Kensington Dragons vs Clapton CFC preview: On form men’s first team in tricky away game

Saturday sees a tricky return visit to face Kensington Dragons in the league, just four weeks after our defeat there in the league cup.

We’re in excellent form in the league, though, unbeaten in second place with five wins and two draws so far. Saturday’s 7-2 win against Cricklewood Wanderers followed on from a 2-0 win at leaders Indian Gymkhana.

Striker Fred Taylor is on fire in particular, currently top scorer in the division with 10 goals in 7 league games.

Meanwhile the Dragons are looking good themselves, only losing one game so far in all competitions, against Indian Gymkhana. They have as many as five games in hand on some teams so they certainly in the title chase.

Kensington Dragons started in 2001 with local children and parents having a regular kick around in the Kensington Memorial Park.

The youngsters wanted to play regular football matches and after hard work from parents and players, Kensington Dragons was formed.

The club has expanded over the years to now have eight boys’ teams, five girls’ teams and three men’s teams.
It is a registered charity and run by the trustees and a committee made up of club officers, managers and coaches.

The charity’s objects are “to promote community participation of, primarily, children and young people regardless of race, sex, creed, financial means or social and economic circumstances.”

Their home ground is Linford Christie Stadium, the athletics ground at Wormwood Scrubs, right by the prison.

Championship side Queen’s Park Rangers have lodged plans to move there and turn it into a 30,000 capacity stadium.

Match information

Kensington Dragons vs Clapton CFC is at 2.30pm on Saturday, October 29 at Linford Christie Stadium, Artillery Lane, off Du Cane Road W12 0DF

Entry is free. There is no bar or clubhouse open so bring your own food/drink.

Travel wise, it is one of the easiest away grounds to get to from East London. It’s a 12-minute walk from East Acton in Zone 2 on the Central Line, or 25 minutes from Wood Lane on both the Hammersmith and City and Circle lines.

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