Kensington Dragons 2

LPOSSA suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday in a top of the table clash with Kensington Dragons.

Both sides have their eyes on the league championship, but Kensington have taken the advantage following this victory.

The game was switched to Cranford Community College as the LPR club was waterlogged and LPOSSA will be wishing the game had been called off altogether.

LPOSSA made a disastrous start and almost found themselves chasing the game after just 20 minutes.

Dragons had won 17 in a row going into this one and they grabbed an early lead as Jamie Cooper went walkabout in the LPOSSA goal.

Soon it was two. Paul Murphy was robbed of the ball in midfield and the onrushing Cooper was unable to stop the Kensington counter attack.

Jon Karamath, who started on the bench, was quickly introduced as LPOSSA changed formation to try and get back into the game.

The change worked and LPOSSA pulled one back when Karamath played a great through-ball for Jeff Kalajaiye to run on to and smash the ball home from outside the box.

Neither side could find the net in the second period. Debutant Carl Adamson nearly grabbed an equaliser, but his header sailed over the bar at the death.

LPOSSA seconds were knocked out of the Junior Cup at the first hurdle when they lost 6-0 at home to Lampton Park. Sam Tucker was man of the match.