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GFSN Blackpool 2010 Tournament

First of all I’d like to thank all the Dragons making the trip to Blackpool for the annual GFSN summer get together.

I hope I’m speaking for everybody and a good time was had by all I know I enjoyed the weekend but I always do when I go away with the Dragons.

GFSN – National Tournament – Saturday 12th June 2010

From a personal point of view it was great to be fully fit for a change and able to participate in the tournament. On a sad note my last as 5’s manager as I am stepping down from that position at the AGM but not hanging my gloves up just yet.

We have loads to be proud of as a club every player who put on a Dragon shirt gave 110% effort and I could not of asked for more than that.

Dragons Red – having been drawn in what I thought was a very tough group we did brilliantly to win the group with 16 points winning 5 games drawing 1 and losing just the 1 game. In the last 16 we played out 0-0 with Irish Shamrock losing 2-1 on penalties. In the group stage the Dragons Red wins included one over Titans who went on to win the tournament. A few special mentions from that team from me and I’m so proud to say that Chris Crimmins won player of the tournament well done Chris a much deserved award as I know how much hard work you put in over last 18 months and you have so much talent. The other special mention goes to Mark Biggs who was asked to audition for the Wayne Rooney Street Striker on SKY 1 a much deserved ask for Mark as he scored some excellent goals on the day and is an all round football talent. A final mention for our defence well done only letting in 1 goal on the day.

Dragons Yellow – what an all round team performance in the group stage drawing 6 of their 7 games 0-0 and losing 2-0 in the other finishing in 6th place out of 8. Some special mentions here again from me. I’d like to thank both Jordan Wall and Richie Jones who don’t play a lot of football but gave their all on the day and without them we would not have achieved what we did. Also a big thank you to both Christian Jones and John A for playing with injuries. Finally the old men of the team Amos in goal still as reliable as ever and Jason for his experience in guiding the team and his 100% commitment. Even though we did not qualify for the main competition we went into the vase winning our last 16 game 1-0 against Mersey John A scoring our goal. With John injured in the previous game it proved a difficult quarter final game with only 5 fit players left on a hot day, the Dragons Yellow going down 3-0 to Mersey’s other team.

Once again thank you for yet another fantastic Dragons weekend away.

Dave Amos

5’s manager