Aleks earns victory
W DRAYTON EXPLORERS
ALEKS Kovalenko was the only hat-trick hero for West Drayton Explorers on Sunday.
The youngster scored all his side’s goals in the under-8s Reds’ 3-1 win over Delaford Colts Blues with teammate Gabriel Dickson named man of the match.
The U11s battled to victory in a physical encounter with Protec Youth, goals from Cruz Ojo and Godwin Usifo sealing a 2-0 victory.
The U7s were the club’s other winners as, helped by Kajus Cepas’ double, they saw off SK4 Lions 3-0. Amandio Moreiro was man of the match.
The U16s and U9s posted tight draws. The former had a Zubair Naseri strike in their 1-1 draw with Downley Dynamos while Marcos Valero was on target for the U9s as their match with Chalfont Saints Cobras ended in the same scoreline.
The U13s looked to have earned a draw thanks to an Armari Adams goal against BJ Panthers Blue only to suffer late heartache as their opponents scored with 30 seconds remaining.
Two for Daniel Mikale and one for man of the match Kennedy Kithinji were not enough to stop the U8s Blues losing 4-3 against Golden Eagles, while the U10s Reds lost 4-2 to Thames Valley despite goals for Tristan Villacrusis and Charlie Penil.