Chiswick 1 v 3 Kensington Dragons
With an enforced week of rest due to the manager taking his nuptials, the Firsts had an away trip to a Chiswick side who since the start of the year have lost all games in the league but won two cup games to get into a final. A potential banana skin for Dragons and the bitter cold weather would test the desire of the players and a very even start to the game would prove both sets of players were up for it. Dragons slick play soon got in motion and Soussi one on one could only find the keeper whilst at the other end Chiswick’s top scorer shook the upright. With Dragons wasteful in front of goal through a dominant period of play they would find themselves behind as a slip at the back was clinically finished.
The attitude from the players was not to panic but to continue with the tempo and quality of play that had created chances and the philosophy was proved right as some great play down the right and a one-two between Nalu Moso and Mariner allowed Nalu Moso to end his goal drought with a tidy finish. Though there were a number of chances to go into the break ahead, it would not be the case and Dragons would have to settle for level pegging.
Dragons changed their setup for the second period and had the opposition pinned back from the start and knew that a draw would harm their title charge. The attacks came wave by wave from Dragons but as hard as they tried they just weren’t able to get the break. The first change from the bench came with fifteen minutes to go and Dragons remained calm under pressure and kept to their philosophy. With six minutes to play a swift move down the left had Scott attacking the byline and firing a cross to find one of the subs Samin at the far post to finally give Dragons the lead. Now momentum was with the away side and another move down the left hand side led to a cross finding Samin who finished the game as a contest and secured another three points.