Kensington Dragons 7 v 1 British Airways
For a victory of such a significant margin of six goals to happen a few things have to happen. That is the winning team were extremely good, the opposition were extremely bad or one team had a huge chunk of luck on their side. In this such scenario the latter two were not the determining factors. Yes this win had been bubbling under the surface of the recent Dragons victories only on this occasion the chances that were squandered in previous games were taken with greater frequency in this fixture. British Airways may argue the difference but they would have to do some searching to recall a defeat of such margins. Yes the current winner’s of this division had just come off the back of an excellent 7-2 win the week before and must have felt this would be an ideal opportunity to put the league newcomers in their place.
In the first half both teams were vying for supremacy with defences tight and the midfield cancelling one another out goal scoring opportunities were seldom at best. Half way through the first forty five a nice three man move down the right released Mariner who squared for the in running Malone to open the scoring. Dragons remained resolute up to the interval as BA tried to find a way back into the game.
Come the second half you felt the next goal would be an important one. With a dead ball situation early in the half awarded to Dragons the resulting ball was fumbled by the goalkeeper and Maxwell was in the right place to notch another goal for himself and more importantly Dragons. This put the home side in an ideal situation where their football was able to come to the fore.
Nalu Moso was the grateful recipient at this point with assists from Malone and O’Donoghue he added the goals that had so frequently alluded his performances to date. With a large scoreline, a lapse in concentration allowed BA one of their few sights at goal on the day and Dragons were punished. It was of no consequence as the error was quickly attoned for by Bowler who strode out of defence to release the diligent Mariner who got his deserved goal.
Nalu Moso was not finished yet as he completed his hat-trick with a cheeky finish and set-up Meremikwu to open his account for his new Kensington club.
This was a team performance with much to admire and respect but in the knowledge that one outstanding victory in any season does not win you anything. So the team move on to the other free scoring team of this weekend to make this win mean more than just a scoreline.