Having battled through Covid it was the turn of storm Eunice to batter the Dragons who nevertheless scored goals galore:
The Firsts beat Pitshanger Dynamo 6-4 at home. The Dragons scored six outstanding goals and, despite the difficult weather conditions and heavy pitch, played well to see out the win as Pitshanger desperately tried to mount a comeback. The Firsts could head for their post-match showers with three points in the bag.
The Blues drew 5-5 at home to Goan United. In a real war of attrition, the Blues started well but found themselves 2-4 down at half time. The second half was a totally one-sided affair with the Blues upping the intensity and drawing level. With the clock ticking towards 90mins, the Blues thought they had won with a fantastic team goal only for a late offside flag to deny them. All in all, a superb effort from the Dragons in difficult conditions.
The Old Dragonians’ highly anticipated Cup semi-final was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The U16 Girls had no game.
The U14 Girls’ Cup fixture was cancelled as their opponents had Covid issues.
The U13 Girls beat Actonians 5-1 away. This was a must-win game for the Dragons who are chasing the League’s top spot. Displaying ruthless mental focus, the Dragons were 4-1 up by half-time and had to simply see the game out in the second. The Dragon footballing skills shone through the morning’s rain and gloom.
The U12 Girls had no game.
The U11 Girls were beaten at home by Acton Ealing Whistlers. It was a tough week for the Dragons with a reduced side. Nevertheless, with steely determination the squad worked their socks off and still created opportunities to score.
The U16 Boys had no game.
The U15 Boys home game against Ickenham was called-off due to a waterlogged pitch.
The U14 Boys were beaten by Wealdstone at home. This was always going to be a tough game for the Dragons against the League’s leaders. On a blustery and wet Sunday, the Dragons were nearly blown away but live to fight another day.
The U13 Boys narrowly lost 1-3 at home to West Drayton. In a classic case of not taking your chances, combined with spells of dodgy defending, the Dragons fell short this time around. The Dragons had pushed the League’s leaders all the way and, on another day, would have come out comfortable winners.
The U12 Boys had no game.
The U11 Boys were beaten away by Titans. Whilst not the Dragons’ best performance, there were moments of excellence, an away goal, and new debutants staking their claim in an improving side. The Dragons made great efforts to play the fixture with players away for half term and can be proud that they pressed on despite the circumstances.
The U10 Boys trained.