The Under 11s had a packed schedule this weekend with three fixtures, including a double header away at second placed Pitshanger A.
Kensington Dragons U11s 5 v 0 Brentham Colts
The Dragons played Brentham Colts at St. Mark’s Park on Saturday, running out 5-0 winners. The Dragons took a 1-0 lead into half time thanks to another strike from the consistently excellent Ollie. Five minutes into the second half his replacement, Norman, showed fantastic composure to poke home a one on one with his weaker foot. From there on in, the Dragons dominated, with Sam’s perfectly timed run found by an excellent through ball by man of the match Miguel, who ended with two assists, dominating the midfield. Franky capped a fine performance with a goal too, whilst Ollie finished with a brace and has probably scored more goals individually than entire opposition teams in the division.
Kensington Dragons U11s 1 v 0 Pitshanger A
Sunday’s games were of massive importance to the Dragons- positive results in these games would see us leapfrog Pitshanger and all but seal promotion. To the delight of coach and supporters alike, the Dragons were victorious in both games, keeping two more clean sheets in the process. The first game ended 1-0 and was one of the most difficult games the Dragons have played this season. Thanks to a fantastic Ollie goal from yet another Georgie assist, the Dragons took a 1-0 lead into half time. In truth, the Dragons squandered some fantastic opportunities to extend their lead, but a fantastic team performance meant the result was never in doubt, despite the quality of opposition. Cousins Tom and Jude were awarded joint man of the match as they excelled in defence
Pitshanger A 0 v 4 Kensington Dragons U11s
The Dragons utilised their superior squad numbers in the second game and ran Pitshanger off the park, triumphing 4-0 in the end. In truth, it could have been a much wider margin of victory, but the Dragons chose to experiment with positions and formations. Ollie effectively killed the game in the first half with another fantastic brace, earning him another man of the match. Franky arrowed a fantastic strike into the bottom corner in the second half, before Hussain scored his second of the season with a fine left-footed finish
Having conceded 3 league goals in 11 matches, the Dragons came from behind to be crowned division champions with 4 games to spare. A fantastic all round performance on both days. A real pleasure to watch.