A great result for the Firsts to keep our spirits high and hopes of promotion realistic.
The Firsts beat undefeated League leaders Clapton Community 1-0 at home. Despite a slow start in the first half, the Dragons dramatically improved in the second to grind out a well deserved three points. The Dragons v Clapton fixture is becoming somewhat of a frontpage fixture as old nemeses battle it out in different areas of the pitch (and side-lines) at every occasion to clinch the next win.
The Blues lost 0-2 to Acton Ealing Whistlers away. Again, the Dragons played well but are hampered by not having a full time goalie.
The Old Dragonians were closely beaten by Rajputs Del Mundo 2-0 away in the Division Cup.
The new Under 11 Boys lost to Princess Park Away. Princess Park scored first and then again to lead 0-2 before the Dragons pulled one back to make it 1-2 at half time. The second half remained competitive, albeit Princess Park were lucky to break away to score again and then be awarded a penalty. All in all, this was another good performance from the new U11s as they find their footballing feet.
The Under 12 Boys beat St Joseph’s 5-1 at home. The Dragons continue in their winning ways to the delight of coaches, managers, and fans world wide. The team is building a strong trust and confidence in each other that epitomises the Dragons approach.
The U13 Boys had a shocker of a match against Inv3ntive away. By the time the Dragons had realized that the “3” in Inv3ntive was deliberate they had let in 3 goals. The match reminded the Dragon fans just how psychological competitive sport is. Inbv3ntive were only a little better but, rather than rising to the challenge, some Dragons shrank back a little as they missed some of their players who were away over half term. The Dragons have it in them to get better and they will.
The Under 14 Boys beat ProFA 2-1 at home. This was a tough match against a tricky opposition for the Dragons. They dug deep and got the win, despite some difficult conditions and decisions.
The U15 Boys just lost to ProFA 1-2 at home. This was a good, close match where the Dragons scored first and then kept their 1-0 lead right up to minutes from the final whistle only to then let Pro FA score twice to win. The film rights would be valuable.
The U16s Boys beat Old Actonians 4-3 away. This was an exciting end to end match where the Dragons yet again showed their inner steel to come away with a decisive one goal lead.
The Under 17 Boys narrowly lost 1-2 to Brunswick away. A half term depleted squad meant only two subs but the Dragons came back from a 2 nil deficit to draw within one after an excellent header off a free kick. Late pressure was all from the Dragons but they came up just short.
All the Girls teams trained and will return to games this weekend after cleaning their boots over half term.
The U10s trained in preparation for entering the League.