Welcome to Kendall Wanderers F.C.
Kendall Wanderers F.C. is one of the oldest amateur soccer teams in Massachusetts.
The club currently consists of 3
teams playing in the BSSL
and two over 30s teams playing in
Our first team are current BSSL Cup champions (2014).
Tuesday, January 20th, 2014
Save The Date: Kendall Wanderers 2015 AGM - Sun Feb 8th - 2pm - The Banshee
We just want to give an early heads up that the 2015 club AGM as been scheduled for Sunday, Feb 8th, 2pm, at The Banshee in Dorchester: 934 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02125
Please join us as we review 2014 and make plans for 2015. As always, we'll be electing a new committee, so please consider helping out if you can. If there are any other items you would like to get on the agenda, feel free to let us know in advance but you can always raise topics on the day. It will be a big year with two sides in BSSL Division 1 and the possibility of an Over 40s side being added. Any club is only as good as its members, so please play your part in helping to continue the excellent progress of KWFC in recent years.
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Kendall A Win The BSSL Cup!!!
BSSL Cup Final Result: Kendall A 3-0 Playwright
Congratulations to A team managers, Phil Keane & Fabrice Matichard, and the players for their comprehensive cup final win in Melrose last night.
Kendall B Runners Up BSSL Divsion 2
More congratulations to the B team gaffers, Phil O'Driscoll, Dave Power and Dennis Brosnan, and the players who gain automatic promotion to Division 1 and will now look forward to locking horns with the best the league has to offer in 2015.
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Report Catch-Up: B's get promoted to BSSL Division 1!!!
Cambridge Arsenal 0-4 Kendall B: Kendall B braved the rain and the sore heads yesterday morning in Danehy Park to play their final game of the season. A win for Druids FC would steer them clear of the relegation playoff so Kendall needed to be ready for a battle. An early goal settled Kendall into their rhythm, Iain McCall netting his first goal for the club. More chances came as Kendall were playing some great football up to the final third. However the final passes and finishing were being rushed. Tyler Cox had the best of the chances but his effort was pushed around the post by the keeper. 1-0 at the break. Kendall continued to play well in the second half, although Johnny Crowley did have some saves to make in the Kendall goal. Donning the gloves in the absence of John O'Toole, Crowley dealt with everything thrown at him on the day...some in more convincing fashion than others! The all-important second goal came and it was Kendall who scored it, Chris Scearbo running clear and finishing past the keeper. Scearbo, who has been in prolific form of late, scored his second minutes later when he got on the end of a centre across the six-yard box after some good work from Jonah Fontela. The fourth and final goal was scored by Andy Muir, again more great build up play to setup the effort on goal. A good win to end the season, finishing second in BSSL Division 2 and securing automatic promotion to the top flight.
Club Recordacoes De Portugal 1-1 Kendall O30 B: Kendall B clinched a play-off spot in NEOTHSL Division 5 on the back of this hard-fought draw against league leaders Club Recordacoes De Portugal. On top of an 8am start way down in Fall River, 16 brave soles had to battle the brutal conditions of rain, wind and snow. Kendall won the toss and took the wind in the first half. Wanderers defended too deep in the opening exchanges, but the defensive strategy worked to their advantage when a counter-attack led to a trademark clinical finish from Justin Teman. The striker was aided and abetted by super link-up play on the break by Dan O'Regan and Chris Pearce. Unfortunately, Portugal equalised towards the end of the first half with a long shot that Kendall goalkeeper Fred Barney did will to keep out. However, the hosts were sharpest to the breaking ball and they finished well. Second-half chances were few and far between for both sides as very good defending from both teams meant the spoils were shared. It was a great display all round from everyone, and the only pity was that Kendall didn't produce the same intensity in the first game against the same opponents. While the point does secure a play-off berth for Kendall, it also means that Club Recordacoes De Portugal have the fate of the only promotion place in Division 5S in their own hands. Both they and Kendall have 20 points each, although Portugal have two games left to play as opposed to Kendall's one. However, they also have eight card points accrued and so there is still a chance that Kendall could pip them to the top spot.
