We have started 2023 in mostly tremendous form:
The Firsts beat AVA 3-0 at home. The Dragons bounced back, revigorated rather than somnolent, after the break to dominate the match. Three goals, and that so important a clean sheet, made for a clinical return to football.
The Blues had no game.
The Old Dragonians were beaten by Northwood Stags away. The Old Ds had a gruelling fixture in sweeping rains and hail. Despite fielding 10 players, the Dragons produced a spirited performance in a goalless first half. Losing another 3 players to injury meant however the Old Ds eventually succumbed to defeat and returned to the changing rooms to thaw off.
The U17 Boys beat Harefield United 3-2 on penalties in the Middlesex Cup at home. The Dragons provided early New Year drama in the heavy rain. After finishing 1 apiece in normal time, the Dragons faced penalties for the second cup match in a row. They were 0-2 down after the first two rounds. Harefield then incredibly missed their next 4 attempts – including being thwarted by two fantastic saves by the Dragons keeper who then wrapped up to win
The U16 Boys had no match.
The U15 Boys won 4-1 away at London Athletic. The driving rain and muddy pitch couldn’t stop the Dragons who were on fire to win convincingly. A good three points on the road.
The U14 Boys lost 1-4 at home to Acton Ealing Whistlers. Despite a good performance in difficult conditions the Dragons took longer than their opponents to warm up after the break.
The U13 Boys had no match.
The U12 Boys beat London Eagles 3-2 away in a thriller. Another epic game for the undefeated Dragons this season. The last 10 minutes proved immense as the Dragons scored twice to after being behind for most of the 2nd half.
The new U11 Boys had no match due to Larkspur’s pitch being waterlogged.
The U10s trained in preparation for entering the League.
The U17 Girls had no match.
The U15 Girls thumped Enfield Town 6-1 away. The Dragons picked up where they had left off to win their 7th straight match in a row. Even after a slow start, and going 0-1 down, the Dragons work rate progressively improved as they made increasingly better decisions to power ahead.
The U14 Girls beat Actonians 4-2 away. This was all about the team performance after going 1-2 down the Dragons came back to win. They showed grit and determination to move to second in the table. Onwards and upwards!
The U13 Girls beat Wealdstone 1-0 at home. This was a surprisingly physical match, but the Dragons weathered the storm to go 1-0 up early in the game. It was then a case of defending gallantly to cling onto their lead in a tense encounter.
The U12 Girls lost 0-2 to Aspire FC at home. A tough result for the young Dragons after the festive break but they have lots to be proud of as they return to the fray.