Yorkshire 5-a-side tournament

Leeds 5’s Tournament – Sunday 20th March 2011

Two Dragons teams headed for a night out in Leeds and then to play in their annual
5’s tournament on the Sunday. In all 12 Dragons made the trip plus James who was
supporting us on the day.

Their was a good turnout of teams from across Britain with over 30 teams in all. Games
were of an 8 minute duration and played under similar rules and pitches we are used to
playing on midweek.

Dragons Blues

Unfortunately it was not to be for the Blues on this occasion as a lack of goals ultimately
cost them progression from their group. Defensively the Blues were very solid in the
main only conceding 5 goals in their 7 games but were only able to hit the net 3 times
with Anthony (2) and Ed the scorers. The group was a tough one with many teams
contesting the top 2 places until the final few games. The Blues finished on 7 points with
one win, 4 draws and 2 defeats.

Squad: Murray (manager), Anthony, Ed, Samuel, Ryan, Christian (GK)

Dragons Blues 2-1 Exeter
Dragons Blues 1-1 Bristol
Dragons Blues 0-0 Leicester 1
Dragons Blues 0-0 Mersey
Dragons Blues 0-1 Saltire
Dragons Blues 0-0 Nottingham 1
Dragons Blues 0-3 Yorkshire 1

Dragons Reds

Although results did not go in favour of the Reds the team played as a unit throughout
with everyone in the team raising their game on the day. They were unfortunate to
lose Danni to injury early on in the second game as she was playing well in her first
tournament for the Dragons. This left the Reds with only 5 players but despite this they
kept an excellent team spirit continuing to fight hard for everything whist playing some
intelligent football. They were very unfortunate not to gain a few more goals and points
against some strong teams. Jason was the Reds goal scorer.

Squad: Jason (manager), Richie, Jordan, Simon D, Danni and John A (GK)

Dragons Reds 0-2 Trowbridge 1
Dragons Reds 1-3 Leicester 2
Dragons Reds 0-3 London Titans
Dragons Reds 0-3 Brighton
Dragons Reds 0-1 Saltire 1
Dragons Reds 0-1 Manchester 1
Dragons Reds 0-5 Birmingham 2

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Bristol 5-a-side tournament

Venue: GOL Bristol on Sunday 6th March 2011

Firstly very well done to everyone on what was a very memorable day for Cardiff Dragons culminating in us claiming the winners trophy for a second time. 20 players and 3 supporters made the trip to Bristol on a sunny afternoon as we entered 3 Dragons teams with the rest of the 10 teams made up from host team Bristol Panthers, Trowbridge Tigers and Exeter Lions.

The teams were split into 2 groups with the group games lasting 12 minutes and semis and finals 2 halves of 12 minutes each.

Dragons Blues 1

Squad: Murray (manager), Anthony, Ryan, Simon D, Christian J, Crispin.

Blues 1 came back brilliantly from an early setback to secure the winners trophy defeating Bristol1 4-3 in a tense final. The winning goal came from Crispin but it was a great all round team effort throughout with some exciting football and everyone playing for each other. In their group Blues 1 finished second on 9 points with 3 wins and 1 defeat. The team scored 19 goals with Anthony and Crispin the main scorers on 8 and 7 respectively.

Results:

G-Dragons Blues 1 1-3 Bristol 1

G-Dragons Blues 1 3-1 Exeter

G-Dragons Blues 1 3-1 Trowbridge 1

G-Dragons Blues 1 2-1 Trowbridge 3

S-Dragons Blues 1 6-3 Exeter

F-Dragons Blues 1 4-3 Bristol 1

Goal scorers – Anthony 8, Crispin 7, Simon 2, Murray 2.

Dragons Reds

Squad: Jason (manager), Dave A, Sam A, Leanne, Dave F, Adam, Stefan.

A great achievement to reach the semi-final stages going down 4-2 to Bristol 1 in a close game. In the group stages the Reds finished second on 9 points with 3 wins and 1 defeat. I felt we played some excellent football both defensively and attacking wise throughout the day. The team scored 18 goals and each player can be very proud of their performance. Unfortunately we suffered from some tiredness and injuries to Amos and Sam late on but a successful day all the same.

Results:

G-Dragons Reds 8-1 Dragons Blues 2

G-Dragons Reds 3-0 Bristol 2

G-Dragons Reds 2-3 Exeter Lions

G-Dragons Reds 1-0 Trowbridge

S-Dragons Reds 2-4 Bristol 1

P-Dragons Reds 2-6 Exeter Lions (Play off 3rd/4th)

Goal scorers – Stefan 6, Dave Fry 5, Sam 3, Jason 2, Adam 2.

Dragons Blues 2

Squad: David K (manager), Daren, Darrin, Richie, Aris, Jordan,  Sam

A difficult afternoon for Blues 2 who had to contend with not having a dedicated goalkeeper plus injuries to both Sam and Aris on the day. Despite this everyone battled hard in each fixture with David leading the team well. Blues 2 were unlucky not to claim more than the one goal which was scored by Sam his debut goal for the Dragons. The team played in the usual excellent Dragons spirit and were a great support to the other Dragons teams.

Results

G-Dragons Blues 2 1-8 Dragons Reds

G-Dragons Blues 2 0-4 Trowbridge

G-Dragons Blues 2 0-5 Bristol

G-Dragons Blues 2 0-12 Exeter

Goal scorer –  Sam

After the football we ventured back to the Pineapple pub for some food and of course to collect our trophy at the presentation.

Dragon of the Tournament Votes

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