Results W/E 21st April 2024

A good weekend saw the Dragons undefeated!

The Firsts drew 2-2 to Slough Town at home. The Dragons did well to score from a penalty in the last few minutes to draw with only 9 players left on the pitch. Dragon fans resist casting aspersions on refereeing decisions as they know it is a difficult job. On this occasion however requesting that the Dragon goalkeeper take early retirement was really rather inexplicable.

The Blues had no game.

The Old Dragonians had no game.

The U14 Boys beat Inv3ntive 2-1 away in the League Trophy. The match was switched at the last moment because the grass was too long on Inv3ntive’s pitch.  The Dragons had a tough time defending but managed to hang on to their slender lead – despite Inv3ntive’s parents proving to be over-excitable at times; they would be advised to read calming books over the summer. The Dragons will not know for a week or so whether they will make it through to the next round of the Cup.

The U17s Boys beat Old Actonians Red 6-3 in the League Trophy at home. With almost a full squad the Dragons looked like their usual indomitable, gifted selves to lead 4-1 before the beginnings of a wobble led to the OA’s pulling back to 4-3 behind. The Dragons then thrust all hints of a wobble aside to score twice and win convincingly  – despite one of their number being forced to take early retirement.  

All other Youth Boys either had no scheduled games or were awarded automatic wins due to forfeits. 

The U10 Boys trained.

The new U11 Girls beat St Joseph’s 4-2 at home. Great play from all Dragons involved with a new signing scoring a hattrick on their debut. A sign of things to come?

The U13 Girls beat Ruislip Rangers 6-0, then drew 1-1, in a League double header. The Dragons couldn’t have performed any better in a stellar first-leg display that shut out RR completely, racking up a large win. They understandably had a tougher challenge in the second leg, where RR had a point to prove.

The U14 Girls beat Actonians 2-0 at home. A comfortable win by the Dragons against local rivals Actonians. The Dragons didn’t look stretched at any point.

The U16 Girls beat Barnet Nightingales 3-2 away. The Dragons had a slow start and struggled in the first half. After a couple of tactical changes, and an inspired team talk by the Coaches, the Dragons showed strength of character and resilience flipping the result from being 0-2 down to a 3-2 win.