A fantastic weekend! The Firsts won again as did all the Girls’ teams:
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The Firsts beat Camden United 3-2 away. It was a tight contest, but the Dragons found the all-important winner in this Premier Division match. A win on the road and a just reward for the hard-working Firsts. It is too early to look at the league tables and do complicated calculations but some have succumbed to temptation.
The Blues beat Hillingdon Abbots 4-0 at home. A wonderful win. The Blues created chances and kept solid to soundly defeat the traveling Hillingdon.
The Old Dragonians had their game postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The Under 17 Girls beat Limehouse 4-2 at home. Good commitment from the Dragons lead to this well-deserved win. Limehouse scored twice from corners which gave the Dragons some cause for thought but nevertheless the coaches were pleased overall.
The Under 15 Girls thumped Enfield Town 8-0 at home. The Dragons’ performance was fantastic as they carried out their game plan and ran hard every minute of the game to score some brilliant goals. A statement win for the Dragons.
The Under 14 Girls beat Actonians 2-1 at home. Despite heavy rain the Dragons shone brightly, rattling the crossbar twice and scoring from clever play down the right. In the second half Actonians scored against the run of play, but the Dragons showed resilience to find a winner.
The Under 13 Girls beat Hillingdon Abbots 6-1 away. This was an amazing performance by the Dragons. Hillingdon Abbots kept up the pressure right to the very end and managed to score a penalty, but it was little consolation in the end.
The Under 12 Girls racked up an incredible 15-1 home win against Roses FC. The Dragons did not allow the holiday rest nor bad weather to affect their teamwork and consistency. Some great team play and solid defending led to plenty of goals and joy.
The new Under 11 Boys narrowly lost 2-4 to Brook House at home. The Dragons dominated large parts of the game and should have won by half time – but instead found themselves 0-2 down and with work to do. Incredibly the young Dragons levelled with BH but a late lapse in concentration allowed BH to put the game beyond reach.
The Under 12 Boys and the Under 13 Boys had their games postponed due to waterlogged pitches.
The Under 14 Boys were beaten at home by AEK Black in the Middlesex Cup. A fixture made more difficult by the driving rain, the Dragons scored two goals but were caught open too many times at the other end to lose at full time.
The Under 15 Boys away game to Hendon was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
The Under 16 Boys beat Brook House 8-3 at home in the driving rain. This was one of those matches when the massed fans deserved as much credit as the players who were at least kept warm running around in the rain. Brook House never gave up but should have been beaten by more if the Dragons had not been a bit lax at the back on occasion whilst failing to always capitalise up front.
The Under 17 Boys Cup fixture to Highgate and Muswell Hill was postponed.
The Under 10s trained in preparation for entering the League