An off day for the U14s

KENSINGTON DRAGONS U14s 0 V 1 HANWELL TOWN A The Dragons were hoping to build on their fine away win last weekend. But they started slowly against the team in black and white striped shirts and sitting second in the league. Waleed made some great runs and on another day could have had a hat-trick, one was particularly un lucky not to find the net. Jordan played well and saved us on numerous occasions but our midfield wasn’t on song and we missed their creative spark. We needed a bit of composure on the ball, to pick out a pass and work our way up the pitch but too often the ball was sent speculatively forward and it came right back, far too quickly. For some reason we resorted to hoofing it away and playing long balls to chase after, not our style of play at all. On 25 minutes their busy number 10 broke through and shot hard and low into the left hand corner to put the visitors one up. The Dragons only really started to play in the last 20 minutes and by then they’d left themselves too much to do. They came up against a well-drilled team but they weren’t that much better than us as the score line showed. As the game drew to a close Jack flashed a shot into the side netting when maybe a cross might have been the better option. The Dragons kept pressing but couldn’t find the breakthrough they required. A draw would probably have been a fair result but as it was the first half goal was to be decisive.