Jack Walsh Tournament - Riding high after a 5-0 league start, the Dragons started bracket play with a tough opening match vs. Horsham Havoc. Finding themselves down 2-0 in the second half, the Dragons maintained focus and netted two goals to earn a well-deserved point. The Dragons next match resulted in a 9-0 win over Glen Rock Shooting Stats and ended Saturday with a 1-0-1 record.
In Sunday’s matchup, the Dragons faced a tough Aston United team – the Dragons maintained a high level of attacking pressure throughout and posted a 4-0 win. Finishing bracket play with a 2-0-1 record, advancement came down to tie breakers where the Dragons lost out to Horsham by one on goal differential.
It was a great weekend for the team with eight players scoring and two shutouts posted; but more importantly, the team learned how to face adversity on the field and battle back when trailing.
Central League - Two more Central League games closed out the month for the team. With ongoing focus on position rotation, tracking back on defense, and playing out wide, the team earned wins over Phoenixville SC (9-0) and King of Prussia SC (11-0) to bring their Central League record to 7-0-0.
By the end of October, the Dragons were getting much more balanced scoring across the team as each player was gaining comfort with each position. Each player by this point had already netted at least two goals each and all had contributed to posting shutouts in four of the five games in the month of October.