With some waterlogged pitches there was still action in both league and Cup competitions:
The U16 Boys were awarded an automatic home win in the League Trophy as Old Actonians could not raise a side.
The U15 Boys beat Pro FA 6-2 at home in the group stage of the League Trophy Cup. The Dragons played beautiful football in the first half but started to show off a little too much in the second – pirouetting around the hard-edged opposition who naturally took exception, leading to some tense moments. Overall, this was a masterful performance by the Dragons who have the talented squad needed to progress to the knockout stages.
The U14 Boys were beaten 1-4 by Football Samurai away. A frustrating game for the Dragons which saw them 0- 3 down by half time. After a motivational team talk, the Dragons started the second half well to score, before another controversial decision resulted in a penalty and the hill became too steep.
The U13 Boys beat London Athletic 2-1 at home. The Dragons demonstrated their resilience once again to come back from a goal down to win – for the second week in a row. The focus turns to this weekend where they have the opportunity to pile pressure on the mid table and draw ahead.
The U12 Boys narrowly lost 0-2 to Super Skills away. This was an improved performance since their last encounter when they lost 0-5. The Dragons held out for much of the match and created chances but were simply unlucky with a few opportunities..
The U11 Boys game at Pinnstars was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
The U10 Boys trained.
The U16 Girls were just beaten 0-2 by Highbury Wolves in the Cup Semi-Final. The Dragons worked tremendously hard and put in a gutsy defensive display. It was 0-0 at halftime and there was still everything to play for. Highbury dominated as the Dragons held on to launch promising counterattacks. Highbury pounced on an error to score and then scored again from a sensational freekick. A Herculean effort was needed by the Dragons in the last 5 minutes but alas time overtook them.
The U14 Girls had no game and prepared for an exhibition match against the touring Alaska Development Squad.
The U13 Girls had no game.
The U12 Girls narrowly lost 0-2 at home to Limehouse. The Dragons played well, creating opportunities to score but failed to find the back of the net. Unfortunately, both of Limehouse’s shots on goal were on target. The Dragons aim must be to increase the number of shots on goal.
The U11 Girls just lost at home to Hendon Youth. In sightly boggy conditions the Dragons fought for every ball and showed they have the stamina to compete with the League’s big names. The Dragons scored first and missed a penalty but alas were overtaken by a lucky Hendon.
The Firsts, Blues and Old Dragons did not play due to waterlogged pitches. The much-postponed OD’s Cup Semi-Final was again postponed – we remain on the edge of our seats.