Kendall B 1-2 MIT: Kendall B went into the game knowing that a win would give them the chance to clinch the BSSL Division 2 title the following week against Druids FC. However, MIT started the game on the front foot and took the lead before Kendall even got going. The goal came from a corner; a front post header catching the Kendall defence out. The rest of the half was played mostly in midfield with the two teams cancelling each other out in many respects. MIT did have a couple chances but the best chance came to Kendall striker Dave Clifford. Unfortunately his point blank range header went inches wide. The half ended 1-0 with MIT having the lion's share of possession. Kendall needed a good start to the second half but it didn't materialise. MIT scored their second goal from another set piece not long into the half. A free kick just inside the half was launched to the back post and the MIT striker towered over the Kendall rearguard to power a header past John O'Toole in goal. Kendall went three at the back with two out and out strikers to try get back in the game. A goal did come when Derrick James forced the ball over the line after some continuous pressure on the MIT goal. Kendall were now playing well, keeping possession with confidence that was so lacking earlier in the came. Although the performance improved, the equaliser didn't come. A disappointing result for Kendall, but a great season overall as promotion was already secured. Congratulations go to MIT for winning the league. Kendall's game next week will close out the Fall season.
Kendall O30 B 4-2 Boston Pops Athletic Club: Kendall Wanderers enhanced their NEOTHSL Division 5S title chances with an impressive victory over a much-improved Boston Pops AC outfit. Lar Barden's troops have been quick out of the traps recently, and it was the case again this morning as they took a 2-0 lead. Justin Teman continued his recent scoring streak, as did the reinvigorated Tim Boomer. But that advantage was quickly wiped out by Boston Pops as the sides headed into the interval locked at 2-2. Kendall eliminated most of the defensive mishaps after the break, except for a lazy back pass by Barden whose blushes were saved by a superb goal-saving tackle by Andy S. Wanderers regained the lead 15 minutes from time, and (inevitably) Teman was at the heart of the matter. The striker led Boston Pops on a merry dance which was only halted when the visiting goalkeeper hauled him down in the box. The stopper was lucky to stay on the pitch after the infraction. Chris Pearce stepped up to convert the penalty by sending the 'keeper the wrong way. It didn't go unnoticed that regular spot kick taker Collie Hamell shirked his responsibilities due an ill-fitting pair of new boots! Hamell made amends late on, however, when he provided the assist for Pearce to bag his second goal of the game and put the result beyond doubt. The victory sets up a crunch tie with Club Recordacoes De Portugal next week. The result of that encounter will go a long way to determining who will top the division and earn promotion to Division 4.
Kendall B 5-0 Groton House: Kendall braved the storm conditions to play a rearranged game versus Groton House under the lights in Melrose, knowing that a win would seal automatic promotion to BSSL Division 1. The opening exchanges were fairly even as both teams got to grips with the swirling wind and rain. Kendall, with the wind mostly at their backs, eventually started to pin Groton back into their half. The best of the early efforts came from Chris Scearbo as he hit a beauty from outside the box that came back off the crossbar. The opening goal came from a defence-splitting through ball from Kendall's backline into the path of Scearbo. The winger, in fine goalscoring form, kept his composure to find the corner of the net and settle any nerves. The second goal wasn't long in coming, a great delivery from a corner was met by Colm Caffrey in the six-yard box. A second or two passed before the assistant referee raised his flag to signal that the ball had crossed the line before the defender had hacked it out. The net bulging must have given it away! Kendall's tails were up now and they were playing some great football. Dave Clifford was causing Groton all sorts of problems and he was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet with a number of efforts. The third goal did come before half time, Paul Alvarenga just on the field cushioned a pass to Johnny Crowley with his first touch. Crowley then hit a bullet into the top corner, giving the Groton 'keeper no chance. 3-0 at the half. Kendall kept up the tempo in the second half and never gave Groton a sniff of getting back into the game. Mark Cotton and Caffrey were dominating the midfield and allowing Hisham Boualam plenty of time on the ball to create chances higher up the field. One of Hisham's runs from midfield set up Scearbo for Kendall's fourth. Hisham skilfully left two players in his wake and laid the ball off to Scearbo at the edge of the box. Scearbo hit a screamer with his left foot into the top corner - unstoppable. Another pass from Hisham put Scearbo through on goal and he secured his hat-trick with a great finish, using the outside of his right foot to curl past the advancing 'keeper. 5-0 it finished, another well-deserved clean sheet for Kendall B, and a really solid performance in testing conditions. Promotion to Division 1 secured with two games to spare!