The first weekend of Feb was fruitful for the Firsts as they found footballing prowess over local foes.
The Firsts won 4-2 away at CB Hounslow. This was a very good win for the Dragons who worked very hard in poor conditions. The Dragons took their goals well and the hard work at training is beginning to pay off.
The Blues just lost 0-1 to Ruislip at home. Despite the Dragons both knowing they needed a result from this home clash, and trying their best to get one, Ruislip took the lead and managed to hold on to deny any points for the Blues.
The Old Dragonians drew 2-2 away at Seshfield Sundays. A thoroughly entertaining game despite the windy conditions, where the Old Ds squandered a 2-goal lead to allow Seshfield to grab a point. The game could well have ended 6-6 as the cross bar and posts took a beating. A special mention to the ref who was excellent.
The U16 Boys had no game.
The U15 Boys beat Bessingby Park 5-2 away on a rain sodden pitch. The Dragons were reduced to a bare eleven due to injury, but such is the quality of the team that this was of little consequence. At one stage the score was 1-1 and a tremor of worry flickered among the Dragons fans. Bessingby had a particularly powerful striker, but tight marking and poor shooting held him back. The Dragons proceeded to dance and skip around the puddles to emerge clear winners.
The U14 Boys won 1-0 at home to London Athletic. A goal in the opening minutes of the first half gave the Dragons the perfect start. Despite missing a few key players, the Dragons fought hard to maintain their lead with some solid defensive play. It was down to a determined team performance that saw the only goal of the match giving the Dragons a well-deserved three points.
The U13 Boys lost away to Wealdstone. This was a game where the Dragons were not at their best. The opposition was stronger and more competitive, giving them the edge. The Dragons move on by working harder at training.
The U12 Boys were beaten away by Brook House. Ultimately, BH came prepared to win. As for the Dragons, the squad didn’t really show up until the 2nd half. Although there was huge improvement after the break, the Dragons were already 4 down by this point. A classic case of not enough effort in the first half, that dictated the outcome of the game.
The U11 Boys just lost 1-2 to Princes Park away. The Dragons have improved but more tweaking remains. Paradoxically, the travelling Dragons had 70% possession during the first half and conceded two goals yet had less than 50% in the second but managed to score!
The U10 Boys trained.
The U11 Girls drew 2-2 at home to Alexandra Park. Yes, you read correctly. The new, improving, inspiring U11 Girls scored twice and held their opponents at bay. A great result for the Dragons as their hard work in training is starting to show on the pitch. The Dragons are gaining confidence on the ball and are working well in their positions.
The U12 Girls drew 0-0 with Ickenham away. The Dragons found themselves well matched and, after a slow start, had a couple attempts on goal but to no avail. Overall, it was a very good Dragons display to keep the score level.
The U13 Girls lost 0-2 away to AFC Leyton. Despite a strong performance and good win at home against Leyton last weekend, the Dragons couldn’t find the same form on the road. The Dragons came away with heads up knowing it was a game they could have won on a different day.
The U14 Girls had no game.
The U16 Girls narrowly lost 2-3 at home to undefeated Highbury Wolves. The Dragons were compact and made it hard for Highbury to penetrate their defence, when suddenly, a Dragon broke through with pace and slotted home to take the lead. HW were frustrated but kept up the pressure and found a reply. The game continued in such a manner when, 2 mins from the final whistle, the Wolves got lucky as a tail wind from Storm Malik assisted a wayward cross into the net. Yet, the Dragons showed they are a top 4 team and can be proud of themselves.