1s return to winning ways at Bradfield

2 Dec 2019

The OHAFC 1st XI returned to winning ways after five games without tasting success following a highly eventful 6-4 win away to third-placed Old Bradfieldians in the Premier Division on Saturday afternoon.

With the hosts having just notched up a win away to League leaders the Old Carthusians, and the OHAFC having not won in the League since October 5th when they beat the Chigwellians 5-1, a tough afternoon appeared in store for the men in blue.

And the opening twenty minutes did little to suggest otherwise, with the hosts 2-0 to the good, courtesy of a free-kick and a close-range shot that nutmegged keeper Fraser McGuinness.

But the visitors responded well, scoring three teams before the break without reply thanks to two goals from leading scorer James Breeden and a superb curling effort from Dan Firoozan - his third goal in as many games.

Bradfield hit back almost immediately to level the scores prior to the break, but as tempers flared on both sides, referee Fatmir Sherifi sent two Bradfieldians to the sin bin for dissent, giving Harrow a two-man advantage for the first ten minutes of the second half.

The visitors duly re-took the lead through Cyprian Owen Edmunds and two further goals from James Tippett, either side of a fourth for the hosts, ensured the Blues would end their barren run and secure three valuable points.

Although the side remain seventh in the Premier Division, there is now a seven-point gap to the Old Foresters below them and they are within just a couple of points of the Bradfieldians, who remain in third.

Saturday's team lineup and match report are now available in the results section here.