Month: December 2014

Reserves win away at Brentham

Brentham Reserves 0 v 1 Kensington Dragons Reserves

First Half..

Brantham kick off..

3min: Brentham with strong start, early stages of the game.

6min: great exchange passes from Dragons, Mo finds shaks on the right wing, who then finds in form striker Miles, takes first time shot, keeper deals with it.. 0-0

15min: free kick for Dragons, Rafal strikes hard, save from the keeper

17min: great build up from Dragons, mata finds mario, takes on one then sends miles through, who is brought down edge of the box, yellow for Brantham centre half, Mario takes the free kick and strikes the wall.

23min: Mata finds Miles, takes on defender then strikes the ball, keeper saves it again.

25min: Dragons give away a sloppy free kick down the right corner, ball crossed in, easily felt with by Dragons.

27min: GOOAAALL.. Szymon finds Miles who flicks it for Mario, to be through 1v1 with the keeper.. Puts it past keeper!

29min: Shaks runs from his own half, goes past 1,2,3 takes a shot, blocked by defender.

30min: another chance for Dragons. Saved by keeper.

40min: free kick edge the box Brentham. Hits the wall. Opportunity gone

43min: corner for Brentham, easily dealt with by Dragons for the 5th time.

45min: ref blows whistle for halftime.

Second half:

45min: Dragons get us underway.

49min: shaks breaks away for Dragons down the right side, crosses it in, finds Miles who sets Mo up edge of the box, shoots and forces a great safe from keeper, rebound followed up by Miles, keeper manages to react and collects it.

53min: corner for Brentham, crossed in, and cleared for another corner.

59min: Miles sends shak 1v1 with keeper, makes a mess out of his finish. Goal kick.

63min: similar to a few minutes ago, keeper rushes out, shaks beats him, just can’t get his shot away and it’s cleared by defender.

67min: corner for Brentham, very well worked out one, takes the corner to the edge of the box, Dragons unaware of what’s happened, Brantham player shoots, a great diving save from Dragons number one David.

73min: corner for Dragons, taken by Mario, Brentham keeper comes to collect it.

78min: corner for Brentham, taken and keeper punches it out, shot fired back in, takes deflection, another corner, this time collected easily.

85min: Brentham over commit players forward, Dragons break away and send Miles through on goal, has about 30 yards to run, can he finish it.. gets closer and sends shot wide, tired legs showing.

90min: referee brings game to end.

U12s win at home to Parkfield FC

Kensington Dragons U12s 2 v 0 Parkfield FC

This afternoon, Dragons Under 12’s faced Parkfield FC in an excellent league performance. Dragons looked sharp in their warm up and took this into the game. We started with a quick tempo and passed the ball about and won it back quickly when losing possession, this created pressure on the away side. Halfway through the first half Dragons took the lead with a well worked move, passing and moving the ball quickly. At half time in the team talk, it was agreed that the tempo needed to remain the same and we needed to push on to get the second goal. Dragons created a lot of chances through moving the ball quickly and soon got their rewards, the second goal was created through a drill from training which please the coaching staff. Well done boys, a well deserved 2-0 win, same again next week! Thank you to the parents for your support this afternoon.

U15A away game blues

Harrow Youth League Division 3

Ickenham Youth 3 Vs 5 Kensington Dragons U15A

Abandoned after 70 mins

Scorers : Korey x 3, Dean, Pablo

MOM Korey

This match was never going to be easy as we were greeted with steady rain and a bogey smallish pitch and so it proved as the Dragons were unable to reach the heights they reached in last week’s game. We started ok with a couple of shots going narrowly wide and we tried to keep to our passing style of play against a packed Ickenham defense. Ironically its was direct football that led to the Dragons tacking the lead as a kick from our keeper Tom got Pablo in behind the Ickenham defence and Pablo finished clinically with a shot past their keeper.

Ickenham responded and equalised as we failed to clear the ball and it found its way to their forward free in the box and he converted the chance. The Dragons regained the lead as Bailey’s through ball found Korey who controlled the ball and slotted the ball into the net. Again the Dragons squandered their lead as conditions began to deteriorate and an Ickenham free kick slid past Tom our keeper into the net. The game became a bit of a stalemate as we started to struggle with the pitch and a congested midfield. Danny nearly scored with a header that went narrowly wide and the teams went into half time on level terms.

A stern team talk at halftime by Coach Dean saw the Dragons come out firing for the second half and soon regained the lead for a 3rd time as Dean Jnr hit a cracking 30 yarder that screamed into the Ickenham net. We now looked the better side and another Korey shot increased our lead and then completed his hat trick as a shot from Bailey was parried by their keeper back into the path of Bailey who passed the ball into the empty net. We gave Ickenham a life line as a goal mouth scramble led to a penalty which was converted giving Zac, now in goal, no chance.

A scrappy period of play then ensured with Ickenham trying to get themselves back into the game roared on by a partisan and vocal home support. This support boiled over as an on the field incident caused some overzealous home supporters to come on the field of play and despite both teams management and ref attempts to get the game restarted the ref abandoned the match with 10 mins to go.