Friday Stat Attack

6 Oct 2017

OHAFC 1st XI: Old Aldenhamians (H), Arthurian League Division One, 1.30pm KO at Harrow School Philathletic Pitches, Harrow HA1 3HW

DIVISION

  • Fifth weekend of the Arthurian League season
  • OHAFC 1s return to Division One following their second relegation in three seasons
  • Finished 2nd in Division One in 2015/16 with 12 wins and 2 draws from 18 games
  • Ended that season 11 points behind Old Brentwoods who have also returned to Division One this season
  • Division One made up of nine sides: Aldenhamians, Berkhamstedians, Bradfieldians, Brentwoods, Cholmeleians, Harrovians, Malvernians, Reptonians & Wellingtonians
  • Old Millfieldians resigned from the League just prior to the season starting
  • OHAFC & Brentwoods relegated from Premier Division, Berkhamstedians promoted from Division Two despite finishing third
  • Top two sides are promoted into the Premier Division, relegation depends on a 1st XI finishing in the top 3 places in Division Two
  • Average points per game needed to win Division One (last 5 seasons): 2.10 (34pts this season)
  • Average points per game needed for promotion to Premier Division (last 5 seasons): 1.72 (28pts this season)
  • Average points per game needed to avoid relegation to Division Two (last 5 seasons): 0.91 (15pts this season)
  • OHAFC current avg points per game: 0.50 (2 games played)
  • Other Division One fixtures this weekend: Old Brentwoods (1st) v Old Bradfieldians (2nd), Old Cholmeleians (6th) v Old Wellingtonians (5th) & Old Malvernians (7th) v Old Reptonians (9th)

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FIXTURE

  • OHAFC 1s (8th in Division One, 1pt) v Old Aldenhamians (4th, 3pts) in Arthurian League Division One
  • 3rd League fixture of the season for both teams
  • First home game of the season for the OHAFC 1s
  • Distance to ground from Duke on the Green Pub, Parsons Green: 9.5 miles
  • Average distance for 16 League games this season: 11.56 miles (last season 11.83 miles)
  • Referee: Stephen Bodell
  • Refereeing his 4th OHAFC League fixture in the last 9 seasons, all four games played on the Hill
  • The OHAFC have lost all four games officiated by Bodell, scoring 7 goals and conceding 14 in the process
  • He has twice refereed the 1s before, the 4-0 defeat to Charterhouse last season and the 4-3 defeat to Radley on the astroturf in April 2016
  • Ollie Curry is the only OHAFC player booked by the official
  • Weather forecast: Showers, 15 degrees
  • Pitch forecast: Excellent 90%, Very good 10%

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TEAMS

  • Last season OHAFC 1s finished 9th in the Premier Division with 13pts
  • Last season Aldenham finished 7th in Division One with 18pts
  • Average position of OHAFC 1st XI last 5 seasons/Average points: 9th in Premier Division/22pts
  • Average position of Aldenham last 5 seasons/Average points: 6th in Division One/21pts
  • As with last week’s opponents Bradfield, Aldenham have spent the past five seasons in Division One, consistently finishing mid-table
  • OHAFC Premier Division form last season: Pld 18, won 3, drawn 4, lost 11, goals scored 23 (2nd fewest in division), conceded 52 (most in division)
  • Aldenham Division One form last season: Pld 18, won 5, drawn 3, lost 10, scored 35 (4th fewest in division), conceded 48 (3rd most in division)
  • OHAFC home League form last season: Pld 9, won 2, lost 7, scored 12, conceded 28
  • Aldenham away League form last season: Pld 9, won 2, drawn 1, lost 6, scored 15, conceded 31
  • Current form (last 3 League games): OHAFC L D L Aldenhamians L W D
  • Last time out: OHAFC lost 5-3 away to Old Bradfieldians last week, Aldenham lost 5-0 at Brentwoods a fortnight ago
  • Corresponding fixture last season: Sides did not meet last season
  • Previous meeting: OHAFC won 2-1 on the Hill on November 21st 2015, Lederman (pen) & Soyinka scoring
  • Overall League record between teams (last eight seasons): Just the two Division One meetings between the teams in the 2015/16 season, OHAFC winning 2-1 on the Hill but Aldenham winning 1-0 at their ground
  • League record at Harrow (last 8 seasons): The 2-1 win in 2015 is the only fixture played there
  • Record OHAFC League victory: 2-1 at home on November 21st 2015
  • Record OHAFC League defeat: 1-0 away on October 3rd 2015
  • Aldenham played the OHAFC 1st XI twice in the Premier Division in the 2009/10 season but their results were expunged from the records after they were found to have fielded ineligible players

