Kensington Dragons Results W/E 20 January 2019

Fellow Perky Dragons

Whilst the rest of world hunkered down in the cold the Dragons keep thumping in goals to cheer themselves up as they recorded a total of  52 goals compared to a measly 13 for the combined opposition clubs, with every match won by the Dragons:

The Firsts drew 1-1 with Larkspur Rovers in the Premiership at Linford Christie Stadium.  Larkspur rather cruelly pounced on a minor Dragons miscalculation at the beginning of the match to score first. It was then a hard fought game which finally lead to a wonder goal from the Dragons who then looked like they would go on to win – despite a scare in the final minutes.

The Reserves  beat Ruislip 3-2 away. This was a great Dragons performance as they started on the front foot moving the ball quickly & smoothly from side to side to go 3-0 up. Ruislip managed to get one back to end the first half 3-1. The second half was a repeat of the first, but without goals from the Dragon who demonstrated great team spirit throughout.

The U11 Boys beat Kodak 4-0 away. This was the second occasion this season that the Dragons had traipsed out to Kodak but this time, rather than letting the game slip away in the second half, they controlled from start to finish. The nearest that Kodak got to scoring was being awarded penalty – which was duly saved by the superb Dragons gaolie.

 The U11 Girls beat Alexandra Park 8-1 away.  The Dragons started with their usual fighting spirit as they displayed phenomenal team work throughout the game.  By half time the Dragons were 3-0 up  and enjoying every moment.  The second half began with the same intensity as the first and within minutes another goal was scored.  The girls sensational passing and tight defending secured 4 more goals.  A fantastic performance!

The U12s beat Brunswick 6-2 away.  A bright and positive start saw the Dragons build up a commanding  two goal lead by half time. Brunswick pulled two goals back to level the score with 15 minutes left on the clock. It was the Dragons though who were the far the superior side with strong performances from all as they pumped in 4 more goals. A very good performance all round.

The U13 Girls beat Whetstone 2-1 away in a cracker of a match.  Such was the tension that there was a flurry of interclub emails after the match focusing on the role of linesman and coaches.

The U13 Boys beat Ickenham 4 – 1 at home.   This was a crucial contest as the Dragons were neck and neck with Ickenham at 3rd place in the League. The Dragons pressure led to a serious advantage in terms of possession and, once the speed of their attack stretched Ickenham’s defence, the goals soon arrived.  A combination of 4 strong subs and the coaches’ focus on fitness levels again led to a strong second half with the outcome never in doubt.  

The U14s beat AFC Wembley 17-1 away. Yes 17 – not a typing mistake.  After a solid performance last week when the Dragons could have won, but instead left North London with a draw, they took no chances against Wembley. They flew with the ball like mythical dragons and stung like bees, leaving Wembley to concede 17 goals!

The U16 Dragons Whites just lost 1-2 to the Dragons U16s Reds at Linford Christie. It was the Reds who scored first and so it was the Whites who went into the second half 0-2 down. The Whites have deep reserves however and toiled away to pull back to 1-2 but batter away as they did they could just not get their next goal. The series between the two Dragons sides was left as a 1-1 draw.

 The U16 Reds just beat the Dragons U16 Whites 2-1 at Linford Christie Stadium. The Reds were looking for revenge after losing to their compatriots earlier in the season. The Reds started somewhat overexcitedly but eventually calmed down to score twice to go into the second half the happier of the two teams. The Whites then put the Reds under pressure to score with 20 minutes left so it was then a case of pulling up the shutters to see out the game to win. 

The U15s beat Concorde 4-1 at Linford Christie in a return to form. Despite missing a couple of key players the Dragons dominated Concorde from start to finish. A great display of connected fieldwork and passing was the key to the Dragons renewed vigour and confidence.  The 2-0 lead at half time was a 4-1 emphatic win by full time. 

The U10s trained in preparation for joining the League next season