Yet another solid weekend:
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The U18s beat Hendon 4-1 at home. This was the performance of the season with some Dragons having to play in different positions. They took the lead with a 25 yard screamer and were 2 – 0 up by half time. Two goals in the 2nd half, with one that nearly broke the net, completed the win. This was a great Dragons performance with every player contributing to a well-deserved victory.
The U17s beat Pinnstars 4-2 away. The newly resurgent Dragons took another step up the table this weekend with a convincing win. The Coach was quoted as saying after the match “The lads really played like a team and transferred all their hard work in training onto the pitch.”
The U15 Boys drew 4-4 away with Wealdstone. The Dragons conceded an initial goal but then quickly took a 3 – 1 lead into halftime. This week the Dragons game management was lacking and they allowed 3 second half goals to trail 3 – 4 going into the final minutes. The Dragons then followed their typical pattern of last minute theatrics to keep fans on their toes and fought back to earn a free kick to equalise in the final minutes.
The U15 Girls did not play
The U14 Boys again had no match
The U13 Boys beat Superskills 2-1 at home. This was a hard-fought win for the Dragons who scored an early goal, only to have it cancelled out moments later by a Super Skills quick equaliser. The Dragons’ second goal was a spectacular effort which deserves a nomination for goal of the season – a skilful flick, quick feet and accurate passing was finished off with a half volley into the top corner. The second half was goalless as the Dragons’ solid defence held off the Super Skills’ dogged attack. It was a close game which ended with a deserved 2-1 Dragons’ victory.
The U13 Girls just lost 2-3 to Ruislip Rangers at home. It was an evenly fought contest in the first half leaving it 1-1 at the break. In the second half Ruislip scored 2 almost identical goals with looping shots over the Dragons keeper. The Dragons continued to fight and clawed the score back to 2-3 and also hit the crossbar twice. Ruislip managed to hang, on making substitutions to keep fresh legs which the Dragons were unable to do. This was a fantastic effort from the Dragons nonetheless.
The U12 Boys beat Hillingdon Youth 2-1 away. The Dragons came back from being a goal down to defeat Hillingdon 2-1 away. The Dragons had great momentum and created several other chances in the second half.
The U12 Girls had no match
The U11 Girls lost 1-3 to Alexandra Youth Park at home. Alexandra took the lead and then scored again before the Dragons pulled back to 1-2 before conceding again. A good competitive match.
The U11 Boys beat Hanwell Town 4-0 at home in their 5th successive win. Hanwell were a good side and this was a competitive match from start to finish. The Dragons were just that little bit better on the day and as we all know how small differences in performance lead to goals which only take a second to score
The U10s trained before playing a friendly against the U11 Boys.
The Seniors lost 1 – 3 away to C B Hounslow. The Dragons started slowly and did not get into the game. At half time they were 0-2 down!! At the half time review it was agreed that the Dragons needed to be a bit more aggressive and maintain possession for longer periods to try to get something out of the game. The Dragons responded and there was an improvement, but just not enough to pull the game back.