Happy New Year to all the worldwide Dragons. Heavy rain and covid led to postponed games but the Dragons generally did well when they could find oppositions able and willing to play:
The U16 Girls were awarded an automatic away win as Stoke Newington have withdrawn from the League.
The U14 Girls thumped local rivals Actonians 7-0 away. All credit to the Dragons who found the steel to score 7 times in torrential rain. In a thrilling contest, the Dragons started with only 9 players. Despite being at a numerical disadvantage for the whole match, the Dragons started positively and by half time were 3-0 up. Moving from strength to strength, 4 more goals were fired home. A well-deserved first win of 2022.
The U13 Girls beat Broomwood 2-1 at home. The Dragons looked as if they had barely spent a minute away from a football pitch as they controlled the tempo of the game and dictated play. The Dragons sit comfortably above Broomwood in the League but knew a win would be the only satisfactory result. Regardless of an infuriating late goal from the visitors, the Dragons got the win they desired.
The U12 Girls did not play.
The U11 Girls were beaten away at Islington Borough. The heavy rain throughout the game made for a physically exhausting contest. Nevertheless, the Dragons played well and kept their fighting spirit until the final whistle. They were rewarded for their endeavour with 2 late goals to finish on a high as they bolted home for hot showers and a change of clothes.
The U18 Boys fixture against Bessingby Park Rangers was postponed.
The U16 Boys were awarded an automatic home win as Old Actonians could not field a team.
The U15 Boys had no game.
The U14 Boys beat Omonia 3-2 at home to reach the Cup Semi Finals. The match started badly with Omonia scoring in the first minute. Rather than implode, the Dragons kept their heads and proceeded to dominate possession. The breakthrough finally came just before half time and the teams went in 1-1. After the break, a second goal quickly followed for the Dragons, and when a third goal was found with 10 mins to go, the game looked to be safe. However, the Dragons then had another goal disallowed and Omonia pulled one back to set up a nail-biting finish. Yet, the mighty Dragons held on to win.
The U13 Boys had no game.
The U12 Boys had no game.
The U11 Boys game to CS Rangers away was cancelled.
The U10 Boys return to training this coming Saturday.
The Firsts did not have a game scheduled.
The Blues’ match against Goan United was postponed due to Covid issues.
The Old Dragonians did not have a game.