With half term there were fewer matches but with, yet again, the Firsts leading the way:
The Firsts beat Indian Gymkhana 3-0 away in the Premiership. The Dragons extended their outstanding run of form with another stellar performance. They controlled the game for long periods, capped with well-worked goals. A clean sheet was the cherry on the footballing top.
The Blues’ game to Hillingdon Abbots was postponed.
The Old Dragonians were beaten 0-3 at home by Hare & Hounds. An even game which swung on a 2-minute spell, 5 minutes before half time, with the visitors 0-1 up: The ODs midfielder put in an inviting cross that was met by a header that smashed against the post – a minute later H&H scored a second to win the division.
The U16 Boys just lost 0-2 to Hanwell Town at home. Against a Premier Division team, the Dragons spent much of the first half defending. A defensive mistake gave Hanwell their first goal and a penalty awarded in the second doubled their lead. This was not the Dragons best effort – yet the 9 points from the first 3 group matches should still put them through to the next round of the League Trophy Cup.
The U15 Boys had no game.
The U14 Boys did not play.
The U13 Boys beat Celtic 3-1 at home in the League Trophy Cup. The Dragons dominated from the start, playing sumptuous passing football. By the break, the Dragons were already 3 up thanks to a first half hattrick by their No. 9. The Dragons then held their own after switching styles and, despite conceding a rebound, ended the game on top.
The U12 Boys had no game.
The U11 Boys were beaten 1-4 away at Pinnstars. With the bulk of the Dragons’ squad absent this was a brave outing for the Dragons who almost pulled off an unexpected win as they created numerous real goal scoring opportunities.
The U10 Boys trained.
The U16 Girls had no game.
The U14 Girls had no game.
The U13 Girls were narrowly beaten 1-3 at home by Most Wanted Elite. In a hotly contested game, the tremendous effort and spirit shown by the Dragons roused huge applause. The Dragons goal scored straight from a corner is a possible contender for “Goal of the Season”.
The U12 Girls had no game.
The U11 Girls lost to Actonians away. It was a hard game for the Dragons who were missing 5 players on holiday. Despite the disadvantage, the Dragons dug deep and played well in the first half, going into the break only 1-2 down. Actonians pulled away in the second half, but the Dragons kept their heads up and played hard until the end.