King’s reign is short -lived

Le­ices­ter star­let leaves United af­ter just two games FOOT­BALL

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

United boss Mickey Lewis last week signed for­mer Le­ices­ter City U21 hot shot King, who two years ago was top scorer for their U18s but has since been re­leased by the Premier League cham­pi­ons.

King made his de­but in last Tues­day’s 1-1 draw at Ket­ter­ing Town, and also started up front in Sun­day’s 2-1 home de­feat to Dorch­ester Town at Bea­cons­field SYCOB, but that is set to be his last game for the club.

Lewis said: “Keenan was a free agent who came in to help us out as a short-term op­tion, but he was never go­ing to be a long-term sign­ing, and Sun­day was his last game.

“Big Melford (Simp­son) is not 100 per cent fit but has been giv­ing it a right go any­way, while Lloyd has been a big miss, not just for his abil­ity, but also his pace. We hope to have him back within a cou­ple of weeks.

“We’ve had a lot go­ing against us, and not just the in­juries – like Tom Broad­bent be­ing called up for Army du­ties, and we lost one of our de­fend­ers to food poi­son­ing at the week­end.

“Tak­ing all that into con­sid­er­a­tion, I was de­lighted that we took seven points out of nine in the league be­fore Sun­day, but we didn’t play well at all on Sun­day.

“Hav­ing said that, they had two shots all game and scored them both, while we had two shots cleared off the line, so it could eas­ily have been a dif­fer­ent out­come.”

United’s fans, mean­while, were this week praised on Twit­ter for the man­ner in which they re­sponded to a 50-minute de­lay dur­ing Sun­day’s game, while wait­ing for an am­bu­lance to take Dorch­ester’s Nathan Walker to hospi­tal, who suf­fered a neck in­jury.

The home fans waited pa­tiently and ap­plauded and sung the stricken player’s name as he was loaded into the am­bu­lance, lead­ing to tweets of thanks from Dorch­ester fans and the player’s own brother.

Once play re­sumed, United were un­able to turn around a 2-1 deficit, hav­ing equalised through Sam Humphreys af­ter fall­ing be­hind, al­low­ing Dorch­ester to leapfrog them in the South­ern Premier ta­ble and slip­ping to 19th.

Lewis’s troops, who were due to play Han­well Town in the League Cup last night (Tues­day), travel to Red­ditch Town on Satur­day be­fore host­ing St Ives Town next Tues­day, again at Bea­cons­field SYCOB. KAJUS Cepas notched four goals as West Dray­ton Ex­plor­ers U7s bagged their first win on Sun­day.

Filip Pon­ski also net­ted two and Ar­mon­dio Mor­eira one for the young Ex­plor­ers, while As­ton Odeyale was named man of the match.

A Daniel Mickale hat-trick, a Natu Yo­hannes brace, plus one each from Kennedy Kithinji and Ava Lyon, saw the U8 Blues win 7-4 at S4K, but the U8 Reds went down 6-4 at Chal­font Saints, de­spite goals from Harry Mac­fay­den, Alex Ko­valenko, Gabriel Dick­son and Odeiro Brand, and a man of the match dis­play from Do­minic Gon­calves.

Harry Todd was an­other hat-trick hero, in the U10 Reds’ 7-1 win over KS Kryf, in which Joe Ros­siter fired in a dou­ble and Ethan Cupido and Euan Hlubanyana and Harry Todd was star man, while the U10 Blues won 3-2 at BJ Leop­ards Whites, where Ciaran West was the stand out player.

The U10 Pur­ples won by the same score at FC Cip­pen­ham, thanks to two goals from Finn Mur­phy and one from Rokas Ba­tru­saitis (Tyler Pal­frey MOM), but the U9s went down to Wind­sor Tigers Black, de­spite both Mar­cos Cabezeulo and Kasey Dav­en­port be­ing on the mark (Mar­cos Cabezeulo MOM).

Johnny Mar­row was yet an­other to hit a hat­trick as the U15s won 7-4 at Burn­ham Tiger Yellows, with Aran Brar notch­ing twice and Bran­dan Pritchard and Je­shan Jey­atheeswaren once each, while two Reece But­ler goals, an own goal and fur­ther strikes from Al­fie Stevens, Ran­vier Jam­gotre and Cruz earned the U11s a 6-0 win over Wembley Youth.

A brace apiece from Al­fie Tay­lor and Ar­mari Adams, plus a goal from man of the match Lewis Scott, gave the U13s a 5-2 win over Taplow United, while Rayon Mur­ray and star man Josh Odell both scored in the U12s’ 2-2 draw at Burn­ham Whites, and the U16s went down 2-0 to Heathrow Club.

n LENGTHY DE­LAY: A goal­mouth scram­ble ends in a hor­ri­ble neck in­jury for Dorch­ester’s Nathan Walker

n BRIEF STOP: Keenan King

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