The U13s fight back to earn a point

Kensington Dragons U13s 1 – 1  Kodak B

A focused Dragons team took the field against Kodak and controlled the first half right from the kickoff, with some neat passing and penetrating runs from our wide players and in particular from our midfielder who made several great runs into the box only for his shots to go narrowly wide of the goal. Kodak rarely threatened with some good defending and our keeper was more in danger of developing Hyperthermia than conceding a goal; however the half ended goalless with the Dragons unable to convert numerous chances.

The second half developed into more of a battle with Kodak coming more into the game. The game become bogged down in the midfield with the Dragons players forgetting how successfully they had been passing the ball in the first half and were now trying to beat Kodak on their own.  A soft free kick conceded by the Dragons was punished by Kodak as their shot somehow found its way passed our wall and nestled in the back of the goal.

The Dragons responded well and created several chances but it was a familiar story with great crosses not being met or just being a whisker away from equalising. Just as the management team were going to accept another good performance without  getting the just reward. The Dragons were awarded a free kick. The kick itself could not be compared to a Ronaldo special but caused the Kodak keeper to fumble the ball; like a flash our striker pounced to score the equaliser. The ref blew up shortly after the re-start.