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Update 18th July 2024

Thank you those kind people who voluntarily donated to allow the Club to run its activities without charging players.

Over the summer we are running Soccer Schools:

Sunday 28th July: Festival of Activity and Wellbeing in Holland Park, W8 6LU
The Dragons are running free football sessions from 11am to 12.30pm and then again from 1.30 to 3pm. All ages welcome but particularly 10-year-old boys and girls who would like to play in the new Under 11 Dragon boys and girls teams in September.  

Monday 29th July to Thursday 1st August – The Dragons Summer Soccer School from 10am to 1pm each day at Kensington Memorial Park (St Marks Park), W10
The Soccer School is for 9,10 and 11 year old Boys and Girls wanting to play football next season. To preregister contact Angela on: admin@kensingtondragons.com or register on the day. There is no charge but voluntary contributions are always welcome.

Thursday 22 August  the Dragons will be running a free Soccer School from 10.30-3pm in Kensington Memorial Park.

Enjoy the summer

Update 19th June 2024

At last Summer seems to have arrived:

Despite it costing around £300 per player for the season we have kept to our policy of not charging any player to join in. If however your can afford to contribute please help by clicking the DONATE button.

Your reward will not just be in heaven – those donating will secure a much-prized invitation to the Supporters’ Reception on Tuesday 2nd July

End of Season Event: This year we are having to organise events on a Team by Team basis as the Council is doing much needed construction work at LCS.  Portacabins have been installed blocking the spaces we would normally use. We are now such a big club that we must cater for over 300 players etc so it is just not practical in the space available. We may have a bumper celebration at the start of next season instead if the rejuvenation of LCS proceeds as planned.   
 
On Sunday 28th July: Festival of Activity and Wellbeing in Holland Park, W8 6LU
The Dragons will run free football sessions from 11am to 12.30pm and then again from 1.30 to 3pm. All ages welcome

From Monday 29th July to Thursday 1st August – The Dragons Summer Soccer School from 10am to 1pm each day at Kensington Memorial Park (St Marks Park), W10 6BZ
The Soccer School is for 9, 10 and 11 year old Boys and Girls wanting to play football next season. To preregister contact Angela on: admin@kensingtondragons.com or register on the day. There is no charge but voluntary contributions are always welcomed via the website

On Thursday 22 August  the Dragons will run a free Soccer School from 10.30-3pm in Kensington Memorial Park.

Update W/E 9th June 2024

With the season over there is much to think about as we plan the way forward.

As is our longstanding policy we did not charge any player from any team to join in but we have had to pay to all the costs – eg hiring the pitches. If any parent, or player, can afford to contribute then please don’t hesitate!  Just click on the DONATE button.

Your reward will not just be in heaven – those making significant donations will secure a much-prized invitation to the Supporters’ Reception on Tuesday 2nd July

Normally we would now be busy organising our End of Season Event at LCS but it is not practical this year as portacabins have been installed in preparation for major works to the stadium. We will be talking to each team to make alternative arrangements.

The U11 Girls entered the Denham Tournament and did magnificently. They battled through to meet Ickenham Cheetahs in the Final and then just lost in extra time to a golden goal.

The U13 Boys beat Youngs FC 5-0 in a Friendly at home. The historically minded will remember that when the Dragons last played  a Friendly there was more disruption than absolutely necessary. This time round however the fixture was a delight to all.

On Sunday 28th July: Festival of Activity and Wellbeing in Holland Park, W8 6LU
The Dragons are running free football sessions from 11am to 12.30pm and then again from 1.30 to 3pm. All ages welcome.

From Monday 29th July to Thursday 1st August – The Dragons Summer Soccer School from 10am to 1pm each day at Kensington Memorial Park (St Marks Park), St Mark’s Rd, London W10 6BZ
The Soccer School is for 9, 10 and 11 year old Boys and Girls wanting to play football next season. To preregister contact Angela on: admin@kensingtondragons.com or register on the day. There is no charge but voluntary contributions are always welcomed via the website.  

 

Results Bank Holiday W/E 27th May 2024

The Firsts are finishing the season in fantastic form smashing their way from one win to the next:

Results Bank Holiday W/E 27/05/2024

The Firsts beat Camden & Islington  4-0 at home. Despite going ahead early on, the  start saw a hotly contested battle for the midfield with the Dragons giving away needless freekicks. The game threatened to become scrappy with neither side able to take full control. The Dragons dug in and broke down several C&L attacks – keeping their somewhat old fashioned no.9 in their pocket – while trying to catch them on the break. The second half was a different affair with the Dragons looking sharper and more dangerous on the counter attack. Three second half goals were just rewards and another clean sheet was the icing on the footballing cake.

The Blues and the Old Dragonians had no games.

