FC Kensington have grown from one fledgling breakaway team to an operation that plan to put out a massive SEVEN teams this season.

The outfit that was the offshoot of a spat with Kensington Dragons two seasons ago now have two U18 teams in the Harrow Youth League as well as sides at U16, U15, U14, U12 and an U16 girls eleven.

And on Sunday's opening day of the season FCK started with something for everybody - two wins, two draws and two defeats.

The first U18 side saw Chris Lising open the scoring against Ruislip Rangers with an assist from new signing Andrea Ciao, whose shot was half-cleared to the waiting Lising to pounce. However, their joy was short-lived when a late Rangers goal forced a 1-1 draw.

The other U18 team beat London Tigers 2-1 in Hayes with goals from Nick Loates and a superb 25-yard strike from Gavin Mason.

The U16s drew 3-3 with Wealdstone, but the U15s lost 3-0 to Harlington as did the U14s to Greenford Celtic. The FCK U12s had the best result of the weekend beating Ruislip Rangers juniors 7-3 in their first-ever game. HARROW YOUTH LEAGUE


A DOUBLE for Ramanie Lang was only a consolation for 10-men North Ken - although the game was by no means a onesided affair.

Every time Heathrow scored on Sunday so did Lang, with Rakeem Herman getting the other. But in the end the extra man and a dubious penalty helped the home side into a winning lead.