KDFC U15 Eagles

Eagles claw back to victory

Kensington Dragons Youth U15B 5 V 4 LNER Youth

The score tells only half the story. Yes, the match was tight and fought to the last kick of the game by both sides. But it was not just a single contest these mighty Dragons won on Sunday. It was a landmark victory snatched countless times from the jaws of a beckoning dignified defeat. 2-0 down and we pulled a goal back only for their lead to stretch to 3-1. Again we battled to even the score but went behind 4-3 before we took those stunning strides to take the game.

We often talk now about the spirit of this skilful team. But here was another level ­ achieved, no less, over a confident division one side. One more round of the cup. One giant leap for the team.