Vets come from behind to defeat Winchester 3-1

22 Oct 2012

The OHAFC Vets continued their winning ways at a soggy Bank of England ground on Sunday morning, defeating Winchester's Vets 3-1 having trailed at the break.

An even first half saw both sides enjoy spells on top, although the hosts had cause to thank debutant goalkeeper Chris Stebbings, father of new 1's striker Charlie, for several saves he made, including a couple of fine blocks from close range.

Winchester opened the scoring when Chris and the defence got in a tangle and despite several attempts to clear the ball, it found it's way into the box for a simple tap-in.

No changes were made at the break and with an hour gone there was little separating the sides. The back four of Mike Morley-Fletcher, Baddeley, Harris and Durling were performing solidly to restrict Winchester to long-range efforts and although the midfield of Feather, Wyn-Evans, Ollie Morley-Fletcher and Nicholson were working hard, few chances came the way of Harrow's front two, Danos and a hobbling Lederman.

It was with a certain amount of surprise and joy therefore when the home side then produced three goals of high-quality in a fifteen minute spell to cement a comfortable win.

The first came down the right: Feather feeding Lederman, who just managed to get to the ball and deliver a low cross into the centre where the waiting Danos bravely stabbed the ball home, receiving a clattering from the onrushing Winchester 'keeper by way of recompense.

Five minutes later Harrow scored their second, this time from the left. Good work from Andy Nicholson freed Danos down the wing and his cross was comfortably turned home by Ollie Morley-Fletcher.

The youngster, who has also played for the 2nd XI this season, scored his second and Harrow's third ten minutes from time when he was presented with a simple tap-in following good work from Feather and Lederman, who produced another inviting cross from the by-line.

The Vets next face Ealing on Sunday, their penultimate warm-up game before their defence of the Derrick Moore Cup begins on November 18th at Lancing.