The weather has mostly been kind leaving Dragons everywhere looking forward to the bracing sharpness of winter:
The Firsts beat OIR 6-3 away. An outstanding first 45 minutes saw the Dragons totally dominate, ending the half 3-0 up. A different attitude in the 2nd half allowed OIR to get back into the game. The Dragons soaked up the pressure and then wrapped up the points. Solid result.
The Blues drew away with Wiseman but were then beaten on penalties in the League Cup. The Dragons have been playing well in these past weeks, but the rub of green is not going their way. The Dragons created opportunities to draw ahead when at 1-1 but sadly none lead to the vital goal.
The Old Dragonians were narrowly beaten 2- 4 away at FC Phoenix. This was a game of two halves with the Dragons controlling the first to take a well-deserved 2 -0 lead into the break, only to lose momentum in the second half to concede 4 goals. After some post-match reflection, the Old Ds are determined to put the record straight in the return leg.
The U12 Girls beat Rose FC 10-1 at home in the Cup. After last week’s win the Dragons went into the game brimming with confidence – and the goals kept coming. 16 says a Supporter, 14 says the Manager, 10 says the league, but what is certain is glory for the Dragons.
The U13 Girls trained.
The U14 Girls just lost 2-3 at home to Regents Park in the Cup. The Dragons dominated in the first half with all the play being in the visitor’s half. All five goals came in the 2nd half and, despite The Dragons leading twice, Regents Park clinched the win.
The U15 Girls beat Actonians 4-1 away in the Cup. This was a marvellous result from these Dragons who, after an indifferent run of results, never lost spirit and focussed on their own game. The next round beckons!
The U17 Girls trained.
The U11 Boys just lost 1-2 away to ProFA. It is always a triumph to find the correct pitch at Copthall Playing Fields, let alone to expect a win. The Dragons went 0-1 down and then pulled back to 1-1 before the break. ProFA made the most of their opportunities whereas the Dragons just could not find the killer goal. A draw would have been a fair result.
The U12 Boys beat CB Rangers 4-3 at home. The Dragons dominated initially to go 3-0 up. Rangers launched a comeback to 3-3 to set up a nail-biting end, only for the Dragons to seal the victory. Four wins on the bounce!
The U13 Boys had no game.
The U14 Boys had no game.
The U15 Boys were beaten away by Old Actonians in the Cup. The score wasn’t reflective of the contest. The Dragons had many chances to score but couldn’t quite get that goal despite never giving up and conducting themselves well throughout the match. A few positives in a difficult match.
The U16 Boys lost at home to Enfield Town in the Middlesex Cup. Historians will remember the Middx Cup match last season where the Dragons were outclassed by Enfield. This season it was a wholly different affair. For most of the match the Dragons competed on equal terms before tiredness eventually overtook them with the inevitable result. Enfield are a very good side. At this rate of improvement however it will be a very different outcome next season.
The U17 Boys were beaten 2-5 away by Harrow United. The Dragons put on a brave performance and proved they can score goals. In a difficult league, the improvement will continue, and wins will come.
The U10s trained in preparation for entering the League.