Results W/E 12th May 2024

With the season drawing to an end:

The Firsts had no game.

The Blues beat Wiseman West 4-0 at home. A solid win for the Dragons on home turf to end their season in great form. The squad has improved and improved over the season to develop a solid foundation for the whole Seniors’ section.

The Old Dragonians had no game.

The U12 Boys Red played out a thrilling contest in the Semi Final of the League Trophy, valiantly losing 2-4 to Super Skills at home. Playing a team in the league above, the Dragons had to work hard to thwart SS attacks, with the Dragons keeper making great saves to show why he’s the best shot stopper in the division. Despite their best efforts the Dragons found themselves 0-2 down at the break with a huge effort needed in the second half. In a moment that breathed extra belief into the Dragons, the SS keeper spilled the ball and the Dragons pounced to half the deficit – it was game on. An end to end game ensued that fell in SS favour as they scored twice more. At 1-4 down, with six minutes to go, the Dragons scored again through amazing intricate play in the final third. Alas, the final whistle came too soon and the Dragons Cup run came to an exhilarating, but sad, end.

All other Youth Boys had no scheduled games and the U10 Boys trained.

The U16 Girls were narrowly beaten 0-1 by Islington Borough at home. A closely fought game that the Dragons were unlucky to lose. Nevertheless they dug in and fought hard to the very end, a testament to the squad’s depth of character.

The U14 Girls were awarded an automatic home win as Islington Borough forfeited.

The U13 Girls beat Ealing Trailfinders 3-1 at home. A statement win against local rivals that the Dragons enjoyed, passing and moving well and working together.

The new U11 Girls lost 2-5 to Alexandra Park at home. After a good start the Dragons had momentary lapses of concentration which lead to their defence being out of position too often. Apart from that, the Dragons kept playing with smiles on their faces.

Results W/E 5th May 2024

The Seniors led the way this weekend whilst it was only the U12 Boys who went through to the next round of the Trophy Cup:

The Firsts beat Hayes and Hillingdon 3-2 at home. This was a particularly pleasing win against one of the leading teams in the League. After a very fast start the Dragons were 1-0 up but then had to weather some challenging periods. The Dragons showed the spirit and quality that the Coaches expect and in doing so have set the platform for next season.

The Blues drew 3-3 to Kodak away. A great performance from the Blues who were unlucky not to clinch a win away from home.

The Old Dragonians beat Hillingdon Abbots 4-2 away. A great way to sign off the Old Ds season with a comprehensive victory over HA which also included their forwards 3rd hattrick of the season. The Dragons are unbeaten in their last 8 games which is a great credit to the players and Coaches who have worked hard throughout the season.

The U12 Boys Red beat London Eagles 5-3 at home to go through to the SF of the League Trophy. A good game to watch with lots of goals and passion. The Eagles tried to get back into the game in the second half but were met with solid saves. Another two goals from the Dragons caused a few tempers to flare towards the end, but the Dragons kept their heads, and crucially the lead, to go through to the Semi Finals.

The U12 Boys Whites lost 2-6 to Headstone Manor in the QF of the League Trophy. Trying to emulate their fellow 12 Boys Red, the Dragons battled as hard as they could and left everything on the line. Alas, it wasn’t to be this time.

The U15 Boys drew 1-1 at home to Regents Park in normal time of their League Trophy QF only to then bow out 1-3 in penalties. The Dragons were 1-0 up at halftime but RP got the equaliser early in the second. From then on each team dug down and as hard as they tried, no one could find a winner. The Dragons played well but will be practising penalties over the summer.

The U17 Boys inexplicably lost their lead in the last three minutes to Celtic away in the League Trophy. Both sets of spectators were put through the ringer in this most exciting of matches. Recovering from 1-2 down at half time, the Dragons were the better side for 42 minutes of the second half, scoring twice in 3 minutes. Leading 3-2 with a place in the semifinal almost in their grasp the Dragons somehow managed to concede once in normal time and 2 more in added time to lose 5-3. A painful lesson in game management to learn and benefit from next season.

The U18 Boys lost 2-4 at home to Regents Park in the QF of the League Trophy. The Dragons played well and hard but eventually, at the final whistle, were the ones on the wrong side of the scoreline and thus their Cup run ended.

