Finally the season has started. With no rain and no matches for months, they both came together. Despite the weather it was a very successful start:
The Firsts drew 1-1 away against the solid North West London. NW scored an early goal but it did not prevent the Dragons playing some fantastic football as they created a myriad of chances to equalise 15 min later. The Dragons kept up the momentum and a winning goal seemed constantly within their grasp. Unfortunately NW’s goalkeeper was absolutely outstanding as he saved NW from certain defeat. This was a good first match for the Dragons who look forward to next week.
The Blues away match v Kodak was postponed due to the League not being able to deal with the backlog of registrations in time.
The U18s soundly beat Belmont Bees 6-1 at home. This was a great start for the Dragons team, hand crafted from last season’s two U17 squads. They were 4-0 up at half time and then unstoppable after the break to hammer in another 4 goals. A late penalty was some consolation to Belmont but overall this was a very convincing Dragons first league win. Expectations are high.
The U17s will be awarded 3 points as Pitshanger could not raise a team
The U15 Boys beat Wealdstone 3-2 at home in a thriller of a match. The score was evenly poised at 2-2 well into the second half when the Dragons scored to lead. Wealdstone then played great football in a vain attempt to equalise. If the Dragons fans were ruthlessly honest they would admit to a collective sigh of relief when the final whistle blew to record a tremendous win
The U15s Girls match against Actonians was called off.
The U14s match against Bessingby Park Rangers was called off as water was lying on the pitch.
The U13 Boys will be awarded 3 points as the Spartans could not raise a team
The U13 Girls just lost 3-4 away to Actonians in a rather unsatisfactory match, not helped by the referee turning up 20 minutes late. The Dragons were missing a few key players but never the less put in a good performance. The general consensus was that the Actonians are a pleasant group rather marred by their coach who will not be a contender for the “Courteous Coach of the Year” award.
The U12 Boys match against Celtic was called off as water was still lying on the pitch
The U12s girls lost away to Barnet Nightingales in the first half but drew in the second. The Dragons took a little while to find their form, conceding a number of goals in the rain soaked first half. The weather improved markedly by halftime and so too did the Dragons. They were proud to report that they found their shape, producing a clean sheet in the 2nd half and a few potential scoring opportunities. In the end the Dragons came up a bit short on the scorecard but not in effort! The Dragons were excited to welcome four new players who fitted in very well and made immediate contributions.
The U11 Boys had no match scheduled – they start next weekend
The U11 Girls away match v Vicky Park Rangers was postponed
The U10s missed their training as the pitch was waterlogged.
The coaches look forward to their Conference organised by our Education Officer – the question on everyone’s lips is: “Have they done their homework?”