On the whole a good weekend as we head towards the End of Season Presentations and BBQ on Sunday June 11:
The U12 Girls won 7-1 (2-1 and 5-0) after a double header to Denham away. The Dragons battled well with only 8 players. After coming from behind the Dragons rescued the first game from the jaws of defeat and with confidence high went on to storm the Denham castle in the second leg. A tremendous performance.
The U13 Girls beat Alexandra Park 5-3 to at home to secure a top three place. The Dragons have a big game next weekend against Actonians who currently lie second – an exciting end to the season is in store.
The U14 Girls lost 2-3 to Ruislip Rangers away. The Dragons started well with two chances in the first 5 minutes. Ruislip then scored and went on to dominate the first half, leaving a mountain to climb for the Dragons in the second half. The Dragons played aggressively, scored twice in quick succession and could have equalised in the last kick of the match, but it was not to be this time.
The U15 Girls won 3-1 (1-1 and 2-0) in a double header to Islington at home. A fantastic performance. Following 6 weeks of no games the Dragons could be excused for being rusty. However, they stepped up showing their strength and value as a squad. Big shout out to the Dragons first-time keeper who performed very well.
The U17 Girls did not play.
The U17 Boys were beaten 1-4 to Brunswick at home. The Dragons struck first after putting immediate pressure on Brunswick’s back line and took a 1-0 lead into halftime. However, in the second half the Dragons paid the price of having no subs and the energetic defence of the first half was long gone. 4 second half opposition goals left many a Dragon muttering to themselves.
The U16 Boys had no game.
The U15 Boys beat Southall Athletic 2-1 to at home. This was a magnificent performance from the Dragons in a very tense match. All the goals were scored at the very end with Southall being particularly aggressive leading to the Dragons being awarded two converted penalties.
The U14 Boys beat Pitshanger 7-0 away. The Dragons won this itle decider in exhilarating fashion, earning them the top spot and promotion. Hats off to all Players, Coaches and Managers in this fantastic squad, and of course, their fans.
The U13 Boys had no game.
The U12 Boys beat CS Rangers 3-0 away. The Dragons won their final League match of the season. A great performance in the defensive and midfield areas and, if being hypercritical, were slightly wasteful in the final third. Even so, a 3-0 win on a ‘bad day’ is not so bad.
The U11 Boys had no game.
The U10 Boys trained in preparation for entering the League.
The Firsts were beaten 0-3 at Clapton Community away. The final score flattered the opposition but three mistakes cost the Dragons the game against the wily Clapton. Another chapter in this strong modern rivalry.
The Blues and the Old Dragonians had no games.