Dragons men’s seconds blaze past the Warriors
Westminster Dragons second teamdominated West London seconds in a one-sided match that saw them score 8 goals to the good.
Captain, Salah Ismail said after the game that “everything went well, our tactics were good and we played well.” Liban Wais and Valdermar Martins both scoring hat-tricks.
Wais picked up the ball after 12 minutes in midfield and dribbled his way through. Took it round the on-rushing keeper and slotted it calmly into the corner to open the scoring.
Martins caused havoc down the right side, even pulling off a rabona cross which ultimately led to nothing.
Eight minutes later Wais was on the receiving end of a perfect low cross and finished well to double the Dragons lead and get his deserved goal.
The Warriors keeper grew into the game as he made a couple of vital saves towards the latter end of the half. However, 33 minutes in, after a strong handball shout for the Dragons, the ball fell to Luke Sheppard who snapped at it with his left foot and it found the back of the net.
The Dragons started the second half as they finished the first. Martins quickly placed the ball firmly into the bottom corner to put them four up.
The crowd started to olé as the Dragons were playing the ball around with style. After some terrific team play, the ball fell to Wais who poked it home for Westminster’s fifth and his hat-trick.
Westminster carried on dominating and soon after the fifth goal, Alex Van Oudgaarden struck an inch-perfect free-kick that bent into the top corner.
Wais picked up the ball in midfield once again and after another beautiful individual run, he scored his third goal, bringing Westminster to seven.
Finally, substitute Alvaro Zubelda got the ball in midfield and from absolutely nothing he fired the ball straight past the outstretched keeper to cap off the eight-goal thriller.
A convincing performance for the second team, with some players really making their case for the jump to the firsts.