Harrow Youth League Div 3
London Athletic B 0 v 7 Kensington Dragons U15A
Scorers’ Dean x 4, Josh JD x 2, Joel x 1
For the second week running the team had the game won at halftime this time going into the break with a 6-0 lead following a half where we dominated possession and territory. We would have reached double figures if it was not for several good saves from London A’s goalie. After a tight first 10min Josh JD opened the scoring and this settled us and goals then followed at regular intervals with Dean picking up his second successive hat-trick and four goals in total the highlight being a driving run which saw the London A’s defenders part like the red sea to give Dean a shooting opportunity which he took full advantage of.
Next an all action few minutes followed, starting with Josh JD earning a penalty after being pushed in the back. His penalty was saved by the keeper who then saved 2 follow up shots, the ball reached Josh again who again was tripped by a defender for another penalty this time Joel stepped up and converted the spot kick.
The Dragons were in control at this point and again the keeper produce good saves from Joel from a shot that looked destined for the net to stop our score mounting.
The second half saw us use a change of formation and Dean Snr instructed the team also to work on their combination play between defenders and midfielders and after an initial period of adjustment some good passing moves ensued between the players. We were less effective going forward but still created some good chances including a 30 yard effort from Joel which rattled the crossbar with the keeper powerless. We finally capped the game off with Josh JD’s second in the dying minutes of the game.
Again another good team performance including another clean sheet for our iron curtain defence which earned another clean sheet which is their third out of the last four games with only one goal conceded in this time. This is pleasing as one of the goals we set the team was to defend as a team especially when we lose the ball and to not let our concentration lapse during the game which we were guilty of a couple of times last season. Our next two opponents see a step up in class so will be interesting to see how we get on.