Weekend Round-Up: All three OHAFC teams suffer
The first full weekend of OHAFC football this season proved something of an anti-climax as all three sides tasted defeat.
The 1s, back in Division One following relegation last season, faced the Old Rugbeians on the Harrow School astroturf but suffered a shock to the system when they conceded three goals in the opening half an hour. Jamie Jordache and George Reid pulled the home side back into contention, but a sloppy fourth goal conceded right on half-time restored the visitors' two-goal advantage.
The Blues played well in the second half and deservedly scored a third through debutant Felix Majumdar to reduce the arrears and give the hosts hope of an unlikely comeback. But a controversial penalty awarded for a foul by keeper Fraser Mcguinness gifted the Rugbeians the chance of a fifth from the spot and despite a late effort from Arthur Leney, the visitors held on to record an impressive victory.
The 2s were involved in a far less exciting Division Two fixture up in Hertfordshire where they lost 1-0 away to the Old Aldenhamians. In a rather dour encounter, the only goal of the game arrived midway through the second half courtesy of an Aldenham counter-attack and despite some late Harrovian pressure, again a positive result proved just out of reach.
Meanwhile, the 3s suffered a heavy defeat at home to the Old Stoics on the Phil in Division Four. With the sides locked at 1-1 with half an hour remaining, a tense finish seemed likely. But the visitors showed the greater stamina and eased away, scoring four times in the final twenty-five minutes to consign the Blues to a second consecutive defeat. Adam Graham was the Harrow scorer.
Team sheets and match reports from all three games are now available in the results section.