As the Dragons fans squelched on the touch line the Dragons rampaged down the hill in the second half trying to claw back the goal deficit. It was not to be but the fans admired both teams for keeping going in such atrocious conditions. Character building!
The U13s Girls did not play
The U13s beat Vencermos 4-0 on the Scrubs in swamp like conditions. The Dragons may have kept a clean sheet but their keeper certainly needed at bath at the end. Thanks must go to all the parents who braved the conditions – their good energy helped keep the Dragons motivated.
The U14s match v Princes Park was called off due to a water logged pitch
The U15s lost away to London Tigers in poor conditions which do not bear dwelling on
The U16 Reds beat Chiswick 2-0 at LCS in their final home league match. The Dragons knew that a point would be enough to gain promotion to the Premiership. The match started scrappily and, despite opportunities for both sides, it was goal less at half time. The first Dragons goal came from a square pass to be calmly placed into the bottom left. The second came at the final whistle. The Dragons need one more point for the title to complete a fantastic season.
The U16 Whites lost at home to Celtic. The visitors took the lead and before their keeper deliberately handled outside the area to prevent a certain goal, injuring the Dragons striker in the process. Had that goal gone in it might have made a big difference. As it was Celtic turned the game into a scrap and that played in to their hands. A day to forget.
The Reserves just lost 1-2 away to Ruislip Town. The Dragons did not capitalise on hard fought scoring opportunities as they failed to score from 2 clear chances of 1 on 1s with Ruislip’s keeper. The Dragons struggled to deal with set pieces and it cost them the game
The Firsts match was called off due to a waterlogged pitch
The U10s trained in preparation for joining the League next season