The U13 Girls drew 0-0 with Islington Borough away. The Dragons walked out into the glorious Saturday sunshine ready to take the game to Islington, knowing it could put distance between them and their rivals in the League. The Dragons battled hard to create chances at every opportunity but just could not find a way past the Islington keeper; but they also kept firm at the back and so settled for a share of the points.

The U14 Girls just lost 1-2 at home to Broomwood. In front of the final home crowd of the season, the Dragons did not end their otherwise commendable campaign as they would have wanted. Nevertheless, they played well and fought hard which is a testament to their development throughout the year. The Dragons have earned a rest, and will come back even stronger.

All other Youth Girls teams had no scheduled games.

The Boys Youth teams matches are over. The U10 Boys trained.

Results W/E 19th May 2024

A great week for the Dragons as we approach the final end of the season firing on all goal scoring cylinders:

The Firsts emphatically beat London Tigers 5-0 at home on Thursday. The Dragons started well but the Tigers managed to hold their own in a tight first half to leave it 1-0 at the break. The fruits of the Dragons hard labour then became apparent as they scored a second early goal. The Tiger’s floodgates opened and the Dragons scored again and again and again, through some incredible long-range efforts that flew in to finish an enjoyable win.

The Firsts beat Slough Town 3-0 away on Saturday. After a short two-day turnaround, the Dragons travelled West to face a relegated Slough Town. The Dragons may have been forgiven for being leggy due to the tight match schedule but, buoyed by their earlier goal fest, they pounded in another three goals to add to the week’s tally, whilst keeping watertight in defence to have back to back clean sheets.

The Blues and the Old Dragonians had no scheduled games as they have finished their seasons.

The U13 Girls beat Denham United 4-1 at home. This was a vital three points for the Dragons who had to focus and deliver late on in the season to lift them above local rivals Ealing Trailfinders. The win means that their fate will be in their own hands as they go into their last game of the season next Saturday – a win and they win the League’s Runners Up Cup.  All eyes are on the weekend to come.

All other the Youth Girls teams had no scheduled games.

All the Youth Boys teams have ended their seasons and had no scheduled games.

The U10 Boys trained.

Results W/E 12th May 2024

With the season drawing to an end:

The Firsts had no game.

The Blues beat Wiseman West 4-0 at home. A solid win for the Dragons on home turf to end their season in great form. The squad has improved and improved over the season to develop a solid foundation for the whole Seniors’ section.

The Old Dragonians had no game.

The U12 Boys Red played out a thrilling contest in the Semi Final of the League Trophy, valiantly losing 2-4 to Super Skills at home. Playing a team in the league above, the Dragons had to work hard to thwart SS attacks, with the Dragons keeper making great saves to show why he’s the best shot stopper in the division. Despite their best efforts the Dragons found themselves 0-2 down at the break with a huge effort needed in the second half. In a moment that breathed extra belief into the Dragons, the SS keeper spilled the ball and the Dragons pounced to half the deficit – it was game on. An end to end game ensued that fell in SS favour as they scored twice more. At 1-4 down, with six minutes to go, the Dragons scored again through amazing intricate play in the final third. Alas, the final whistle came too soon and the Dragons Cup run came to an exhilarating, but sad, end.

All other Youth Boys had no scheduled games and the U10 Boys trained.

The U16 Girls were narrowly beaten 0-1 by Islington Borough at home. A closely fought game that the Dragons were unlucky to lose. Nevertheless they dug in and fought hard to the very end, a testament to the squad’s depth of character.

The U14 Girls were awarded an automatic home win as Islington Borough forfeited.

The U13 Girls beat Ealing Trailfinders 3-1 at home. A statement win against local rivals that the Dragons enjoyed, passing and moving well and working together.

The new U11 Girls lost 2-5 to Alexandra Park at home. After a good start the Dragons had momentary lapses of concentration which lead to their defence being out of position too often. Apart from that, the Dragons kept playing with smiles on their faces.

Results W/E 5th May 2024

The Seniors led the way this weekend whilst it was only the U12 Boys who went through to the next round of the Trophy Cup:

The Firsts beat Hayes and Hillingdon 3-2 at home. This was a particularly pleasing win against one of the leading teams in the League. After a very fast start the Dragons were 1-0 up but then had to weather some challenging periods. The Dragons showed the spirit and quality that the Coaches expect and in doing so have set the platform for next season.

The Blues drew 3-3 to Kodak away. A great performance from the Blues who were unlucky not to clinch a win away from home.

The Old Dragonians beat Hillingdon Abbots 4-2 away. A great way to sign off the Old Ds season with a comprehensive victory over HA which also included their forwards 3rd hattrick of the season. The Dragons are unbeaten in their last 8 games which is a great credit to the players and Coaches who have worked hard throughout the season.

