The days are getting longer and soon the daffodils will be out:
The First match was postponed because their home pitch was unplayable.
The Reserves just lost away 2-3 to Real Rangers. It was clear from the off that Rangers were a brutal team who had two shots at goal and scored both times whereas the Dragons had 12 shots which did not register to leave Rangers 2-0 up at half time. The second half started well with the Dragons scoring after two minutes and then equalising 20 minutes from the end. Rangers became more brutal leading to injuries and just as it seemed that a Dragons goal was on the way, they made a mistake to concede the winner.
The U18s lost in the Premiership to Wealdstone 2-4 away. The Dragons still have a few mince pies to run off.
The U15As lost 2-4 at home to Greenford Celtic in a disappointing result. The Dragons could have finished the game in the first half had they taken their chances but only lead by one goal at half time. Greenford soon equalised before the Dragons regained the lead only to then concede 3 sloppy goals from Greenford counter attacks.
The U15Bs beat second placed Larkspur Rovers 2-1 at home. The Dragons dominated possession from the outset but struggled to breakdown the stubborn visitor’s defence until finally finding a way through with a stunning 20 yard curler into the top right corner. Larkspur were extremely lucky to pull one back with a lob over the Dragons diminutive ‘keeper just before half time. The Dragons kept attacking but it was only after a few tactical changes that their striker rounded Larkspur’s keeper (who should have been red-carded for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity with a deliberate handball outside his area) and buried the ball into the back of the net to win.
The U14’s beat Belmont 3-0 at home with another good goal disallowed. The Dragons have now scored 22 goals in 3 games. To quote the manager: “We didn’t play to our potential but we got the win because we’re beginning to play like a team”.
The U13s walloped Totteridge 7-1 at home. To quote the Manager: “The Dragons were absolutely fantastic today and the 7-1 win does not reflect how well we played. We were on top form with accuracy and precision of passes, strong on the ball, confidence in defence and great vision and desire to score. We missed a penalty, could have had another penalty awarded and 2 of our players came off after bad tackles, but that gave our team the motivation to kick start the year in victorious style!”
The U12s away match against Chiswick was called off because they could not provide a pitch
The U11s were beaten away by St Lawrence 1-4. The Dragons defence had lots of practice and a lesser team would have shipped many more goals. If the truth be told St Lawrence were a better side on the day …. but will not always be
The Girls lost away to prove that not having their goalkeeper is a major disadvantage.