2017/18 – Gameweek 17 – 13th January 2018

Two wins and two losses in the weekend just gone, with no fixture for the 1st XI.

A last minute penalty winner for the 2nd XI, cooly slotted by Charlie Johnson who can legitimately claim that goal after the dubious goals panel from last week…a tense game that swung in favour of either team during the match. The switch to 3-4-3 to find goals paid dividends with the other beyond the OG, going to Adam.

The 3rd XI lost although no idea how. Dominating the game throughout, the game should have been put to bed. However, a fluke of a 30-yard lob/shot/cross settled the match in the favour of the oppo.

The 4th XI came away with a great 1-0 win, although seldom any detail on the game beyond gaffer Ed Ryan’s comment: “proper battle”. If he said it aloud {‘pwopa-battle’} or something similar…

A difficult loss for the 5th XI after being up 1-0 at half-time and controlling the game. But a few goals from the opposition and the team struggled to maintain the intensity, falling away further. The goal from Danyal though – one of the best of the year. 28 yards out, falling away but still smashing it off the bottom of the bar.

More games this weekend, make sure you’re available.

Up the birds x

2017/18 – Gameweek 12-16 (2nd December 2017-6th January 2018)

A rapid roundup of the fixtures spanning December and the first of the new year.  By team.


1st XI

02/12 – 1st XI [3] – [1] Merton

Scorers: Tunde Olagunju, Scott Hunter, Andrew Cowell

06/01 – 1st XI [2] – [2] Alexandra Park

Scorers: Charlie Johnson, Robbie Temple


2nd XI

02/12 – 2nd XI [1] – [2] Norsemen Reserves (SAL)

Scorer: Ed Walkden


09/12 – 2nd XI [5] – [1] Old Finchleians Reserves

Scorers: Ed Walkden (2), Marc Pennycook, Adam Pennycook, Chris Marx


16/12 – 2nd XI [4] – [1] Old Bromleians Reserves (AFA)

Scorers: Joe Charles (2), Robbie Temple, Jules Gauvin


06/01 – 2nd XI [5] – [0] HSBC Reserves

Scorers: Adam Pennycook (2), Joe Charles, Chris Marx, Phil Jordan


3rd XI

02/12 – 3rd XI [0] – [3] Civil Service 4s


09/12 – 3rd XI [1] – [5] Alleyn Old Boys 5s

Scorer: Robbie Temple


06/01 – 3rd XI [2] – [3] Civil Service 4s

Scorers: Wayne Vassell, Joe Brophy


4th XI

09/12 – 4th XI [5] – [1] Civil Service 6s

Scorers: Gordon Niner (2), Nathan Lucas, Nabeel Khan, Poya Moshiry-Zavieh


16/12 – 4th XI [1] – [2] HSBC 4s

Scorer: Sharmani Mcfarlane


06/01 – 4th XI [3] – [1] Bank of England 4s

Scorers: Sasa Joveljic (2), Nathan Lucas


5th XI

02/12 – 5th XI [2] – [5] Crouch End Vampires 7s

Scorer: Josh Nail (2)


09/12 – 5th XI [3] – [4] Kew Association 3s

Scorers: Manny Nwosu, Charlie Herring, Mitchell Alley


16/12 – 5th XI [2] – [3] Civil Service 6s

Scorers: Danyal Ali, Josh Nail


06/01 – 5th XI [4] – [1] HSBC 4s

Scorers: Danyal Ali (2), Josh Nail, Adem Ali