The end of the season is in sight but with much excitement to come:
The Firsts beat AVA 2-0 away. This was an important and well-deserved victory which saw the Dragons put into practice their positive game plan. The Dragons fought hard to dominate AVA and keep a crucial clean sheet, despite a poor referee. All in good preparation for the upcoming Premier Division Cup Final v Clapton Community on May 8th at 3pm in the Honeycroft Stadium, Horton Road, Middlesex UB7 8HX. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for advance tickets.
The Blues lost to Hillingdon Abbots. A difficult fixture for the Dragons against Hillingdon, the division’s leaders and likely contenders for promotion. The Dragons had moments of brilliance to build on, with their final game of the season this coming Saturday – against the other title contender, Ickenham.
The Old Dragonians had no game.
The U16 Girls had no game.
The U14 Girls beat Hearts of Teddlothian 7-1 away. This was a good performance from the Dragons who looked dangerous in possession. There were long spells of great play as the Dragons passing, decision-making and sharpness overcame Hearts who barely caught a break with and without the ball. To cap the success a Dragons forward reached 50 goals in a single season – possibly a Club record.
The U13 Girls drew 2-2 to AFC Leyton at home. The Dragons found themselves evenly matched with Leyton. Extraordinarily, the game was battled out around the pitch perimeter, leading to corner kicks that resulted in all four of the game’s goals! A draw was a fair result.
The U12 Girls were narrowly beaten 0-2 away by Alexandra Park. The Dragons had a very strong second half against a well-balanced opposition. Unfortunately, one early goal as the Dragons were finding their gears, and an own goal, tipped the result in AP’s favour.
The U11 Girls just lost 2-4 against Islington Borough at home. Despite the deceptive score line, the Dragons had an excellent start and were 2-0 up at half time. The second half was a lot tougher, playing against the gradient and wind. The Dragons performance was a great improvement from their last game as they made IB work hard right to the end.
The U16, U15, U14 Boys had no matches.
The U13 Boys beat Forest United 3-0 ‘away’. This was an away game played at St Marks as Forest did not have a pitch. The Dragons played good, patient football as they tried to break their opponent down. The breakthrough came just before halftime with a De Bruyne-esque through ball from midfield to make it 1-0.. The second half was much the same with two more goals – one from the penalty spot.
The U12 Boys lost 0-3 away to LPOSSA. Although oppressed at times the Dragons kept heart – they both defended and attacked relentlessly throughout the match and opportunities went begging. Confidence in the referee wilted as the linesman’s flag was ignored for LPOSSA offsides – such is football.
The U11 Boys had no match and the U10 Boys trained.