U15 Eagles

U15B more than earn their point

Kensington Dragons U15B 2 v 2 Brook House B

So Brook House B were scheduled to turn up at a lush and well-loved St Mark’s. The question was, who would their opponents be? In the first two minutes, these Dragons put the doubters to shame. And while they struck first, a terrific strike cut back towards the penalty spot and rifled home, we proved more than a match for their swift and busy passing game.

This was a match of high quality – with skill and pace and attitude, stretched and anxious, unjust and fair. A beautiful equaliser was recalled for a foul, but our constant pressure was eventually rewarded with a sublime angled drive from the right. Our attacking spirits in the second half were punished on the counter but the committed support had never seen our boys dig so deep for justice. Reward came with another equaliser and at the end we saw posts struck and cross-bars singed as we proved ourselves ascendant.

Time and the whistle denied us all three points, but a much, much bigger one was made: against a better team than last week, we roused ourselves and excelled. This is the football we need to be playing. The heights are there for us to climb. Those who follow the Eagles wait impatiently for the next encounter…