Match Report - Veterans XI v Old Finchleians

What a great way to celebrate the Christmas holidays with a 4-2 victory against our friends from Finchley. On a heavy pitch and playing up the hill in the first half David Gilligan's men worked hard to keep a good passing team at bay. Finchley dominated the ball for the first few minutes and deserved their goal when they got behind our defence to slot home. Charlie Webster Smith identified their number 13 as the danger man who was running things from the back and once we marked him more tightly the momentum turned in our favour. Jacques Toumany was magnificent in the centre of the park, gently caressing passes out wide and into our front men, showing flashes of former glory days, and kni

Match Report - 1st XI v Cambridge Heath

OSFC 4-0 Cambridge Heath The last league fixture of 2019 saw us entertain Cambridge Heath who we have already beaten in the cup and drawn with in the league this season. Just as the away game at Hackney Marshes was played in torrential conditions, this one topped it. Absolutely horrendous rain. Back to our 4-2-3-1 formation this week saw us start confidently on the ball with Power and Wattsy having a combined 145 touches in the first half. Despite this we were lucky to not go behind early on when the Heath left winger cannoned an early shot off the post that rebounded gratefully into Jacko’s arms. For all our probing we didn’t really test the keeper as we would have liked to in the nightmare

Match report - 1st XI v West Wickham

Our cup draws haven’t been kind to us of late. After a narrow 2-1 loss to Old Carthusians we would have the opportunity to test ourselves against one of the SAL Heavyweights We started the game a little apprehensive. West Wickham knocking the ball around neatly but without really threatening. The opening goal had a little slice of luck to it. A free kick from WW whipped in. Hitting the striker on the back before ricocheting nicely into the path of the lone Wickham winger whose first time shot cannoned off Jackos slowly shuffling feet and into the bottom corner. Just like against Carthusians 1 nill down to on paper far higher opposition. Our character was to be tested again. The goal wo

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