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Leicester 6-a-side Tournament

Tournament Report – Leicester 6’s Sunday 5th September 2010

The Dragons once again were up bright and early to head for Leicester in force with 16 players travelling to make up the 2 Dragons teams, Dragons Blue and Dragons Red.  A big thanks to the drivers and all who made the trip. Thanks also to James Nelson who joined the Dragons for the day playing for the blue team.

Dragons Red – The Reds were unfortunate not to progress from their group of 6 with 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses from their 5 games missing out by 1 point to finalists Nottingham who’s 1-0 victory over us proved crucial. Despite a slow start the team played much attractive football on the day scoring 5 goals in the process. Unusually the games were quite long at 15 minutes and with large pitches and small goals most games in the competition did not see many goals scored. The Reds however created many opportunities scoring 5 well worked goals in their final 3 games scored by Mark (3), Anthony and Crispin with a fine turn and shot for his debut goal. Everyone gave full commitment to the cause and did the Club proud on the day.

Dragons Red – Murray Harvey (manager), Anthony Read (captain), Kris Llewellyn, Lyons, Crispin Seabrook, Mark Biggs, Dave Fry and Jordan Wall.

Results –

Dragons Reds   0  Nottingham1    1

Dragons Reds   0  Trowbridge      0

Dragons Reds   2  Leicester Yellows   0

Dragons Reds   1  Exeter    0

Dragons Reds   2  Birmingham2   3

Dragons Blue – In a very tough group the Blues battled hard throughout to gain 2 draws against Leicester Reds and Bristol but fell short of progression. This however was an improvement from last year in terms of points gained and also in the number of goals conceded, only 5 in their 6 games. Due to an extra team in the group the game duration was 10 minutes rather than 15. Two players James and Adam made their debuts for the Dragons on the day, very well played guys. There was a good commitment and desire to do well from everyone and despite many of the team not having played together as a squad before there was some nice football played at times and we were unfortunate not to score a goal or two from the chances we created. A mention to Dave Amos who was once again outstanding in between the posts in all our games. A valuable experience and learning curve for all those involved.

Dragons Blue-  Jason Cousins (manager), Dave Amos, Christian Jones, Jerry Bull, Stefan Morgan, John Ainsley, James Davidson, Adam Jones and James Nelson

Results –

Dragons Blues   0  Mersyside1    1

Dragons Blues   0  Leicester Reds   0

Dragons Blues   0  National Grid   2

Dragons Blues   0  Bristol    0

Dragons Blues   0  Birmingham1   1

Dragons Blues   0  Manchester1   1