The U12 Boys Red beat London Eagles 5-3 at home to go through to the SF of the League Trophy. A good game to watch with lots of goals and passion. The Eagles tried to get back into the game in the second half but were met with solid saves. Another two goals from the Dragons caused a few tempers to flare towards the end, but the Dragons kept their heads, and crucially the lead, to go through to the Semi Finals.

The U12 Boys Whites lost 2-6 to Headstone Manor in the QF of the League Trophy. Trying to emulate their fellow 12 Boys Red, the Dragons battled as hard as they could and left everything on the line. Alas, it wasn’t to be this time.

The U15 Boys drew 1-1 at home to Regents Park in normal time of their League Trophy QF only to then bow out 1-3 in penalties. The Dragons were 1-0 up at halftime but RP got the equaliser early in the second. From then on each team dug down and as hard as they tried, no one could find a winner. The Dragons played well but will be practising penalties over the summer.

The U17 Boys inexplicably lost their lead in the last three minutes to Celtic away in the League Trophy. Both sets of spectators were put through the ringer in this most exciting of matches. Recovering from 1-2 down at half time, the Dragons were the better side for 42 minutes of the second half, scoring twice in 3 minutes. Leading 3-2 with a place in the semifinal almost in their grasp the Dragons somehow managed to concede once in normal time and 2 more in added time to lose 5-3. A painful lesson in game management to learn and benefit from next season.

The U18 Boys lost 2-4 at home to Regents Park in the QF of the League Trophy. The Dragons played well and hard but eventually, at the final whistle, were the ones on the wrong side of the scoreline and thus their Cup run ended.

The U11 Boys, U13 Boys, U14 Boys and U16 Boys had no scheduled games.

The U10 Boys trained.

The new U11 Girls beat Brook House 4-0 away. Another great win for the Dragons who displayed incredible team work from beginning to end.

The U13 Girls lost 1-2 at home to Most Wanted Elite. The Dragons fought a close contested game and were unlucky to not win.

The U14 Girls lost 2-4 away to Islington Borough away. Away to a formidable opponent, the Dragons gave everything they could on the pitch and played well. A result to learn and build from.

The U16 Girls had no game.

Results W/E 28th April 2024

A successful weekend which produced another winning trophy:

The Firsts drew 2-2 with Hilltop FC away. The Dragons controlled the game from start to finish and looked set to win. Fortune however favoured Hilltop who were lucky to get a share of the points through two own goals.

The Blues beat Acton Ealing Whistlers 9-1 at home. An empathic and joyous victory from the Blues who more than played their part in a 10 goal thriller – or perhaps a 9 goal demolition – in front of home fans.

The Old Dragonians had no game.

The U12 Boys Red beat Titans 7-1 at home in the League Trophy. After going one down early in the first half the Dragons pulled their socks up and took complete control – hitting the back of the net no less than seven times with some incredible finishing. Solid defending and a real show of teamwork, all against a team that they had lost to twice in the league, meant a well-deserved place in the Quarter Finals.

The U14 Boys beat Hanwell Town 4-1 away in the League Title Playoff to win their division. This was a tremendous result for the Dragons in a match marked by good sporting competitive behaviour from both sides. The Dragons started a little weak to leave the score 0-0 at the break. The second half was an entirely different affair as they eventually beat Hanwell convincingly – not a result that many would have forecast as Hanwell are a good team.

The U17 Boys just lost to League leaders North London Stars 3-4 at home in the group stage of the League Trophy. Despite playing much of the first half with 10 men, the Dragons scored first to be 2-1 up at half time. A few second half errors cost them dearly and NLS came back to lead 4-2 until the Dragons scored with 5 mins left. Alas, time ran out before parity could be restored.

All other the Youth Boys teams had no matches.

The U10 Boys trained.

The U16 Girls drew 1-1 to Broomfield at home. A well fought contest that the Dragons had opportunities to win but this time round a draw was a fair result.

The U14 Girls had a double header at Enfield Town away, winning the first 2-1 but losing the second 0-1. In a finely balanced first half, a goal came from a perfect corner that was headed in at the far post. Barnet then scored a deserved equalizer in the second half before the Dragons tapped in a winner from a corner after almost scoring from open play. In the second leg, the Dragons were the stronger team but didn’t convert their chances. The second half was more even with the deciding moment coming from a free kick just outside the box that soared past the Dragons keeper.

The U13 Girls lost 1-4 to Alexandra Park away. This was a tough day for the Dragons but despite the loss, they still sit third in the League, and just above AP, having played one less game.

The new U11 Girls beat Ruislip Rangers 2-1 away. Another great win for the Dragons who played well from the beginning to the end.

