Month: February 2017

Kensington Dragons Results 19 February 2017

Could it be that the worst of the winter is behind us as the Dragons triumphantly took to their various pitches lead by the resilient U11s who won their first match:

The Dragons are starting a new team for 8-11 year old girls. Interested parties should phone the Hon Sec on 07860 459178 for information

The Firsts beat league leaders Deportivo Galacia 3-0 at home. The Dragons got off to a challenging start with their gaol keeper stuck in traffic and started with their striker in goal. It was not until the 45th minute that a low left foot struck the ball into the bottom left of Deportivo’s unfortunate net to make it 1-0 at half time. The second half saw the Dragons up the tempo, creating waves of chances to score twice more before an unfortunate sending of reduced the Dragons to ten brave players who held out for a fantastic win.

The Reserves lost 3-5 away to LPOSSA. The Dragons started slowly against their very experienced opponents to concede 3 quick goals. After half time and a deep breath the Dragons came back with energetically but unfortunately two individual mistakes costed them another 2 goals. At 0-5 down most teams would have collapsed but not the Dragons who fought back to 3-5 before the final whistle stopped their almost amazing comeback.

The U11s WON 5-3 away to St Joseph’s despite missing their gaolie and centre back in a quite magnificent display of good humoured fortitude and skill. The Dragons have come of age

The U12s had no fixture so played a friendly against the U13s. This was a challenge for both sides as the U12s had to play an 11 a-side game with only had 9 players whilst the U13s were missing most of their players who were on half term breaks. The match was great fun with the U12s scoring first rom a brilliant free kick but they then lost concentration to make it 1-1 at half time. The U12s came back to make it 3-1 before the U13s punished them with a goal to leave it at 3-2.

 The U13s had closed off the date as their players were mostly on holiday but rose to a last minute challenge from the U12s for a friendly and pulled together a scratch team.  

The U14As had no game.

 The U14Bs beat Kodak by an astonishing 14-1 at the Scrubbs. One would assume the Dragons would walk away with the divisional title but they have a contender who has also won every match. There remain tense times to come.

The U15s had no game

The U17s beat Tufnell Park  2-1 at home. With half term and other inconveniences the Dragons had a bare 11 payers for this difficult match as they  aimed to secure 4 wins from their last 4 games in this very competitive league. The first half was won on points by the Dragons who with good crisp passing and movement created a couple of good chances but were wasteful in front of goal and also had a goal ruled offside.  The second half saw the Dragons press Tufnell right from the kick off and immediately forced an error to score only for Tufnell to equalise. The Dragons regained the lead and then held out resiliently to secure a tremendous win.

The U18s beat Willesden Constantine 5-1 at home. This was the second match for the Dragons since rebuilding their squad and the team performed brilliantly outplaying Willesden from start to finish.

The new U10s continue to train in preparation to joining the League.   

 

KDFC Results for 12th February 2017

Fellow Dragons

 

The damp weather continued over the half term:

The Dragons are starting a new team for 8-11 year old girls. Interested parties should phone the Hon Sec on 07860 459178 for information

The U11’s were narrowly beaten 1-2 at home by the London Eagles. This was almost an exceptional performance by the Dragons who came very close to beating a team who were on a 9 months unbeaten run.  The Dragons were well organised in defence and snuffed out attack after attack.  The midfield and attack created tremendous goal scoring opportunities but almost inexplicably found it difficult to actually put the ball in the back of the net. It is time for more shooting practice!

The U12s walloped Harrow St Mary’s 10-0 away. Following last week’s best result of the season the Dragons went one further with a magnificent bunch of 10 goals – each one scented with sheer class and undeniable beauty and two superb hat-tricks! The Dragons remain top of the league and are still definitely a force to be reckoned with!

The U13s thrashed St Joseph’s 8-0 at home. This was a great win for the Dragons against a good, well organised side despite being a man down towards the end. The Dragons are properly cohesive squad. This was a good job well done.

The U14As against AFC Wembley was called off due to a no show from official referee and unplayable pitch conditions, another game in hand for the Dragons.

The U14Bs had no game

The U15 had no game

The U17s had no game

The U18s just lost 2-3 away to Ruislip Town. The Dragons had had a difficult start to the season and were on the verge of folding in December. However an incredible effort by all in rebuilding the squad had put them finally in a position to compete. With some new players it was difficult in establishing a pattern of play. Never the less despite all this was a great game with the Dragons coming back from 2-0 down but alas, with just a couple of minutes remaining, another error led to Ruislip’s winner. Despite an eventual disappointing result the Managers were “delighted with being able to compete once again”.

 The 1st Team had no game

The Reserves  game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The new U10s continue to train in preparation to joining the League.