Kensington Dragons Results W/E 13 January

Fellow Wintry Dragons

 The Dragons piled on the goals at the weekend, scoring 38 compared to a combined 15 for their oppositions:

 The U11 Boys pummelled Pinnstars 8-0 at the Scrubs. The Dragons rather enjoyed it when Pinnstars rampaged down the hill in the second half to scare the Dragons. It was like watching a horror film – one enjoyed the excitement but knew that one would remain unscathed. If truth be told it was the Dragons who controlled mostly from start to finish to record a thumping win.

 The U11 Girls beat Vicky Park Rangers 3-1 at home in their first game of the year.  As usual the Dragons did not fail to disappoint. From the start they showed that they were determined to win and attacked right from the off. The Dragons defence remained tight as the combination of great team work and spirit lead to a sound win.

 The U12s came from behind to draw away 2-2 against a frustrated Wealdstone. The match was fairly even for much of the time but it was the Dragons who showed inner grit by coming back from being a goal down twice.  The disappointed Wealdstone were poorly behaved at the end.

 The U13 Boys beat Venceremos 5 – 0  away.  Playing on a small pitch, the Dragons attack was stifled in the first half by the Venceremos keeper and by heavy traffic in front of the box.  After changing formation at halftime, the pressure and skill level was too much for Venmcermos and the Dragons thumped in 4 goals in the second half. 

 The U13 Girls beat Kinja 11-1 away. The Dragons played really well, dominating the game throughout. Serious in defence, never complacent and always hungry to get the ball and score. It was better to be a Dragon, than a Kinja parent, on the side-line.

 The U14s drew 1-1 with Princes Park. The Dragons failed to adapt to the small, sloping pitch. They played generally well, creating numerous chances, but were not clinical enough to score. A lack of communication and a poor clearance led to Princes Park seizing an opportunity to score first. The Dragons however never stopped believing in themselves and brought it back to 1-1. In the second half Princes Park sat back and defended for a draw. The Dragons attacked and attacked but could just not get the vital winning goal.

 The U15s lost 1-5 to Headstone Manor away. The Dragons were missing key players and succumbed to a side that they had beaten, or drawn with, in recent meetings. The Dragons would have easily have won on another day. 

 The U16 Reds beat Wealdstone 3-1 at Linford Christie Stadium. The Dragons started the stronger and grabbed the first goal with a great acrobatic effort. It was then a scrappy game, with neither team able to create chances. In the second half Wealdstone started well but the Dragons were resilient and doubled their lead before Wealdstone quickly pulled a goal back, making it a nervy last 15 minutes. The Dragons defended well and then sealed the game very late on after rounding the keeper and calmly finishing to win.

 The U16 Whites beat Pitshanger 3-0 at Linford Christie Stadium. The match started slowly but with the Dragons in control. In the second half, with the introduction of a couple of different players, the first Dragons goal went in and then Pitshanger could not cope as they let the Dragons created chances to score twice more.

 The Reserves drew 1-1 with Stonewall away in a game they should have won. This was a great performance from the Dragons who controlled the game and scored from a magnificent free kick. They then could not capitalise on their chances and finished the first half just 1 – 0 up.  The Dragons defence was vastly improved from previous games but Stonewall managed to find a crack in the Dragons wall from a free kick to draw level. The Dragons could have had the last say when their veteran striker passed the Stonewall keeper to find himself in front of an open goal – the excitement proved too much and he passed, rather than thump the ball into their goal.

 The Firsts lost 0-3 to third placed PFC Victoria London in the Premiership at Linford Christie Stadium. PFC are a good team and on the day capitalised on their luck whereas the footballing cards did not quite fall into place for the Dragons

 The U10s trained in preparation for joining the League next season