West End 3 v 5 Kensington Dragons MCFL League Cup
The first of two cup games for Dragons took them to the other side of London at Hackney Marshes. Playing against a side that also like Dragons were positioned second in the central and east equivalent division so on paper a good challenge and one that would test the desire to compete in all competitions. A better start to the game was hoped for than the previous week but that was not to be as in West End’s first attack, a penalty was conceded and converted to leave the away side a goal behind again. The play improved as the half went on and a curling free-kick from Scott could only be turned into the net by a West End defender to level the score. It was not long after that Soussi was played through one on one with the keeper and though he failed to convert his shot rebounded to Nalu Moso who finished precisely from 25 yards. Dragons’ momentum grew and Nalu Moso’s drilled corner met the head of Bowler to make it three and comfortable. Complacency crept in however and a bad back pass was gobbled up and made a one goal game but as Salmin danced around some challenges on the edge of the box he showed good composure to curl his shot beyond the keeper and the two goal advantage opened again. West End continued to press and their endeavors paid off when sloppy defending from a corner on the stroke of half-time made it 4-3 with all to play for in the second half. A more timid affair in the second half as only Bowler with another set piece goal added to the score line to make it an eventful but low quality match.