Kensington Dragons Results W/E 18 November 2018

Fellow Dragons

The Firsts drew 4-4 with Sporting Hackney at home. The Dragons started slowly, whilst Hackney played sharply to score first. The Dragons woke up and minutes later equalized. The second half started badly as the Dragons conceded moments after the restart but once again the Dragons stepped up to equalize. Unfortunately a bad refereeing decision then gave Hackney a free kick which they converted from a good cross and brilliant header. The Dragons then had nothing to lose and started playing in a higher gear to draw level in the 82th minute and then in the 91st  minute the Dragons scored again to take the lead. Unbelievably in the dying minute Hackney kicked the ball into the penalty box and one of their players made a fantastic header to draw.

The Reserves beat West Acton United 4-1 away. It was 1-1 at half time and then in the second half it was only a matter of time before the Dragons inevitably took the lead. The goal came through a penalty converted by their veteran striker. From there on in the Dragons were flying,scoring twice more and missing a dozen other opportunities

The U16 Reds beat Regents and Tufnell Park 6-1 at home in the League Cup. The Dragons started the better team and took the lead rounding Regents’s keeper. Midway in the first half the Dragons conceded an unlucky equaliser after the ball took a huge deflection off the wall from a 20 yard free kick. The floodgates opened in the second half with the Dragons pounding the goals home to secure a thumping win.

The U16 Whites drew 4-4 with Celtic away. A series of last minute pull-outs due to illness and injury left the Dragons down to the bare bones for their trip to the league leaders. The Dragons mustered an astonishing performance that saw them go 3 – 0 up, playing some of their best football this season. Celtic rallied in the second half and a couple of goalkeeper errors let them back into the match. In the end the Dragons were happy to take a point from the league leaders on their patch. 

The U15 lost 2-3 at home to Pitshanger in the League Cup after having been 2-0 up at half time.

The U14s lost 0-2 to Brook House in a tense but exciting match. The Dragons played well and were really good at keeping possession and moving the ball forward but they did not have enough shots to test Brookhouse. In the second half the Dragons remained composed and created more chances but were not clinical enough to score. With bad decisions from the Ref and the linesman raising the flag at every given opportunity,  Brook House were determined to end the game with a victory which they duly did.

 The U13 Boys drew 2-2 at home against Celtic.  The Dragons got off to a strong start going up 2 – 0 in the first 20 minutes but could not add to the score line.  Two quick goals from Celtic from only a handful of shots on goals brought the game back to level at 2 – 2.  It was a frustrating outcome as the Dragons were the quality side but failed to convert more of their chances.  The only consolation was a dramatic one on one save by the Dragons goalie with minutes remaining to salvage the draw.  

The U13 Girls drew 2-2 with Ruislip. The Dragons showed once against their strong fighting spirit to back from being 0- 2 down. The Dragons scored first from an opportunistic shot in the box, after Ruislip’s goalkeeper had dropped the ball and then with a fantastic run and shot from their winger. Both teams kept pushing and had opportunities to score. A draw was a fair result after a fantastic game .

The U12s beat Wealdstone 4-3 at home in a fiercely contested game. The Dragons started brightly and struck with early goals to be 3-1 up at half time.  Wealdstone staged a late come back with two goals in the second half but the Dragons put the game beyond Wealdstone’s reach with a cool finish to make it a 4-3 win.

The U11 Boys lost  at home to Super Skills after having being 3-1 up. The underlying problem was that the Dragons goal keepers were unavailable. The Dragons conceded in the first minutes of the first half because of a lack of concentration, but they then reacted to come back with 3 quick successive goals. The Dragons were then 3-1 up and victory looked to be in the bag but they slowed down, heads dropped and Super Skills took advantage to score

The U11 Girls  lost to Broomwood  away. The Dragons defending and attacked well but, despite a brilliant performance from their goal keeper, Broomwood rampaged to score more than they should have,

The U10s trained in preparation for joining the league next season