MIDDLESEX DIV 3 CUP KENSINGTON DRAGONS.....2 Hanworth Villa.......................4
TWELVE just men were still not enough to see Dragons through to their second cup final on Saturday.
With absentees and injuries costing them dear,the bare 11 plus a single sub made the going tough for a Kensington side who nonetheless have worked minor miracles in their first full season.
Dragons were soon two-down, with the second Hanworth goal coming after the Kenny defence appealed in vain for offside.
But once a half-time huddle revived spirits, Nick Hoffman pulled one back, before leading scorer Lamelle Williams brought Kensington level.
The ref then heaped Dragons' scorn on his head, as he appeared to miss a crucial foul on one of their own.
And with Kensington hands up in the air appealing, Villa forward Steve Davis broke away to score the all-important third for his team.
A fourth at the death only rubber-stamped a bad day.
LONDON COMMERCIAL LGE, DIVISION THREE Barnet M.O............................1 Fulham Dynamo Sports........3
DYNAMOS' most valuable asset in three out of the last four games has been sat on his backside for a large part of the games.
Super-sub Dean Burns picked out the splinters yet again from his stay on the bench to change the direction of Saturday's game.
Within minutes, Burns had put his team ahead after Simon Potter's early goal for Fulham had been cancelled out by a Barnet leveller. Potter then rubber-stamped the three points with a rocket to make sure Dynamos remained on top of the league.
MIDDLESEX LEAGUE, DIV 1 Sloane v Blue Marlin
REECE CRISP hammered his 20th goal of the season for the first three points - but a game later,the mood in the Sloane camp was decidedly downbeat.
The nerves got to the Chelsea team, who were desperate for all six points, but only closed the gap a smidgen at the top of the table. And when lowly Marlin
took the lead in the second match with a three-against-one breakaway, it needed a bit of luck to get something out of the game.Right-back Tom Pugh's cross was met by Barry Henderson, who looped an effort over the keeper and on to the bar.
To a mixture of delight and relief,a Marlin defender swung a boot at the ball, but only succeeded in lashing it into his own net.
LONDON 5-A-SIDE LEAGUE, MAIDA VALE DIVISION FTI All Stars...........................1 West London Rangers..........2
RANGERS were through seven times on Monday with only the keeper to beat - but still only scored twice.
In fact, if it hadn't been for Andy Williams' on-song performance - two points would definitely have gone west.
The Rangers striker struck with 10 minutes left to cash in on Brian Stuart's equaliser after FTI had taken an early lead.
Jarek Irvine, Mike Nurse, and Dean Foy all went close, before Williams settled it.