Kensington Dragons Reserves 4 v 2 Sporting Hackney Reserves
Kensington Dragons Reserves faced Sporting Hackney Reserves in the last game of the season. The team would like to finish the season in the same way how they started with another win in their way to the championship title. It was not easy to do especially with a very experimental defensive line. Without 2 key centre back available, James Shirley and Hassan Osman took their positions. This movement gave a place on the right side of defence to Matt Finch who’s position on the left wing was taken by Steven Cahill.
Dragons made a fantastic start. In the 5th minute of the match, team captain Adam Finch took a fantastic shot from distance and placed the ball into the right bottom corner of the goal giving no chance to the goalkeeper! This began a good period for the team! All players showed brilliant attitude and match commitment and moments later the score became 2-0. A young player Kamal Romain gave Dragons a comfortable advantage with a fine finish. Unfortunately a few minutes later the opponents scored with a fantastic free kick over the wall into the top corner of the goal and put a lot of pressure on us. Fortunately Dragons reacted very well, regained control of the game and kept possession.
At half time the management staff asked the team to stay calm and play the same football. 2 minutes after the restart Tom Madden was served with a fantastic pass through the defence line and he beat the keeper in the one on one face to face situation.
After another 2 minutes the situation became even better when Elhabib Oumar took advantage of a terrible goalie mistake and put the ball into the empty goal. 4-1 and well on top allowed the manager to use the subs. Lamelle Williams replaced Andrew Scheck, Jamanhi Henry took Tom Madden’s place and Mohammed Al-Faisal on for James Shirley.
With a comfortable result in hand Dragons created more chances but failed to extend their lead further.
Over the last 15 minutes, Dragons lost their concentration and let Sporting Hackney take control on the pitch. Some very poor defending gave the opponents a goal for 4-2 and wound them up. The last few minutes saw Hackney create a few more chances but Ryan Moore in the goal did this job.
Kensington Dragons Reserves finished the season with a very important win. Unfortunately they have to wait for other results to be sure that a really successful season for the players will give them a championship crown!