3s hold on for comeback win over Habs

12 Apr 2021

The OHAFC 3rd XI returned to action from their long winter layoff in style on Saturday afternoon, recording an excellent 2-1 win over the Old Haberdashers on the Harrow School astroturf in the David Woolcott Trophy. Unfortunately, a sudden change in the format of the competition means that the win will ultimately count for very little, other than recharging the fitness levels ahead of next Saturday's first round proper tie away to the Old Stoics.

Habs took the lead on Saturday courtesy of some shaky Harrow defending, but the hosts hit back ten minutes before the break, Mikey Watford supplying Arthur Blount with a perfect pass to run on and beat the keeper.

A tight contest that saw both sides enjoy periods in the ascendency was settled in bizarre fashion twenty minutes from time when Ali Buckley curled a corner directly into the far side of the Habs goal, the keeper powerless to prevent the ball flying over his head and into the net.

The 3s were pegged back in the closing stages and had to rely on some excellent defending from the back four, as well as two magnificent saves from keeper Tom Mitchell, in their efforts to hold onto the lead.

But despite doing so, the side find themselves back where they started, with a tricky tie away to the Stoics in Chiswick next weekend.

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