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A Successful Season for OAFC
01 May 2013
Old Aldenhamian Football Club Report - Season 2012/13

This season has been a very positive one. On a non-footballing front, the reputation of the club has gone from strength to strength, including a very positive report from the AFA to the Arthurian League regarding our behaviour and conduct “A credit to the Arthurian League” was a quote used by the AFA CEO, Mike Brown. Referees have been very positive and the clubs relationship with the league has been strengthened further with the appointment of Patrick Harding on the league committee.

There has been a good influx of new players like Matt Hudson (M2005-10) and Ben Selwyn (L2008-10) joining, as well as players like Ben Weinberg (L2002-09), Max Raby (L2004-11), Ollie Salami (B2004-09) and Gareth Thomas (K2004-09) regularly travelling back from University to play. There have also been notable appearances from current students, Kojo Addo, Jack Jones and James Greensmith, which have given the club a very strong pool of players to choose from.

The teams have performed well on the field. The first team has had a mixed season, the highlight being a superb comeback against Old Malvernians at home last October. They have flirted with promotion for most of the season but some inconsistency in the final few games means 4th place and Division 1 for next season. The team is young though and will only get stronger.

The second team on the other hand, has only lost two league games all season and currently sit 4 points clear at the top of division 3. Old Marlburians (semi-finalists of the Arthur Dunn Cup) have 3 games in hand though and are unlikely to slip up. So Promotion is guaranteed and that was the target at the beginning of the season. A 7-0 victory against Old Harrovians was probably the best football the club, let alone the 2nd team, has played all season. A tremendous performance.

So all in all, a very good season and the future of the club looks very bright.

Martyn Berg – Chairman OAFC
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