Kensington Dragons W/E 24 February 2019

Fellow Sun-baked Dragons

The Seniors lead the way this weekend:

The Firsts beat Indian Gymkhana 5-2 away. The Dragons started in the best possible way and were 3-0 up within ten minutes, before sitting back to protect their goal. The Referee awarded a penalty to Gymkhana only for it to be saved by the Dragons goalie. Gymkhana were not finished however and scored a header just before half time. They then put everything into scoring again which put the Dragons under huge pressure in the burning heat. Before long it was 3-2 but with the Dragons keeping their lead as they withstood the onslaught before focused, brilliant whole team play gave the Dragons another 2 goals to secure the very important 3 points.

 The Reserves beat Stonewall 3-1 at home. The Dragons started slowly, with Stonewall putting them under pressure with high balls, but it was the Dragons who scored first. They then controlled the game as Stonewall tired chasing the match. The Dragons were ahead 2-0 at the break. Stonewall clawed a goal back, from yet another set piece with the Dragons miscommunicating in defence.  The Dragons have however lately been showing lots of character and this game was no exception as they increased their lead to 2 goals, with a fantastic strike from outside the box. The Dragons held on to win, despite finishing with 10 players after their defender was injured in the 80th minute.

 The U11 Boys beat Wealdstone 6-3 at home to continue their long winning streak. The Dragons are approaching the end of their first season and really are committed to ending unbeaten. With many key Dragon players on their half term holidays some U10s were drafted in to help the team. This was a tough and well fought match but, at the final whistle, the Dragons had recorded yet another win.

 The U11 Girls had no match

The U12s lost to TFA Bushey in the wilds of Watford by more than planned. The game was played in perfect conditions on a spring like morning but unfortunately that was the only highlight of the day for the Dragons. Bushey started with an intensity and superior workmanlike manner that the more refined Dragons never quite got to grips with. Bushey were the superior team. Life is a marathon and a thumping by a better team is just one more experiment in the rich tapestry of a footballer’s life.

 The U13 Girls had no match

 The U13 Boys lost 0-3 away to Wealdstone. The Dragons put in a strong effort against the very good Wealdstone but it was not enough on the day.

 The U14s beat St Joseph’s away 4-0. The Dragons were desperate to get a result having lost twice before to St Josephs. They showed great discipline when defending and ruthless finishing when attacking. An altogether great performance

 The U15s lost 0-3 to Hanwell at home. This was a dispiriting effort from the Dragons – but at least it was sunny. 

 The U16s Reds just lost 4-5 to  Hendon away in the Trophy Cup. The Dragons scored twice early to take a 2-0 lead into the second half but then threw it away by conceding two sloppy goals. Hendon then went ahead after converting a penalty, before the Dragons headed the ball in to draw level and then scored again before Hendon equalised. Alas Hendon scored the last goal to win 5-4. This was a good display from the Dragons, against Premier opposition, with a stand in keeper.

 The U16s Whites had no match

The U10s trained in preparation for joining the League next season