This week it was the U15 Boys who lead the way – first by eventually triumphing over public transport and then triumphing again over their well rested opposition.
The U12 Girls thumped Alexandra Park 6-2 away. The Dragons bounced back in style after their wobble last week and, as they put clear space between themselves and AP, the match was headed in only one direction.
The U13, 14, 15 and 17 Girls had no scheduled matches so played friendlies between themselves and others.
The New U11 Boys beat Hanwell Town 2-0 at home. The Dragons are now unbeaten over the last six matches, and this was their third clean sheet in a row. The Dragons played in a professional, well-ordered manner and crucially kept solid in defence, despite Hanwell’s increasingly urgent attacks
The 12 Boys were beaten 1-2 at home by Old Actonians. The Dragons did not get the win they need to secure the League title as close calls in the game did not go their way. It is on to the next match as they chase the title.
The U13 Boys did not play.
The U14 Boys narrowly lost 2-3 away at Acton Ealing Whistlers. A tight contest that the Dragons were keen to put to bed. Although not the result they wanted , the Dragons remain top of the table.
The U15 Boys beat Hendon 4-1 away. After a 2-hour journey on 2 trains and a bus the Dragons arrived in Kingsbury in surprisingly great spirits which was reflected in their confident play and good communication. The home journey, spent with Carabao Cup Final supporters, was rowdy but good fun, as fans nationwide celebrated the Dragons win.
The U16 Boys had no match but look forward to Brook House next week and then possibly a Play Off to decide the title.
The U17 Boys were beaten 1-3 at Wealdstone away. After a dark February struggle to get 11 players to Wealdstone for kickoff, the Dragons rallied quickly to take a first half lead after consistent pressure and possession. Two defensive errors turned the match around and the Dragons final onslaught in the last 20 minutes came up short.
The U10s trained in preparation for entering the League.
The Firsts were handed a rare defeat at Pitshanger Dynamo away. The Dragons found their usually abudundent squad slightly depleted due to injury and holidays. The Firsts fielded some younger senior Dragons who all have tricks in the book, but not the muscle to overcome a physical Pitshanger.
The Blues were awarded an automatic home win to India Gymkhana. The easiest three points of the season.
The Old Dragonians lost 2-5 to Northfields Badgers at home in the Cup. The Dragons were in control in the first half and were deservedly 2 – 0 up. But a goal on the stroke of half time gave Badgers momentum and they used the windy conditions to grab the win.