Weekend Round-Up: 2s earn first point of season vs Etonians
A delightful curled effort from veteran David Lederman midway through the second half earnt the OHAFC 2nd XI their first point of the new season in a feisty 2-2 draw at home to the Old Etonians 2s.
The home side took the lead early on in dramatic and controversial circumstances, the referee awarding a goal despite the Eton keeper apparently punching the ball away before it had crossed the line. The visitors had already been forced to change their goalie and the replacement then injured himself attempting to make the save.
The visitors scored twice inside ten minutes before the break, but the home side spurned numerous chances to level before Lederman collected a clearance on the edge of the box and curled into the top corner.
Meanwhile, there was further disappointment for the OHAFC 1st XI, who suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to the Old Marlburians on the adjoining pitch.
George Reid scored just before the break to level at 1-1 and the home side were forced to play for ten minutes with nine men as injuries deprived them of three players. But having weathered the storm and been restored to eleven men, it was disappointing when the visitors then scored twice in the closing stages courtesy of two soft goals, a penalty and a free header from a corner.
The OHAFC 3s are also searching for their first win of the season after a tough 2-0 loss away to the Old Brentwoods 3s in Essex.
Despite battling hard, the Blues succumbed to late goals in either half, the lack of any available substitutes proving crucial in a very even game.
Team sheets and match reports from all three fixtures are now available in the results section.