The U11 Boys, U13 Boys, U14 Boys and U16 Boys had no scheduled games.

The U10 Boys trained.

The new U11 Girls beat Brook House 4-0 away. Another great win for the Dragons who displayed incredible team work from beginning to end.

The U13 Girls lost 1-2 at home to Most Wanted Elite. The Dragons fought a close contested game and were unlucky to not win.

The U14 Girls lost 2-4 away to Islington Borough away. Away to a formidable opponent, the Dragons gave everything they could on the pitch and played well. A result to learn and build from.

The U16 Girls had no game.

Results W/E 28th April 2024

A successful weekend which produced another winning trophy:

The Firsts drew 2-2 with Hilltop FC away. The Dragons controlled the game from start to finish and looked set to win. Fortune however favoured Hilltop who were lucky to get a share of the points through two own goals.

The Blues beat Acton Ealing Whistlers 9-1 at home. An empathic and joyous victory from the Blues who more than played their part in a 10 goal thriller – or perhaps a 9 goal demolition – in front of home fans.

The Old Dragonians had no game.

The U12 Boys Red beat Titans 7-1 at home in the League Trophy. After going one down early in the first half the Dragons pulled their socks up and took complete control – hitting the back of the net no less than seven times with some incredible finishing. Solid defending and a real show of teamwork, all against a team that they had lost to twice in the league, meant a well-deserved place in the Quarter Finals.

The U14 Boys beat Hanwell Town 4-1 away in the League Title Playoff to win their division. This was a tremendous result for the Dragons in a match marked by good sporting competitive behaviour from both sides. The Dragons started a little weak to leave the score 0-0 at the break. The second half was an entirely different affair as they eventually beat Hanwell convincingly – not a result that many would have forecast as Hanwell are a good team.

The U17 Boys just lost to League leaders North London Stars 3-4 at home in the group stage of the League Trophy. Despite playing much of the first half with 10 men, the Dragons scored first to be 2-1 up at half time. A few second half errors cost them dearly and NLS came back to lead 4-2 until the Dragons scored with 5 mins left. Alas, time ran out before parity could be restored.

All other the Youth Boys teams had no matches.

The U10 Boys trained.

The U16 Girls drew 1-1 to Broomfield at home. A well fought contest that the Dragons had opportunities to win but this time round a draw was a fair result.

The U14 Girls had a double header at Enfield Town away, winning the first 2-1 but losing the second 0-1. In a finely balanced first half, a goal came from a perfect corner that was headed in at the far post. Barnet then scored a deserved equalizer in the second half before the Dragons tapped in a winner from a corner after almost scoring from open play. In the second leg, the Dragons were the stronger team but didn’t convert their chances. The second half was more even with the deciding moment coming from a free kick just outside the box that soared past the Dragons keeper.

The U13 Girls lost 1-4 to Alexandra Park away. This was a tough day for the Dragons but despite the loss, they still sit third in the League, and just above AP, having played one less game.

The new U11 Girls beat Ruislip Rangers 2-1 away. Another great win for the Dragons who played well from the beginning to the end.

Results W/E 21st April 2024

A good weekend saw the Dragons undefeated!

The Firsts drew 2-2 to Slough Town at home. The Dragons did well to score from a penalty in the last few minutes to draw with only 9 players left on the pitch. Dragon fans resist casting aspersions on refereeing decisions as they know it is a difficult job. On this occasion however requesting that the Dragon goalkeeper take early retirement was really rather inexplicable.

The Blues had no game.

The Old Dragonians had no game.

The U14 Boys beat Inv3ntive 2-1 away in the League Trophy. The match was switched at the last moment because the grass was too long on Inv3ntive’s pitch.  The Dragons had a tough time defending but managed to hang on to their slender lead – despite Inv3ntive’s parents proving to be over-excitable at times; they would be advised to read calming books over the summer. The Dragons will not know for a week or so whether they will make it through to the next round of the Cup.

The U17s Boys beat Old Actonians Red 6-3 in the League Trophy at home. With almost a full squad the Dragons looked like their usual indomitable, gifted selves to lead 4-1 before the beginnings of a wobble led to the OA’s pulling back to 4-3 behind. The Dragons then thrust all hints of a wobble aside to score twice and win convincingly  – despite one of their number being forced to take early retirement.  

