We are off! All the Senior teams played this weekend and the Girls had their first match. Next weekend almost all the Dragon teams will be in action. Who knows what trials, tribulations, and triumphs there are to come.
The Firsts beat Kodak 1-0 at home. The Dragons had a full, talented squad which can only improve as the season progresses. Some might say it was a scrappy game in places but others would say “Job Done!”
The Blues thumped Southall Athletic 6-1 away. This was the Blues first match of the season but they looked as if they are already a finely tuned football machine.
The Old Dragonians may have lost to 0 – 4 to “The 3 Steps” at home but nevertheless showed promise. Certainly the “3 Steps” deserve some sort of accolade for their name – the Dragons literary manager assumed a “9” was missing after the “3” but no. The Dragons played well but were hampered by early multiple early injuries which left them battling with 10 players in this their first match of the season. There was much to point to better results in the future.
The U17 Boys just beat the U16 Boys 4-2 in a friendly at home. The U17s were shocked at the speed of some of the U16s players which kept their defence on their footballing toes. This was good natured very competitive match between last season’s two division winning sides.
The U15 Boys played an in house friendly. The coaches were on the pitch, talking the Dragons through the tactics that they will implement this season. Last Sunday the Dragons beat AFC Wembley 6-2 in a friendly to record an impressive victory.
The U16 Girls lost to Vicky Park Rangers at home. This was the Dragons first game of the season and they were not helped by their goalie being injured just before half time. The Dragons are rebuilding as 6 players left to for Pro Clubs last season but, in any event, the first match is more about building than the result.
All the remaining teams trained in preparation for next weekend’s avalanche of matches.