Kensington Dragons Results W/E 19th December 2021
With few games, many Dragons could tuck into early mince pies:
The Firsts played the Blues in a training match at the Linford Christie Stadium. The Dragons Seniors were keen to impress their new coaching team and, in good spirit, played a final friendly game of the year. With a semi-final to look forward to for the Firsts, and competitive league games lined up for 2022, the Dragons are raring to go after the break.
The Old Dragonians had the weekend off. Our Old D’s deserve a huge round of applause for their hard work. They too have a quarter final to look forward to and continue to improve week after week.
The U11 Boys were awarded a home win as West Drayton could not raise a side.
The U12 Boys beat LPOSSA 2-0 at home. The Dragons finished the year on a high, winning a crucial mid-table battle that puts them in a good position going into the New Year. The Dragons played marvellous passing football on a foggy Sunday and defended their goal with grit, coming away with an equally important clean sheet. Moral is high in this happy camp.
The U13 Boys were beaten 0-3 away by West Drayton. In a tough game against a team that are second in the league, the Dragons battled hard keeping it 0 – 0 for much of the match. At one stage, the Drayton bench were squirming in their boots, muttering that the Dragons were on top. With 20 minutes to go, West Drayton scored from a corner, but the Dragons never gave up as they tried to pull it back. Two late goals against the run of play ended hopes of a fairy-tale finish to 2021.
The U14 Boys did not play.
The U15 Boys soundly beat Hillingdon Abbots 6-0 at home. The Dragons played most the match in the Abbots half so it never looked as if there would be any other result than a resounding Dragons win. In a few short weeks, this team has matured into a match winning machine. Historians will no doubt remember that at the beginning of the season, the newly constituted Dragons had made heavy weather of just losing 2-3 to the same side. At this rematch, the Abbots never looked like scoring.
The U16 Boys didn’t have a game scheduled.
The U18 Boys did not play.
The U16, U14, U13 and U12 Girls did not have games.
The U11 Girls were beaten at home by rivals Actonians. The Dragons normal ground was a mud bath, so a pitch was marked out on the better drained main pitch. On reflection it would have been better to make the pitch a little bigger as the narrow size favoured Actonians more than the Dragons. Nevertheless, these young Dragons can be proud of their football this half of the season and will only grow into their boots (and training gear!).
The U10 Boys trained.