Results W/E 21st April 2024

A good weekend saw the Dragons undefeated!

The Firsts drew 2-2 to Slough Town at home. The Dragons did well to score from a penalty in the last few minutes to draw with only 9 players left on the pitch. Dragon fans resist casting aspersions on refereeing decisions as they know it is a difficult job. On this occasion however requesting that the Dragon goalkeeper take early retirement was really rather inexplicable.

The Blues had no game.

The Old Dragonians had no game.

The U14 Boys beat Inv3ntive 2-1 away in the League Trophy. The match was switched at the last moment because the grass was too long on Inv3ntive’s pitch.  The Dragons had a tough time defending but managed to hang on to their slender lead – despite Inv3ntive’s parents proving to be over-excitable at times; they would be advised to read calming books over the summer. The Dragons will not know for a week or so whether they will make it through to the next round of the Cup.

The U17s Boys beat Old Actonians Red 6-3 in the League Trophy at home. With almost a full squad the Dragons looked like their usual indomitable, gifted selves to lead 4-1 before the beginnings of a wobble led to the OA’s pulling back to 4-3 behind. The Dragons then thrust all hints of a wobble aside to score twice and win convincingly  – despite one of their number being forced to take early retirement.  

All other Youth Boys either had no scheduled games or were awarded automatic wins due to forfeits. 

The U10 Boys trained.

The new U11 Girls beat St Joseph’s 4-2 at home. Great play from all Dragons involved with a new signing scoring a hattrick on their debut. A sign of things to come?

The U13 Girls beat Ruislip Rangers 6-0, then drew 1-1, in a League double header. The Dragons couldn’t have performed any better in a stellar first-leg display that shut out RR completely, racking up a large win. They understandably had a tougher challenge in the second leg, where RR had a point to prove.

The U14 Girls beat Actonians 2-0 at home. A comfortable win by the Dragons against local rivals Actonians. The Dragons didn’t look stretched at any point.

The U16 Girls beat Barnet Nightingales 3-2 away. The Dragons had a slow start and struggled in the first half. After a couple of tactical changes, and an inspired team talk by the Coaches, the Dragons showed strength of character and resilience flipping the result from being 0-2 down to a 3-2 win.

Results W/E 14th April 2024

Thank you all those who have made voluntary donations to help pay our way. A mixed weekend saw:

The Firsts just lost 1-2 to League leaders Shepherds Bush at home.
The Dragons took this game right to the wire and put in an almighty performance that jeopardised Shepherd’s Bush’s title challenge. On home turf, it shows what the Dragons are capable off and the heights they can achieve. A victory of sorts can be taken from this defeat.

The Blues had no game.

The Old Dragonians had no game and instead played a friendly against the U18 Boys.

The new U11 Boys had no game.

The U12 Boys Red beat Northfields United 3-2 away in the League Trophy. After going 0-2 down in the first half, the Dragons put on a display of real grit to come back to win. They showed what determination and teamwork can do.

The U12 Boys White were awarded an automatic home win to LJJ Frontiers in the League Trophy.

The U13 Boys had no game.

The U14 Boys drew 2-2 at home to Kodak in the League Trophy. Kodak are in a higher division than the Dragons and so assumed they would coast to an easy win. They were disabused in this highly charged competitive match. With the score at 2-1 to the Dragons, Kodak were lucky to equalise minutes from the end.

The U15 Boys beat the Eight FC 7-4 at home in a convincing win. This was the sixth win in six matches for the Dragons who have turned around their season from a mid season wobble. A fantastic performance to end the league games.

The U16 Boys were awarded an automatic home win against Old Actonians.

The U17s lost 2-5 away to Hillingdon Abbots in a match that was much closer than the scoreline suggests. The Abbots scored two fine goals but were gifted another 3 by Dragons’ mistakes. A 2-2 score would have been a better reflection on the match.

The U18 Boys had no game.

The U10 Boys trained.

The new U11 Girls beat Whetstone Wanderers 5-1 at home. The Dragons displayed fantastic patterns of play, with precise passing, solid teamwork and high fitness levels from the start to the final whistle. Whetstone simply could not compete.

The U13 Girls just lost 3-4 to Denham United away. A nail biting and tense game where the Dragons played incredibly well and were unlucky not to celebrate a win by the end.

The U14 Girls were beaten 1-5 by Barnet Nightingales at home in the Semi Final of the League Cup. The Dragons knew how big an opportunity this was to reach their first final. Despite the scoreline, it was incredibly evenly matched in the first half which ended 1-1. The Dragons battled valiantly but eventually slid to defeat, with the match clashing with Easter and a full squad not available.

The U16 Girls had no game.

The U10s Trained