Alex Breeden makes his 100th OHAFC appearance
Saturday saw Alex Breeden become just the seventh OHAFC player to make 100 appearances for the Club in the last ten seasons when he turned out for the 1st XI in their disappointing defeat at Repton.
Alex's record is all the more impressive given that he has spent several years studying in China. Indeed, over 60 of his 100 OHAFC caps have come in the last five seasons.
He was appointed OHAFC 1st XI vice-captain this summer and has held the post of Recruitment Secretary for the past two seasons.
Alex has, in contrast to most players, worked his way up to the 1s from the 3s, with seven of his hundred games coming for the club's junior side and a further seventeen games played for the 2s. His goals record is impressive too for a hard-working midfielder, with nine goals in his 24 appearances for the 2s and 3s and twenty goals in his 76 1s appearances.
With the four players directly ahead of him on the list having either retired from action or having greatly reduced their appearances, Alex should soon become the third most capped player in the club since stats began at the start of the 2009/10 season.
Only club stalwarts David Lederman (181 appearances) and Harry Woolley (125) then remain to overtake.
By coincidence, another club legend will hit the 100-cap mark this weekend when former 1s vice-captain Fred Richardson makes his second appearance of the season for the club away to the Old Alleynians. 'Reg' returned from his honeymoon in Africa to something of a shock last weekend, the 1s finding themselves 5-0 down at half-time away to Repton. Hopefully his 100th appearance in the last ten seasons will prove a happier occasion!
Most OHAFC appearances in the last 10 seasons:
1. David Lederman - 181
2. Harry Woolley - 125
3. Ed Poulter - 116
4. Phil Berry - 114
5. Fred Milln - 111
6. Jack Orr-Ewing - 108
7. Alex Breeden - 100
8. Fred Richardson - 99
9. Harry Hoffen - 99
10. Geoff Taunton-Collins - 91