Results W/E 7th April 2024

A mixed week after the Easter break we hopeful drift into better weather and longer days:

The Firsts drew 1-1 to Jolof Sports away. The First were left to rue missed chances as they came away with a draw, knowing they could have gained all three against a Jolof side they have beaten emphatically before. Jolof had made it a tricky day for the Dragons. Looking ahead to the final string of fixtures, and despite a game against title rivals Shepherd’s Bush, there are points on the table the Dragons will fancy.

The Blues lost away at Portobello. A tough day for the Blue who were shut out of Portobello’s final third and didn’t manage to test their keeper enough. The Dragons have a fortnight break now from League fixtures to regroup.

The Old Dragonians beat Inter Manor 4-1 at home. Whilst not being at their best, the Old Ds fine end of season run extended to 6 unbeaten with 5 wins and a draw. On a blustery day at the Linford Christie Stadium the Dragons, playing with the wind at their back, were clinical and cruised to a 4-1 halftime lead. They continued to control the second half and Inter Manor had not a sniff of getting back into the game.

The new U11 Boys had no scheduled game.

The U12 Boys Red lost 1-3 to Spartan in the League Trophy. The Dragons traveled to the Spartan backyard with hopes of an upset against a team that is in the league above. Despite their confidence, and passages of good play, the Spartans overcame the Dragon’s defence three times to win.

The U12 Boys White were awarded an automatic away win in the League Trophy as Hanwell Town could n’t raise a side.

The U13 Boys lost at home to Pinnstars. This was always going to be a difficult match with the Dragons missing so many players. Many teams might have been tempted to call the match off but the Dragons bravely walked out onto the pitch and did their best in the difficult circumstances.

The U14 Boys were awarded an automatic away win as Hanwell Town couldn’t raise a side. The Dragons are now equal top of the Division and there will have to be a Play-Off to decide who is the Champion.

The U15 Boys were awarded an automatic home win in the League Trophy as Parkfield couldn’t raise a side.

The U16 Boys were awarded an automatic home win as London Athletic couldn’t raise a side.

The U17 Boys had no scheduled game.

The U18 Boys lost 0-2 at home to Ickenham in the League Trophy. The Dragons played an opponent they are very familiar with, having matched up several times in the League. Unfortunately, it was one of those days where nothing the Dragons tried worked. As spring gets underway and the pitches improve, the increased game time will be very much welcomed.

The U10 Boys trained.

There were no Youth Girls games who still enjoyed their Easter break.