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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