Results W/E 8th October 2023

A generally cracker of a weekend leaving many teams trailing in our wake:

The Firsts beat Feltham 6-3 at home. This was an exciting game for the massed fans as the Dragons conceded three goals in 20 minutes before organising themselves to pull back to 3-3 at half time. In the second period the Dragons took unquestionable control to bang in six goals. Remarkable.

The Blues lost 0-2 away to Goan. It was a close game up to halftime with the score at 0-0. The Dragons then returned to the pitch a little under par to give away 2 goals by mistake. Unfortunately the Goans were less generous.

The Old Dragonians lost 1-4 to Greenhill Rangers in the Sunday Junior Cup. The match proceded despite Greenhill failing to produce a team sheet before kick-off.  Greenhill provisionally take the tie pending an appeal..The U18 Boys drew 4-4 to Brazil Development away. A thrilling first game for the Dragons who are rebuilding – to come away with a point on the road was a worthy reward.The U17 Boys drew 3-3 to Harrow United away. The Dragons are playing at a higher level this season and have not quite settled into the footballing groove so at one point were 0-2 down. Once upon a time the Dragons might have folded at that point but not now as they fought back to draw 3-3 and were extremely unlucky not to be allowed the winning goal which was judged a millimetre offside.The U16 Boys beat Pro FA 2-1 at home. The Dragons were the stronger team on the day with lots of attempts on goal but only managed to convert two. Still, another 3 points with shooting practice scheduled for training.The U15 Boys won 3-2 away at Acton Ealing Whistlers. The Dragons put in a fantastic performance against a team that will be in the title race this season. The Dragons never looked like they would drop points and only bad fortune lead to the conceded goals.The U14 Boys beat Brook House 4-0 at home. The Dragons are getting into their footballing stride. Such is their growing confidence that their striker attempted a bicycle kick at goal and to the delight of the massed Dragons fans it went in! There is a long way to go but two wins out of two is a good start to the season.  The U13 Boys beat West Drayton 9-3 at home. Another large victory for these in-form Dragons which makes the upper echelons of the League surely in their sights.The U12 Boys beat Acton Ealing Whistlers 4-1 away. An imperious performance from the Dragons who worked well together entertaining their fans in the October sunshine.The U12 Boys White beat Belmont Bees 5-2 away. A fantastic bounce back from last week’s loss, the Dragons and their travelling fans bested the Belmont Bees in style.The new U11 Boys just lost to North London All Stars away. This was the first ever away match for the Dragons against an experienced side who have been playing together for 4 years. It takes time to build a side so frankly the veteran stand-in Dragons coach feared the worst but he was proved wrong. The Dragons improved as the match went on and scored twice to prove the point.The U18 Girls lost 0-2 at home to Brent Schools. After the Dragons’ first game of the season, the Coach reflected, “It’s not about the result but about trusting the process.” The Dragons had a strong second half performance, didn’t concede any goals and created good chances.The U16 Girls had no game.The U15 Girls beat Regents Park 2-0 at home. The cherry on top for the Dragons was retaining a clean sheet with a stellar defensive display whilst netting twice to claim all three points. The U14 Girls lost 0-3 to Islington Borough at home. The Dragons were under a lot of pressure during this game from a strong side fielded by Islington. The Dragons fought valiantly but it was not enough on this occasion.The U13 Girls beat Ruislip Rangers 2-1 away. A great game that was end to end and could have gone either way as the Dragons had no subs. Alas! The Dragons dug deep and held on to the lead.The U11 Girls had no game

The U10s trained with the U11s but will soon split off to be their own group