14 March 2017

After a quiet mid-week period, week 8 of the football season saw the Abingdon sides take on Bedford Modern School, on what was a weekend that both schools had been looking forward to for a number of reasons.

Over at Cox’s Field, the U13 As again demonstrated great promise despite losing 2-3. They will be looking to build on this against St Hugh’s this week. The U13 Bs unfortunately came up against a strong Bedford Modern opposition and suffered defeat, as did the U12 As. The U12 Bs similar to the U13 As also suffering a narrow 2-3 loss.

Over at Bedford Modern, the U14s moved the ball with precision, with both sides putting in their best performances of the season in convincing victories, the As winning 3-1 whilst a hatrick from Aiden Cloney helped secure a convincing 9-1 win for the U14 Bs.

Back at Tilsley Park, and the U15s scored 9 with Aryan Joshi contributing 4 whilst securing a terrific 9-1 win, whilst a late comeback from Bedford Modern unfortunately left the U15 Bs suffering a narrow 3-4 defeat.

The U16 As went into their fixture with great excitement, and off the back of a good week's training didn’t disappoint. Taking advantage of the width on Waste Court, goals from Chris Monnery and William Diver saw the Abingdon side take a 2-0 lead, and despite a late comeback from Bedford Modern the Abingdon team more than deserved their 2-1 victory, the boys' first win of the season triggering great celebrations on the touchline. At the same time on War Mem, Ade Adebutu led from the front scoring 4 as the U16 Bs put 6 past their opposition, 6-2 the final score.

Back at Bedford Modern, the 3rd XI and 2nd XI were looking to continue their good run of form, and a Charlie Goulder goal secured a 1-0 win for the 3rd XI. Despite losing their goalkeeper to injury, yet another Matheo Charrier-Chardin goal secured another 1-0 win for the 2nd XI.

Finally, having lost 0-3 last year the 1st XI went to Bedford Modern with a point to prove, and despite taking an early lead the side found themselves 4-2 down with 20 minutes to go. Great energy, physicality and pride saw the Abingdon side grab a third through Patrick Leggett, and despite pilling on the pressure, hitting the woodwork a number of times and testing the Bedford Modern keeper on a number of occasions the Abingdon side couldn’t find an equaliser. 3-4 the final score.

Overall a very positive weekend for the Football Club, with 42 goals scored across the 13 fixtures and some terrific performances throughout.

The Club now looks forward to the inaugural OA Football Fixture next Saturday at 11:30 at Tilsley Park prior to afternoon fixtures against Radley College.

Thank you for your continued support on the touchline. 

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