Cup glory as U13s cruise into Quarter Finals

Camden and Regent’s Park Youth League leaders Kentish Town cruised into the quarter finals of the London FA Youth Cup with a 15 goal demolition of Leyton United on Saturday. Travelling to Leyton’s home base at Hackney Marshes, Town swiftly took the lead through on-form striker Al Reese Minsiomi, whose long range shot crept under a diving United keeper.


Town kept up the pressure, going two ahead shortly after when centre back Max Leach got on the end of a free kick by Trey Farringdon McCarthy, before the floodgates opened, Town scoring 6 further goals in ten minutes to put the game out of reach before half time.


Not content to ease up with the game already won, Town continued to maintain their work rate during an equally one-sided second half, running out eventual 15-0 victors, with hat tricks for Al Reese Minsiomi and fellow striker Blend Gashi and two goals each for Trey Farrington McCarthy and Jayden Bailey Jennings, bringing free scoring Town’s total goals scored this season to 52 in six games, in an unbeaten run that now stretches back to the start of September.

U11s to play at West Ham tonight

Looking forward to some brilliant football from our U11s as they play a game at West Ham tonight. Off the back of some fantastic performances, particularly playing a year up in the Camden and Regent’s Park Youth League U12 7v7 we’re expecting great things from them!

Week 9 Round-up: U13As North London’s new invincibles?

Another great day of football on the park today.

Lots of good football in the younger age groups. The U8s showing absolute quality as they won 4-1 in the first game of the day. A tough lesson for the U9s who were 2-0 up with minutes to spare and in total control, but then somehow saw themselves go down 2-4 in a crazy last few minutes. Our U10s – still recruiting and building a team – had a tough game, improving but still a lot of work to do.

In the older age groups the u11s continued to show their brilliant potential as they won 1-0 in their U12s league game, playing a physical side a year older than them. Some great photos from Kaya Skaanes below. The U12s struggled to hit the target, in a frustrating match in which they missed the contribution of their U11s colleagues – off playing their own game.

Finally, our U13A team warmed up for the London cup game by continuing their charge towards the league title, with a comfortable 5-0 win against Muswell Hill – so far they have the outstanding record of P5 W5 GF33 GA2 PT15 – and looking well on track to be the new North London Invincibles…

Week 7 report: Running away with the League!

Another great week for our superb U13s as they consolidated their grip on the Camden & Regents Park A League, with a 7-0 victory over Muswell Hill, that puts them 2 points clear of Arsenal Community, but – more importantly – gives them a positive goal difference of 26, a spectacular achievement this early in the season.

Elsewhere, our U13Bs continued their improvement in form, with a comfortable 5-2 victory over Priory Park. But our U11s (playing up a year at U12 7v7) were unlucky to miss out, going down 2-1 to Camden Elite. And our ever improving U8s continued to play well, although not this week, grabbing the victory their performance deserved.

Week 6: More goals as U12s and U13s continue their surge up tables

Another great week for Kentish Town’s brilliant kids, with all of our teams doing well, and our U12s and U13s continuing to look on track for pursuit of league titles at the end of the season.

Our U13A side comfortably outclassed fellow title challengers Pro Touch, marred only by three lapses in defensive focus, which the opposition took full advantage of. The 5-3 scoreline not reflecting the extent to which Town controlled possession and created chances in a largely one sided match.

Our U12s grabbed a last minute draw against a Hill side who, nevertheless, conceded the points as a result of fielding a number of ineligible players.

Our U11s continued to show the progress that has been evident for the last 6 months of their development, making up for not quite achieving a heroic comeback a fortnight ago with a 4 goal victory over Camden Elite.

Finally our U9s ran out 3-1 winners of their game, with some great goals from Ellis (x2) and Zekie.

With some great individual performances in a range of friendlies taking place this weekend, enabling us to try out a range of new and fringe players at U10 and U11 and showcasing our amazing U7 talent, Town continue to set great performance benchmarks, as we look forward to another spectacular season, and the development of yet more great young footballers.

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Week 5: 25 goals in 5 games for Kentish Town

Another fantastic weekend of football for Kentish Town’s great young sides as they continue to perform well in all age groups of the Camden and Regents Park League, with plenty of great performances, many of them from players playing a year above their usual age group and 25 goals scored across 5 games.

Our U13Bs finally got the convincing victory that early season performances deserved, as they again dominated a game from start to finish, but this time got the goals as well, putting four past CFBL in a game in which the ball rarely entered their own half. A particularly impressive performance, given that half of the team were U12s playing up a year (and playing very well, too).

Our U11s (plus a couple of U12s) continued to show why they are one of our most exciting age groups, as they enjoyed themselves thoroughly, playing some great football as they ran out 5-0 winners of their U12 7v7 game against Pro Touch SA.

Despite failing to score this weekend, our U10s showed some real potential, but are still a very new team learning to play together, and were unlucky to lose 2-0 – Town’s only loss of the weekend – but look like they are going to be very good indeed when it all comes together.

