Results W/E 2nd April 2023

Yet again rain played havoc with matches:

The New U11 Boys drew 4-4 away. An almost great Dragons performance as they came back from 0-2 down only to give it away when 4-2 up – an emotional rollercoaster for their fans.

The U12 Boys beat Kinja 3-2 at home in the League Trophy. The Dragons played well despite the luxury of already having won the League. Some are dreaming of yet another title in the League Trophy but others are suggesting there will be tough matches to come. 

The U13 Boys narrowly lost 0-1 to Pinner United in the League Trophy at home. Pinner were under pressure for most of the match but then scored the only goal via a technically correct, but arguably harsh, refereeing decision which led to an indirect free kick in the penalty box. The Dragons’ stand-in goalie, who had played magnificently, noticed his shin pads needed adjusting so put the ball down, adjusted the pads and picked the ball up which is against the rules; a goalie can bounce the ball but not put it down to pick up again. One lives and learns.

The U14 Boys had no game.

The U15 Boys were awarded an automatic home win in the League Trophy as Old Actonians defaulted.

The U16 Boys had no game.

The U17 Boys League home game to St Joseph’s was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The U10s trained in preparation for entering the League.

The U12 Girls, U15 Girls and U17 Girls all had their games postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

The U13 Girls and the U14 Girls had no games.

The Firsts just lost 2-3 to Cricklewood Wanderers at home. The Dragons’ had an uncharacteristically poor performance and started slowly once again. That old adage remains the case: “When you give the ball away too often, you get punished”.

The Blues had no game and the Old Dragonians were awarded an automatic home win as One Brotherhood could not field a team.