Match Report : Saturday 14th September
United Dragons, fresh from their summer break, kick started their season in the Camden and Regents Park Youth League.
Excitement and anticipation was building in the North London area whilst and it was our U7 and U9’s that kicked off proceedings.
U7s Mini Matches
Emotions were at a boiling point in the U7 opening game where the rip roaring, end to end action resulted in our boys earning a well-deserved victory, courtesy of a beautifully placed strike from the impressive Rory Galvin. Our young dragons suffered defeat in the very next game, however coach Chris made changes and the Dragons once again attacked with zeal. The boys bounced back to claim two solid draws to end the day with 1 win, 1 loss and 2 draws. Coach Chris emphasised how impressed he was with the team work shown by the boys.
Player of the day: Rory Galvin
UDFC U9 White V Regents Park Wizards
Our mighty U9 white team took to the field and within 5 minutes of the 19/20 season found themselves 4-0 up. With a first half lead of 6-0, coach Ryan shuffled the pack. The boys went out in the second half and replicated their terrific performance. Final result, 12-0.
MOM: Daniel Bowman
UDFC U9 Red V The Hill
A thrilling match saw the Hill snatch a 1-0 win in the dying moments from an unfortunate own goal. Superb first performance from the boys fresh from their promotional success from last season. Coach Daryl remained upbeat and commented that he is confident that this outstanding group will bounce back and keep improving.
MOM: James Tracey
UDFC U9 Blue V The Rockets
Stalemate as UDFC played a closely contested game with the resolute Rockets. Both teams showing how to defend and ultimately cancelling each other out.
MOM: Oliver Monterio
UDFC Girls U11 V Regents Park
Our girls played some excellent football and the tie certainly served up plenty of entertainment. Our Dragons were a constant threat on the opposition goal but struggled to break down their stubborn defence. Superb performances throughout.
UDFC Girls U11 V Brent FA
Our girls put up an almighty effort against a team that were head and shoulders above them in height and in age. This game was truly, David V Goliath. The girls played some slick football and nearly found themselves taking the lead from the dangerous Asher. Ultimately the girls lost but won the hearts of all the spectators. Coach Chris was super proud and has faith that these dragons will have a successful season.
UDFC U11 Blue V Drayton Park Manor
Our boys were itching to get going this season and the score line reflects their eagerness and passion. A superb 9-1 win for UDFC. Coach Ben joked, we could have scored even more! The boys were sensational today.
UDFC U11 Red V North West Academy
New faces made their mark for UDFC against North West Academy, but it was the teams character that left the greatest impression on coach Denerson. Goals from Augi and Andreas secured a routine 2-0 win. Special mention must go to Rayansh for producing some acrobatic style saves.
UDFC U13 V Belsize Park
The first 11 V 11 games resulted in a clean sheet and four beautifully worked team goals. Constant threats on the counter attack and sturdy, compact defence let to limited opportunities for the opponent. Great start boys!
To summarise a breath taking day of football. Our Dragons served up some sublime moments of individual and team goals. Across 12 fixtures, we scored an impressive 27 goals.
……This is just the beginning. GO DRAGONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!