3s continue momentum with point away to Wellingtonians
- October 10th 2020, Southfields Aspire 3G Astro, 11am
- Division 4
- Referee: Maciej Szczesny
- Weather: Cloudy, breezy
- Pitch: Astroturf
|No.||Starting XI||Goals||Yellow & Red Cards||Subs On/Off|
|4||Ed Nicholson (c)|
The OHAFC 3rd XI continued their upward momentum with a second consecutive draw in Division Four, enjoying a decent scrap against the Old Wellingtonians on the astroturf at Southfields Aspire Centre in Wandsworth on Saturday morning. Despite neither side being able to find a breakthrough and having to settle for a point apiece, leaving them both still in search of a first win of the season, it was another solid display from Ed Nicholson’s men.
Both sides had chances throughout, the OHAFC taking advantage of a strong wind behind them in the first half and nearly opening the scoring courtesy of a superb long-range free-kick from Will Glover that was well saved by the Wellington keeper.
At the other end, the Harrow back four had to be alert throughout, with Spray (making his first appearance of the season), Tritton, Nicholson and Toby Colehan well backed up by goalkeeper Tom Mitchell. The hosts did have the ball in the back of the net at one stage but it was correctly ruled out for offside by referee Maciej Szczesny, taking charge of his first ever OHAFC fixture. The official marked his debut by brandishing yellow cards to skipper Nicholson and to a Wellingtonian for dissent, temporarily leaving them down to ten men.
The second half again saw both sides spurn half-chances, the introduction of half-time subs Mikey Watford, Oliver Corbidge and Adam Graham failing to provide the cutting edge necessary for the visitors, although come the final whistle they could be well satisfied with another point gained that keeps them in fifth place in the table.
Next up is a home game against another side below them in the table, Lancing 2s, who have dropped steadily down the divisions over the past few seasons. It should prove another good opportunity for the Blues to earn that elusive first victory.