Weekend Round-Up: 1s bounce back to hold leaders

7 Nov 2023

None of the three OHAFC sides won on Saturday, but there was a vastly improved display from the 1st XI.

The 1s travelled to Hampton School to face the side with the only remaining 100% record in the Arthurian League - the Old Johnians. And courtesy of an excellent performance, the Blues recorded an encouraging 2-2 draw.

The visitors fell behind early when they conceded a rather soft penalty, but responded in style to score twice through Oli Acar and Will Payne. Johnians levelled prior to the break, taking advantage of some sloppy Harrow play on the edge of their own box. The second half saw both sides spurn chances to earn the three points, with Ciaran Jordan missing Harrow's best opportunity.

The OHAFC 2s could not repeat last weekend's excellent performance in beating the Old Epsomians 4-2, losing 2-1 at home to KCS Wimbledon 2s. A poor first half display saw the visitors take the lead from a corner. Tristan David was then sent to the sin bin for ten minutes but during this period the Blues equalised from the spot, David Lederman converting following a foul on Miles Kellock. But just as the hosts recovered their eleventh player, Wimbledon snatched the win, breaking from their own third to create a one-on-one and they held on despite sustained Harrow pressure late on.

On the adjoining Phil pitch, the OHAFC 3s were left rueing numerous missed chances in a 4-2 defeat at home to the Amplefordians. Alfie Hayes gave the hosts the lead but an own goal gifted the visitors an equaliser and some sloppy defending saw the Blues trail 4-1. Spencer Crawley then became the main focus of attention when he smashed in a superb long-range effort to reduce the arrears but was then sent off, somewhat harshly, for a late challenge in midfield.

Team sheets and match reports from all three games are now available in the results section, minus the 3s report which is due in shortly.