All other Youth Boys either had no scheduled games or were awarded automatic wins due to forfeits. 

The U10 Boys trained.

The new U11 Girls beat St Joseph’s 4-2 at home. Great play from all Dragons involved with a new signing scoring a hattrick on their debut. A sign of things to come?

The U13 Girls beat Ruislip Rangers 6-0, then drew 1-1, in a League double header. The Dragons couldn’t have performed any better in a stellar first-leg display that shut out RR completely, racking up a large win. They understandably had a tougher challenge in the second leg, where RR had a point to prove.

The U14 Girls beat Actonians 2-0 at home. A comfortable win by the Dragons against local rivals Actonians. The Dragons didn’t look stretched at any point.

The U16 Girls beat Barnet Nightingales 3-2 away. The Dragons had a slow start and struggled in the first half. After a couple of tactical changes, and an inspired team talk by the Coaches, the Dragons showed strength of character and resilience flipping the result from being 0-2 down to a 3-2 win.

Results W/E 14th April 2024

Thank you all those who have made voluntary donations to help pay our way. A mixed weekend saw:

The Firsts just lost 1-2 to League leaders Shepherds Bush at home.
The Dragons took this game right to the wire and put in an almighty performance that jeopardised Shepherd’s Bush’s title challenge. On home turf, it shows what the Dragons are capable off and the heights they can achieve. A victory of sorts can be taken from this defeat.

The Blues had no game.

The Old Dragonians had no game and instead played a friendly against the U18 Boys.

The new U11 Boys had no game.

The U12 Boys Red beat Northfields United 3-2 away in the League Trophy. After going 0-2 down in the first half, the Dragons put on a display of real grit to come back to win. They showed what determination and teamwork can do.

The U12 Boys White were awarded an automatic home win to LJJ Frontiers in the League Trophy.

The U13 Boys had no game.

The U14 Boys drew 2-2 at home to Kodak in the League Trophy. Kodak are in a higher division than the Dragons and so assumed they would coast to an easy win. They were disabused in this highly charged competitive match. With the score at 2-1 to the Dragons, Kodak were lucky to equalise minutes from the end.

The U15 Boys beat the Eight FC 7-4 at home in a convincing win. This was the sixth win in six matches for the Dragons who have turned around their season from a mid season wobble. A fantastic performance to end the league games.

The U16 Boys were awarded an automatic home win against Old Actonians.

The U17s lost 2-5 away to Hillingdon Abbots in a match that was much closer than the scoreline suggests. The Abbots scored two fine goals but were gifted another 3 by Dragons’ mistakes. A 2-2 score would have been a better reflection on the match.

The U18 Boys had no game.

The U10 Boys trained.

The new U11 Girls beat Whetstone Wanderers 5-1 at home. The Dragons displayed fantastic patterns of play, with precise passing, solid teamwork and high fitness levels from the start to the final whistle. Whetstone simply could not compete.

The U13 Girls just lost 3-4 to Denham United away. A nail biting and tense game where the Dragons played incredibly well and were unlucky not to celebrate a win by the end.

The U14 Girls were beaten 1-5 by Barnet Nightingales at home in the Semi Final of the League Cup. The Dragons knew how big an opportunity this was to reach their first final. Despite the scoreline, it was incredibly evenly matched in the first half which ended 1-1. The Dragons battled valiantly but eventually slid to defeat, with the match clashing with Easter and a full squad not available.

The U16 Girls had no game.

The U10s Trained

Results W/E 7th April 2024

A mixed week after the Easter break we hopeful drift into better weather and longer days:

The Firsts drew 1-1 to Jolof Sports away. The First were left to rue missed chances as they came away with a draw, knowing they could have gained all three against a Jolof side they have beaten emphatically before. Jolof had made it a tricky day for the Dragons. Looking ahead to the final string of fixtures, and despite a game against title rivals Shepherd’s Bush, there are points on the table the Dragons will fancy.

The Blues lost away at Portobello. A tough day for the Blue who were shut out of Portobello’s final third and didn’t manage to test their keeper enough. The Dragons have a fortnight break now from League fixtures to regroup.

