Old Wykehamist Football Club

Match Report

Match Report - 19 Nov 2016, Old Wykehamist Football Club 2nd XI beat Kings College Wimbledon III


Last weekend, the Old Wykehamist Seconds against the King's College Wimbledon Thirds kicked off under a beautiful autumn sky, with the red clouds promising the rain to come. The OWs seemed in good fettle, and a sharp Wilson put in the first. King’s answered by pushing through the Wykehamical flanks, prompting some early work for Al Hardiman in goal. After a shaky period, Morgan, Bouch and Paddy straightened things out, and Hugo Saunders grabbed the second with a sublime strike to the back post. Aspiring horticulturalist and player-manager Freddie Blackett raised fine plants either side of half time, while the King’s left back made a number of ironic jokes, which were sadly lost on the opposition.

With the already low sun now setting behind the opponents' goal, the Wykehamical men kicked up a notch, playing some beautiful pass and move, and allowing Hugo to get his second. With the move forward, however, rear lines were exposed, and Kings managed to get two lucky goals back; only the strong mitt of Hardiman kept out a third. With the game in its embers, Hugo achieved a lifetime ambition by scoring direct from a corner and tucked away the game's seventh – and his third – with one of the final touches of a most enjoyable game.

Old Wykehamist Football Club 2nd XI 5 - 2 Kings College Wimbledon III ()

Name Goals Details
1 Charlie Rowley  
2 Paddy Halling  
3 Ollie Kendrick  
4 Freddie Blackett  
5 Hugo Saunders   3
6 Cam Nicholson  
7 Tom Bouch  
8 Patrick Lloyd  
9 Alex Hardiman  
10 Tom Vernon  
11 Charlie Morgan  
12 John Wilson   1
13 Ed Chesney  
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