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PLAYERS

  • 54 players from squad used last season, 116 in the previous eight seasons
  • Leading 1st XI appearances last season (all competitions): 18 – Yunus Sert, 17 – Ed Poulter
  • Leading 1st XI goalscorers last season (all competitions): 5 – Alex Gilbert
  • Worst discipline last season: 6 yellows – Yunus Sert
  • Most OHAFC League appearances v Aldenham (previous 8 seasons): 10 players played in both League games in the 2015/16 season
  • Leading OHAFC League goalscorers v Aldenham (previous 8 seasons): 1 – Lederman, Soyinka
  • Most OHAFC League appearances v Aldenham at Harrow (previous 8 seasons): Just the solitary fixture played
  • Leading OHAFC League goalscorers v Aldenham at Harrow (previous 8 seasons): 1 – Lederman, Soyinka
  • Yunus Sert named captain for the 2017/18 season, Fred Richardson named vice-captain
  • 12-man squad named for Matchday 3
  • Fred Richardson set for 75th 1st XI career League appearance, 70th 1st XI career League start and first start this season (1 previous sub appearance)
  • Yunus Sert set for 40th 1st XI career start
  • Emre Sert set for 10th 1st XI career League start & appearance
  • Also in Squad: Josh Adejokun, Alex Breeden, James Breeden, Dan Firoozan, Jack Hill, Hamish MacIntyre, Ed Poulter, Chester Robinson & Hugo Trower
  • Total 1st XI appearances / goals in 12-man squad (all competitions, last 9 seasons): 400/47
  • Average 1st XI apps / goals in 12-man squad (all comps, last 9 seasons): 33/4
  • Total Club appearances / goals in 12-man squad (all competitions, last 9 seasons): 471/63
  • Average Club apps / goals in 12-man squad (all comps, last 9 seasons): 39/5

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OHAFC 2nd XI: Old Alleynians (A), Arthurian League Division Two, 12pm KO at Harris Academy 3G, Tintagel Road, Orpington, Kent BR5 4LG

DIVISION

  • Fifth weekend of the Arthurian League season
  • OHAFC 2s return to Division Two for the first time since the 2009/10 season
  • Division Two made up of 10 sides: Alleynians, Charterhouse 2s, Charterhouse 3s, Eton 2s, Forest 2s, KCS Wimbledon 2s, Lancing 2s, Radleians & Westminsters
  • OHAFC 2s and Alleynians promoted from Division Three last season, Radleians relegated from Division One
  • Lancing 2s are the reigning Division Two champions, earning 30pts from 16 League games last season
  • OHAFC 2s unable to earn promotion into Division One, bottom two sides relegated to Division Four
  • Average points per game needed to win Division Two (last 5 seasons): 2.05 (37pts this season)
  • Average points per game needed to avoid relegation to Division Three (last 5 seasons): 0.88 (16pts this season)
  • OHAFC 2s current avg points/game: 0.00
  • Other Division Two fixtures this weekend: Eton 2s (1st) v Radleians (4th), KCS Wimbledon 2s (7th) v Lancing 2s (9th), Westminsters (6th) v Charterhouse 3s (8th)
  • OHAFC 2s have never started a season with four consecutive defeats – only previous time they have suffered three losses was last time in Division Two, the 2009/10 season (won the fourth game of the season against Old Bradfieldians)

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FIXTURE

  • Old Alleynians (2nd, 5pts) v OHAFC 2s (10th, 0pts) in Arthurian League Division Two
  • 4th fixture of the season for both teams
  • Distance to ground from Duke on the Green Pub, Parsons Green: 15.2 miles
  • Average distance for 9 away League fixtures this season: 13.9 miles
  • Average distance for 18 League games this season: 11.7 miles (last season 8.92 miles)
  • This is the 5th longest away fixture of the season
  • Referee: Hugh McDonagh
  • Refereeing his first ever OHAFC League fixture
  • Weather forecast: Showers, 15 degrees
  • Pitch forecast: Astroturf
  • The OHAFC 2s are playing on astroturf for the third time in four League games, the first time they have ever done this
  • The side have already equalled their highest tally of League fixtures played on artificial surfaces from the 2015/16 season (3)
  • Last season the OHAFC 2s played just a single League game on astroturf, winning 3-2 against the Old Salopians at Kings House Sports Ground in early November
  • OHAFC 2s League record on astroturf over the previous 8 seasons: Pld 12, won 4, drawn 2, lost 6, goals scored 23, goals conceded 31
  • OHAFC 2s League record on artificial surfaces away from home: Pld 5, won 2, lost 3, goals scored 9, conceded 10

