Encouraging pre-season win for the Blues
- August 24th 2021, Colliers Wood United FC, 8pm
- Referee: None
- Weather: Cloudy
- Pitch: Good
|No.||Starting XI||Goals||Yellow & Red Cards||Subs On/Off|
|1||Fraser McGuinness (c)|
|11||Ciaran Jordan||15', 25'||60'|
This was highly encouraging performance and result for the OHAFC 1st XI as they kick-start their preparations for the long season ahead.
Skipper Fraser McGuinness cobbled together a makeshift side to take on Division One side the Old Marlburians at Colliers Wood, the now-traditional venue for OHAFC pre-season action. Whilst the midfield and attack contained plenty of 1s regulars, the back four included debutant Musty Akhtar and 3s skipper Ed Nicholson. There was also a 1s debut for Arthur Leney, with several other new faces on the subs bench, Josh Davies, George Taylor and John Koutalides joined by 3s centre-back Felix Tritton. All four players played an hour of the game.
And the Blues secured a fine win under the lights, a brace of early goals from striker Ciaran Jordan helping the side off to the perfect start. Despite the Marlburians pulling one back, excellent second-half strikes from youngsters Arthur Leney and sub Josh Davies - who looked highly promising - completed a highly-satisfying run-out.