The Old Dragonians beat Inter Manor 4-1 at home. Whilst not being at their best, the Old Ds fine end of season run extended to 6 unbeaten with 5 wins and a draw. On a blustery day at the Linford Christie Stadium the Dragons, playing with the wind at their back, were clinical and cruised to a 4-1 halftime lead. They continued to control the second half and Inter Manor had not a sniff of getting back into the game.

The new U11 Boys had no scheduled game.

The U12 Boys Red lost 1-3 to Spartan in the League Trophy. The Dragons traveled to the Spartan backyard with hopes of an upset against a team that is in the league above. Despite their confidence, and passages of good play, the Spartans overcame the Dragon’s defence three times to win.

The U12 Boys White were awarded an automatic away win in the League Trophy as Hanwell Town could n’t raise a side.

The U13 Boys lost at home to Pinnstars. This was always going to be a difficult match with the Dragons missing so many players. Many teams might have been tempted to call the match off but the Dragons bravely walked out onto the pitch and did their best in the difficult circumstances.

The U14 Boys were awarded an automatic away win as Hanwell Town couldn’t raise a side. The Dragons are now equal top of the Division and there will have to be a Play-Off to decide who is the Champion.

The U15 Boys were awarded an automatic home win in the League Trophy as Parkfield couldn’t raise a side.

The U16 Boys were awarded an automatic home win as London Athletic couldn’t raise a side.

The U17 Boys had no scheduled game.

The U18 Boys lost 0-2 at home to Ickenham in the League Trophy. The Dragons played an opponent they are very familiar with, having matched up several times in the League. Unfortunately, it was one of those days where nothing the Dragons tried worked. As spring gets underway and the pitches improve, the increased game time will be very much welcomed.

The U10 Boys trained.

There were no Youth Girls games who still enjoyed their Easter break.

Results W/E 31st March 2024

It was only the First Team who played over the Easter break leaving Dragons everywhere to put their footballing feet up:

The Firsts drew 2-2 with Indian Gymkhana away. The Dragons went 2-1 up before Gymkhana came back to leave it  2-2 at half time. The good news was that, try as they might, Gymkhana could not break down the Dragons defence to score the winner. The bad news was that neither could the Dragons at the other end. It was to remain a draw.

There were no other matches.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

We wish Dragons everywhere a happy break over the Easter Weekend and trust everybody will come back refreshed for the final part of the season when the weather – we hope – will be better.

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Results W/E 24th March 2024

Results W/E 24th March 2024

Finally, some good weather at a weekend:

The Firsts beat Camden Utd 2-1 at home. This was a great result for the Dragons who were reduced to 10 men for most of the match –  their striker having been retired to the side lines for being naughtier than absolutely necessary. The Dragons led 2-0 before Camden scored to leave the 10 doughty Dragons defending a slender one goal lead. A casual observer however would have assumed that the Dragons had their full complement because they continued to attack Camden’s end as they saw the match out to a triumphant conclusion.

The Blues just lost 4-5 away to Bessingby Park.  The Dragons went 1-0 up at the start but over confidence lead to their being 1-4 down before a stern talking to at half time lead to a resurgence. It was 4-4  when, five minutes from the end, Bessingbly scored the controversial winning goal with the referee ignoring the offside flag. Still, it was an entertaining match.  

The ODs beat Harrow Hive 3-1  away extending their unbeaten run to 5, with 4 wins and a draw. The Dragons opened the scoring, with a deft flick from OD’s forward on his debut. Harrow then equalised and it was all square at half time. In the second half the Dragons regained the lead from a corner with their centre-half rising above all to head in from close range. The win was sealed with a shot from the edge of the box by a marauding Dragons midfielder hunting down a loose pass.

The U14 Girls beat Barnet Nightingales 1-0 away in a tense league match. The two teams are due to meet in the Semi Finals of the Cup so that will no doubt be similarly tense affair.

There were no other Girls’ matches.

The U11 Boys were awarded their match as London Eagles could not raise a team

The U12 Boys Reds beat London Athletic 4-1 in the League Trophy at home.  This was a dominant display from a confident Dragons team that took their chances in front of goal and a showed intelligence in defence.

The U12 Boys Whites drew 3-3 with Brook House away. It is better to win but in reality this new Dragons team has had an excellent first season and a draw away from home is a victory of sorts.  

The U13 Boys beat Pro FA 2-0 at home. The Dragons have also had an excellent season and this win will surely secure them  promotion as their league matches near the end. The Dragons was especially pleased to have their former goalie to cheer them on on his visit from Madrid.  

