Prince’s Park B 2 V 3 Kensington Dragons Under 12s
The first league game of the season pitted our under twelve team away against newly promoted Prince’s Park B on the edge of the Welsh Harp reservoir. (Said to contain enough water to fill 3 million baths).
It was back to 11 aside and the Dragons, playing against the wind, found themselves pinned in their own half for long spells. But the Dragons stuck to the passing game that is being drilled into them by the new coaches and they moved the ball quickly through midfield time and again until they eventually got the breakthrough they deserved and took the lead. Prince’s Park replied quickly with a well-taken goal to level the scores at half time.
The Dragons started the second half brightly and with the wind behind them they piled on the pressure, so it was disappointing to go behind against the run of play. But these Dragons are made of tough stuff and they didn’t let their heads go down. They kept soaking up the pressure and hitting their opponents on the break. The coaches changed the formation, going to 3 at the back as they looked for an equaliser. The change had an immediate effect and a lightning break down the left wing resulted in a penalty for the Dragons which was cooly converted by Aziz.
The game looked destined for a draw until Aziz put the Dragons in front with an excellent looping header after a corner and a goalmouth scramble to make it 2-3. As the clock ticked away the two-goal hero had the chance to claim a hat-trick but was denied by some excellent defending. So that’s how it finished, 2-3. A great away result and an excellent performance that showed skill, discipline and heart. Even the opposing manager commented that we had a ‘good passing team’.
So played one, won one.
We’ll enjoy this result and get back to training hard next Saturday at 10am at St. Mark’s, in preparation for another away match in the cup on Sunday 22nd Sept, against Bessingby Park Rangers.
Well done, Dragons.
Thanks for all your support.