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TEAMS

  • Last season OHAFC 2s finished 2nd in Division Three with 34pts
  • Last season Alleynians finished 1st in Division Three with 34pts (Alleynians finished top courtesy of two-goal superior goal difference – both teams had identical records)
  • Average position of OHAFC 2nd XI last 5 seasons/Average points: 5th in Division Three/22pts
  • Average position of Alleynians last 5 seasons/Average points: 1st in Division Four/29pts
  • Alleynians have been crowned champions of Divisions Five, Four & Three since their admittance to the League four seasons ago
  • OHAFC Division Three form last season: Pld 14, won 11, drawn 1, lost 2, goals scored 45 (2nd most in division), conceded 21 (fewest in division)
  • Alleynians Division Three form last season: Pld 14, won 11, drawn 1, lost 2, goals scored 49 (most in division), conceded 24 (2nd fewest in division)
  • OHAFC away League form last season: Pld 7, won 4, drawn1, lost 2, scored 16, conceded 12
  • OHAFC 2s possessed the second best away record in Division Three last season
  • Alleynians home League form last season: Pld 7, won 7, scored 29, conceded 11
  • Alleynians possessed the second best home record in Division Three last season
  • Current form (last 3 League games): OHAFC L L L Alleynians D D W
  • OHAFC away form this season: Only away fixture to date is the 2-1 defeat to KCS Wimbledon 2s on September 23rd
  • Alleynians’ home form this season: Only home fixture to date a 1-1 draw with Westminsters on September 23rd
  • Last time out: OHAFC lost 5-2 at home to Eton 2s, Alleynians drew 0-0 at Forest 2s, both games last weekend
  • Corresponding fixture last season: Alleynians won 2-1 at the Trevor Bailey Sports Ground on October 15th 2016, Soyinka scoring Harrow’s goal
  • Previous meeting: Alleynians won 6-0 on the Harrow School Astroturf on the opening day of this season
  • Overall League record between teams (last nine seasons): 3 previous meetings, OHAFC won 1, lost 2, scored 3, conceded 9
  • League record at Dulwich (last 8 seasons): The 2-1 defeat last season is the only previous meeting between the teams at Dulwich
  • Record OHAFC victory: 2-1 at home on March 25th 2016, Alhadeff scoring both goals
  • Record OHAFC defeat: 6-0 home on September9th 2017

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PLAYERS

  • 46 players from squad used last season, 142 in the previous eight seasons
  • Leading 2nd XI appearances last season (all competitions): 16 – Lederman, 15 - Taunton-Collins
  • Leading 2nd XI goalscorers last season (all competitions): 20 – Soyinka, 13 - Alhadeff
  • Worst discipline last season: 1 yellow – Barwick, H Morrison, Sert
  • Leading 2nd XI appearances this season (all competitions): 3 – Lederman, Taunton-Collins, Conti von Hirsch, Woolley
  • Leading 2nd XI goalscorers this season (all competitions): 1 – Alhadeff, Galen Crawley, Lederman
  • Most OHAFC League appearances v Alleynians (previous 9 seasons, 3 games played): 3 – Alhadeff, Lederman, Taunton-Collins, Woolley
  • Leading OHAFC League goalscorers v Alleynians (previous 9 seasons): 2 – Alhadeff, 1 - Soyinka
  • Most OHAFC League appearances at Dulwich vs Alleynians (previous 8 seasons): Only 1 previous fixture
  • Leading OHAFC League goalscorers at Dulwich vs Alleynians (previous 8 seasons): 1 - Soyinka
  • 13-man squad named for Matchday 4
  • Alex Gilbert set for 70th career club appearance, 5th 2nd XI career League appearance and club debut this season
  • Simon Maydon set for 70th 2nd XI career appearance
  • Jack Alhadeff set for 30th career club start & appearance
  • Kyri Pittalis set for 30th career club appearance
  • Charlie Bick set for 5th 2nd XI career League start and 2nd XI season debut
  • Alexi Pittalis set for 5th 2nd XI career appearance
  • Zander Whitehurst set for 2nd XI career debut and club season debut
  • Connor Barrett, Harry Bick & Jon Sharples all set for 2nd XI career debuts
  • Also in Squad: Gbeminiyi Soyinka, Geoff Taunton-Collins & Harry Woolley
  • Total 2nd XI appearances / goals in 14-man squad (all competitions, last 9 seasons): 338/116
  • Average 2nd XI apps / goals in 14-man squad (all comps, last 9 seasons): 26/9
  • Total Club appearances / goals in 14-man squad (all competitions, last 9 seasons): 491/153
  • Average Club apps / goals in 14-man squad (all comps, last 9 seasons): 38/12
  • The 2s’ longest current consecutive appearances run ends on Saturday: David Lederman misses his first 2nd XI fixture since the 4-1 loss at Old Epsomians on the opening day of last season (19 games)

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OHAFC 3rd XI: No fixture - Next game KCS Wimbledon 3s (A), Saturday October 21st

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