The U14 Boys had no match.

The U15 Boys beat Southall Athletic 6-2 away in the League Trophy. The Dragons were on a 3-match winning streak as they went into this cup tie full of confidence. They put on yet another fantastic performance to secure the resounding win. They have now scored 19 goals in the last 4 matches.

The U16 Boys just lost 2-3 to Hendon at home. This was a generally competitive, close fought match. Probably the best football was the superb scoring free kick taken by the Dragons captain.  As the match neared the end, with the score 2-2, Hendon scrambled the winning goal to their obvious delight.  Hendon were probably a little over excited and the Dragons a little under excited –  not a great combination. The Dragons have the makings of a great team but they are not there yet.   

The U17 Boys drew 2-2 with Harrow Utd at home. The Dragons were still recovering from their string of postponed matches in the first half and, before one could think of encouraging exhortations, they were 0-2 down. The second half was altogether a different affair. The Dragons dominated to score via a deserved penalty before disaster struck – their defender was slight naughty and retired from the match. With only minutes to go, and with only 10 players, the Dragons stepped up a footballing gear to score the vital goal. Harrow will now finish below the Dragons in the Division.  

The U18 Boys drew 1-1 away at full time but then lost on penalties against Ickenham in a dramatic Play Off for the second place in the League. There is a history of high tension between the clubs and the Dragons coach did an excellent job in setting a disciplined tone ahead of the match. Whilst the Dragons dominated possession in the first half, and had many more chances than Ickenham, they left it too late to score and then lost on penalties.

The U10 Boys trained.

Results W/E 17th March 2024

Results W/E 17th March 2024

Yet again the “Wet from the West” frustrated many Dragons:

The Firsts drew 1-1 at home to PFC Victoria. This was a decent result for the Dragons all things considered. PFC Victoria are very much in the title race and the Dragons managed to give them a frustrating afternoon and could have won. They will regret the missed opportunities.

The Blues were awarded an automatic away win as London Europeans have forfeited for the season.

The Old Dragonians were awarded an automatic home win as London Samurai couldn’t raise a team. Much to the annoyance of the Dragons who were chomping at the bit to play after 4 weeks of inactivity due to the wet weather.

The new U11 Boys lost 1-3 to Wealdstone away. The Dragons lost despite taking the initiative first to lead 1-0. Muddy conditions made a messy affair.

The U12 Boys Red home game to London Athletic was postponed.

The U12 Boys White won 1-0 at home to Pro FA in the League Trophy. A great win for the Dragons to the elation of home fans. They scored the only goal and defended well to keep Pro FA out.

The U13 Boys had no scheduled game.

The U14 Boys lost 2-6 at home to London Athletic in the Group Stage of the Trophy Cup. The Dragons assumed they would win but were rudely awakened by LA. The Dragons were lucky that this was not a League Match where they are title contenders. If excuses were needed one could say that the recent string of cancelled matches, due to waterlogged pitches, was not the best preparation for the Dragons

The U15 Boys won 8-3 at Hanwell Town away in the Trophy Cup. The Dragons, after taking an early lead, conceded soon after and the game looked like it would continue in such fashion: the Dragons went 2-1 up, then Hanwell equalised again to 2-2. The Dragons reassessed and then took complete control and put in a world class, team performance to soundly regain the lead and extend it.

The U16 Boys had no scheduled game.

The U17 Boys lost to Wealdstone away in the Group Stage of the U17 Trophy Cup. Wealdstone were a good side and the combination of having not played for weeks, their goalie being ill, and some finding the location a geographical challenge, all contributed to the Dragons being outplayed – they were lucky this was not a vital League match and they could still progress beyond the Group Stage in the Cup.

The U18 Boys had no scheduled game.

The U10 Boys trained.

The new U11 Girls were awarded an automatic home win over Enfield Town.

The U13 Girls won 5-1 away at Ealing Trailfinders. The Dragons put in a huge performance and, perfectionists that they are, will be frustrated to have conceded. A stellar win on the road and a good win before the Easter break.

The U14 Girls home game to Barnet Nightingales in the Semi Final of the Cup was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

The U15 Girls had no scheduled game.

The U16 Girls home game to Islington Borough was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.