With half term upon us, and the season nearing its end, matches were fewer with many oppositions defaulting because they could not raise a team. The brave Dragons teams who pressed on with depleted numbers probably wished they hadn’t:
The Under 10s played their first ever match on the main pitch against the Dragons Under 11s. This was a tremendous first outing for the U10s who scored probably the best goal of the game. Fans were worried that that the rigours of a full match, in the hot glorious sunshine, against the veteran Under 11s would prove too much for the U10s. They were proved emphatically wrong.
The U11 Boys were awarded three points as FA UK London defaulted as they could not raise a team. The Dragons instead played the Dragons U10s in a splendid match which the U11s won – but not overwhelmingly so .
The U11 Girls home match was awarded to the Dragons as Pitshanger could not raise a team. The Dragons trained instead.
The U12 Boys were awarded three points as Hillingdon could not raise a team
The U12 Girls played a friendly away which resulted in a 2-2 draw. This was a useful exercise as some new players made their debut to general positive acclaim.
The U13 Girls had no match so trained instead.
The U13 Boys lost away against Hendon. The Dragons conceded an early penalty which did not bode well for the next 70 minutes. However, after being 0-3 down the Dragons bravely pulled one back before half time and things were looking up. Unfortunately their second half performance waned as another penalty against the Dragons was converted and a set piece from a corner saw their defence looking lost. The final score was harsh against an improving Dragons side.
The U14s had no match
The U15 Girls had no match
The U15 Boys just lost 0-1 at home to Harrow St Marys. The Dragons lost the ball in the midfield, with too few players goal side, resulting in a simple pass on for Hendon to score. This was to prove the only goal in an otherwise entertaining match.
The U17s lost away against Wealdstone. Although the Dragons side was depleted, with players away over half term, they bravely agreed to play the match. As the Dragons Manager said “ Annoyingly we would have easily beaten Wealdstone with a reasonable turnout and the score line fails to reflect the quality of our play for much of the game.”
The U18s had no game. If the Dragons win next week they will be on equal points with the Premier League leaders meaning an exciting Play Off to decide the division winners.
The Seniors had no match as they look forward to their quarter final of the Covid Cup