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FCK make a point as they start life in a whole new league

PUBLISHED: 14:34 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:22 24 August 2010

THERE were mixed fortunes for FC Kensington in their first full Sunday of league football. The newly promoted under-18s drew...

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THERE were mixed fortunes for FC Kensington in their first full Sunday of league football.

The newly promoted under-18s drew with South Ruislip Rangers in hot conditions at Wormwood Scrubs.

Rangers were by far the better side in the first half as Kensington struggled to keep the visitors at bay.

But as the match progressed FCK began to find their feet and countered with speed, Dimitri Jergorov coming closest only for his 12 yard shot to find the side netting.

Kensington showed a calmer approach in the second half, hitting hard on the counter attack. On 58 minutes new signing Andrea Ciao shot across the keeper who could only palm it into to path of Chris Lising for a deserved goal.

But Ruislip equalised on 80 minutes when a well placed corner was easily tucked away.

The other U18s team based in Hayes ran out 2-1 winners against London Tigers. FCK West were 2-0 up after a scrambled header from Nick Loates and a superb 25-yard strike from Gavin Mason before Tigers pulled one back late into the game.

The new sides had a mixed day. The U16s squandered a 3-0 half-time lead and had to settle for a 3-3 draw against Wealdstone.

A weakened U15s team suffered a surprise 3-0 loss against Harlington where controversial refereeing saw Harlington awarded a penalty for a foul that app-eared to be outside the box.

As the Harlington players set up for a free kick just outside the penalty area the referee pointed to the spot. And two other free kicks found the net for Harlington's first win of the season

The under-14s lost 3-0 to an organised Greenford Celtic side, while the under-12s were the best performing side this week, beating Ruislip Rangers 7- 3 in their first ever competitive game.


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