The U9s shared a 14 goal thriller with Eagles FC, with both defences clearly not bothering to turn out for a game that ended 7-7 in front of an excited crowd.

And finally, our outstanding U8 group scored the most goals of the weekend, putting eight past Primrose Hill in a game they eventually won 8-3.

Week 4 round-up – another great weekend for Kentish Town!

Another great weekend of football as Kentish Town kids show why – despite the pouring rain – they’re regarded as amongst the most talented football players currently playing in the Borough.

Our U13s put on a proper show for an utterly drenched set of parents and spectators taking on on London Tigers and ran out 16-0 winners in a one sided contest which delivered a hatful of goals for an ever more exciting side who have dominated all their games so far this season.

Our U12s turned out a fairly young team this week, with a lot of our super-talented U11s playing up a year. But they nevertheless bossed the first half against against a decent Drayton Youth side, scoring 4 goals, in a game that eventually ended 4-1.

The U11s played their own game this morning, drawing 2-2 against highly fancied Muswell Hill. This is probably the most exciting developing side we’ve got at the moment in the club – we’re expecting great things over the next 2-3 years.

The U10s played a friendly at Castlehaven, enabling them to try our a few new players, and came away with a 4-4 draw and some really positive signs for the coming season.

Finally, our U9s were slightly disappointed with a 1-1 draw in a game they should have won. Endless shots on goal, but not quite good enough finishing in a game they otherwise dominated for long periods.

CRPL Week 3 Round Up – U11s kickstart their U12 season!

Mixed results but some great performances this week in the CRPL, with the highlight being our U11s grabbing a 3-2 victory to kickstart their campaign in the U12A league.

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Our U13Bs were unlucky to lose by a similar margin, as they conceded two late goals to lose 2-3 to HSFC.

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Elsewhere on Regent’s Park, we saw our brilliant U8s firing in five goals

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Whilst our U10s had a bad day at the office, going down 4-1, despite some decent individual performances, they just never quite got started against a good LSS team.

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The coming week is looking even more exciting, with a mid-week game for our U7s at Tufnell Park and our U7, U9, U11, U12 and U13As all playing next weekend at Regent’s Park.

CRPL Week 2 Round Up – more great football!

Another great week of football for KTFA as our U11s kicked off their U11 7v7 campaign with a seven goal thriller; our U13s ran out comfortable winners of a friendly against fellow A league challengers Regents Park; our U12s cruised to victory against St John’s Wood and U7s and U9s also put in great performances in the Camden and Regents Park Youth League.

The U13s kicked off first against Regents Park, with an experimental midfield missing key midfield anchors Trey Farringdon McCarthy, Benji Wells and Sol Hamilton. Despite that, they comfortably controlled their game from start to finish, only a late consolation strike marring what was otherwise a routine victory that bodes well for the rest of the season.
Match report here http://kentishtownfootballacademy.org/event/1574/

Our outstanding U11s narrowly lost out in a seven goal thriller. Chaotic defending early on saw them concede a four goal deficit within minutes of the game, but then fight back with a scintillating second half performance that almost saw them claim a share of the points. If they can match their second half performance in other games, they’ll be a force to be reckoned with this year.
Match report here http://kentishtownfootballacademy.org/event/1482/

Amazingly, some of the same team then ran across the park to line up with the U12 9v9’s for their first game of the season against St John’s Wood. Playing some exciting, dynamic football, they raced to a 2-0 lead before letting SJW back into the game, before claiming all the points with a late header from Joshua Oghenekaro
Match report here http://kentishtownfootballacademy.org/event/1487/

Across Regent’s Park, our U9s played well against a strong LSS side, but narrowly missed out on a win, whilst our U7s kicked off their season with some spectacular football in front of the Regents Park Hub.

All together a great second week for KTFA, and already looking forward to week 3 of the league on 24 September, when our U8s, U10s, U11s and U13Bs will all be in action.

New season kicks off for Kentish Town with win for U13s

A great opening weekend of football for Kentish Town, with our U13As kicking off the season with a convincing 4-0 victory against Jolof FC.

Match report here http://kentishtownfootballacademy.org/event/1500/

In other games, our U13B team were unlucky to not come out winners of a game against the Hill that they dominated, but drew 1-1 as the Hill grabbed a late equaliser against the run of play.

Our multiple trophy winning U11s were also in action, playing a year up in the U12 7v7 league. They found playing at a higher level hard going as they struggled to adjust to a faster and more physical game, but it will set them in good stead for their U11A League debut next week.

Our U8s and U10s also had a run out in CRPL friendlies, with some great goals and performances that bode well for the rest of the season.

A match report on the U10s game is here http://kentishtownfootballacademy.org/event/1478/

With a number of our U7s and U9s putting in some great performances playing a year up in the U8s and U10s respectively, we’re starting to put together a great group of players for 2016-17 at KTFA.