A glorious spring weekend saw the Firsts again lead the way:
The Firsts beat Premiership Leaders FC Soma 4-1 away. The Dragons controlled the match, and it was only a controversial penalty that allowed Soma a consolation goal. The Dragons looked leggy and tired in the first half, inspiration took hold in the second and they came alive. A well-taken hattrick contributed along the victorious way to earn the Dragons a massive three points.
The Blues were beaten at home to Hammersmith. This was a tough result for the Blues who know they could have won. The Dragons looked a slightly depleted side but will bounce back in true style as they have done before.
The Old Dragonians drew 1-1 with FC Willesden at home. A fantastic result for the Dragons against top of the league Willesden. The Dragons had demonstrated quality and calm to deprive their local rivals of an away victory.
The U16 Boys won 2-1 at home against Prem Division London Tigers in the League Trophy group stage. The Dragons dominated to score early with a brilliant header from a corner. Given possession and chances, a second goal should have come but the Tigers equalised from their own corner. Incredible energy from the Dragons front three created a controversial chance as the ball seemingly went out of play, but the Dragons’ winger ‘played to the whistle’ and scored with a minute left. Plenty of debate ensued between the opposition manager and referee but the Dragons ultimately won.
The U15 Boys were awarded an automatic away win in their League Trophy tie as Old Actonians could not raise a team.
The U14 Boys drew 3-3 to Pinnstars at home. After an early goal from Pinnstars the Dragons fought back and found a reply from a long ball and clinical finish. Pinnstars, however, scored another and a well-contested first half finished 1-2. The second half saw the Dragons move up a gear, score twice to make it 3-2, and look to bank 3 points. A late corner alas caught the Dragons napping and Pinnstars incredibly equalised.
The U13 Boys had no game.
The U12 Boys were closely beaten 1-3 away at Sintra AFA. It was 1-1 at half time, with Sintra scoring first followed by a Dragons equaliser. The rest of the game was tough, and the Dragons know they were not beaten by a better side but a more prepared one. Despite a valiant effort, it wasn’t the visitors’ day.
The U11 Boys were just beaten 0-1 away by Little Tigers. The Dragons dominated but couldn’t find the back of the net, as Little Tigers parked the bus. The hunt for the win left the Dragons open at the back and they were caught out right at the end on the counterattack.
The U10 Boys trained.
The U16 Girls were beaten away by Highbury Wolves in the league. After playing HW for the second time in a fortnight, the Dragons were perhaps wary and weary as the Wolves found encouragement from playing at home. Despite scoring a great goal, it wasn’t enough for retribution this time round.
The U14 Girls were awarded an automatic away win against Ickenham who pulled out of the contest.
The U13 Girls drew 1-1 with Actonians at home. The Dragons put on a gutsy performance to come away with a point on Saturday’s early fixture. They will return to training this week with many positives to take forward as the Dragons look to replicate their early season form.
The U12 Girls narrowly lost 1-2 to Alexandra Park at home. The Dragons played extremely well in very windy conditions, letting in an early goal but not dropping heads. After a much better second half, the Dragons finally scored a historic goal in the last 10 mins to reward their hard graft.
The U11 Girls were beaten 0-3 at home by Vicky Park Rangers. It wasn’t the Dragons’ best game and despite having the upper hand in the opening stages and all playing well individually, they just could not create the right chances on goal.