We kicked off 2019 quite literally on Friday 4 January at Tilsley Park, where OAs and the current First XI braved freezing temperatures to engage in a hotly-contested football match which resulted in a 4-4 draw.
Despite the freezing January conditions the Old Abingdonian Returning Captain's XI, returned with energy and enthusiasm for the first Friday Night Lights of the season.
In what is now an annual season opener, the leaving captain from the previous year has the opportunity to pick a squad to play the 1st XI for the forthcoming season.
Both sides played some positive football. The Old Boys rekindled some of the partnerships and relationships that led to a very successful season last year, and the present 1st XI started their season looking to put into practice a productive pre-season program. A very enjoyable evening was had by all, and we look forward to welcoming the OAs back again for the annual OA fixture later this year.