It was almost a clean sweep of wins this weekend with the new U11 Boys winning their first match:
The 11 Girls beat Ominia 5-0 at home. The Dragons played with intensity from the off and it was not long before they scored and by half time they were 3-0 up. At the half time talk the Dragons coach stressed the importance of a strong defence to keep a clean sheet and that is what they did. The whole Dragons team played superbly to secure this sound win.
The U11 Boys beat FC Samurai 5-4 away. The match went extremely well, with parents supporting in the rain, as the diminutive Dragons sloshed around finding their feet quickly to record a famous win – their first in a competitive league in only their second match . They are quick learners.
The U12 Boys beat Hanwell 7-1 away in the rain in the Middlesex Cup. After getting off to a slow and ponderous start in the torrential rain the Dragons conceded the first goal by a defence splitting pass leading to a 1-on-1 with the keeper. This proved to be Samurai’s only goal of the game as from there in on in it was the Dragons all the way to romp home.
The U13 Girls beat Limehouse 4-3 at home. A strong start lead to a 2-0 lead but then the Dragons slowed which allowed Limehouse to come back and draw level at 2-2 by half time. After the restart Limehouse scored again to lead 3-2, having caught the Dragons out in a fast counter attack With 10 minutes to go the result was still uncertain. Finally, in the last minute, a Dragons cross was brilliantly converted and the Dragons had won!
The U13s lost to Premiership Brookhouse in the Middlesex Cup away in the rain. The Dragons surprised Brookhouse with a strong start keeping the match tied 1 – 1 through the first 15 minutes. But went into the half down 2-5 and then conceded a few late goals. Brookhouse were a talented side and despite the score line, the Dragons had some of their better passages of play this season. Much to build on from here.
The U14s were awarded a walkover in the Middlesex Cup as Bessingby Park Rangers could not field a team
The U15s had no match
The U16 Whites beat Celtic Red 4-1 away in the Middlesex Cup. This was a much improved performance from the Dragons as they recorded their first win of the season. They dominated from the first to final whistle, showed battling qualities and skill in equal measure. This was especially pleasing as both the Dragon keepers were out of action and had to be replaced by an outfield player who almost kept a clean sheet.
The U16 Reds beat Ickenham 1-0 at home in the Middlesex Cup. The Dragons dominated for the first 20 minutes but no real chances were created by either side and the Dragons were becoming sloppy and complacent going into the break. The rain poured down in the second half but the Dragons kept going to score from a deep free kick, finished off with their centre back heading the ball backwards for his first of the season. Then the game fell back into a sloppy passages of play with no more significant chances for either side.
The Firsts drew 1-1 with Hillingdon at home. The Dragons started well creating great chances but were thwarted by Hillingdon’s brilliant goalkeeper then, just before halftime, a Dragons mistake cost a goal. After the restart the Dragons increased the tempo, playing fantastic football to eventually equalise in the 78th minute from a great header. The Dragons then pushed for the win but could just not find the net.
The Reserves had no match