King’s reign is short -lived
Leicester starlet leaves United after just two games FOOTBALL
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