Encouraging pre-season win for the Blues

Old Harrovians 1st XI
4 : 1
Old Marlburians 1st XI
  • August 24th 2021, Colliers Wood United FC, 8pm
  • Friendly
  • Referee: None
  • Weather: Cloudy
  • Pitch: Good
No. Starting XI Goals Yellow & Red Cards Subs On/Off
1 Fraser McGuinness (c)
2 Jamie Jordache
3 Ed Nicholson 60'
4 Ed Beecham
5 Musty Akhtar 60'
6 Arthur Leney 65' 60'
7 Daniel Firoozan 60'
8 George Gould 60'
9 Will Bamford 60'
10 Charlie Bick 60'
11 Ciaran Jordan 15', 25' 60'
12 Felix Tritton 30'
13 Josh Davies 80' 30'
14 George Taylor 30'
15 John Koutalides 30'

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.