2018/19 – Pre-season update


(pictured: Ibis Eagles select vs. Actonians select)

Two useful pre-season games for the club the weekend just gone. 

Two understrength teams in IE 1s and BOE 1s played out a hard contest in Southfields, BOE coming out on top as IE ran out of steam.  A top draw finish from Khadeem and a superbly worked goal from Mooney, through to Mike (in his first game) over to Phil the other goal for IE, in a 5-2 loss.

In the other game, a strong 5-0 win for the mixed team.  Goals all shared, coming from Sasha Joveljic, Luka Nicolle, Tash Hilmi, Jack Lloyd and Phil Jordan.  Positive run outs from some of the new guys too in Rupert, Damo and Jack.

Keep up the availability guys, two more weeks of pre-season before it all gets going on the 8th.  And please make sure you register today.

Up the birds.


Ibis 1s [2] – BOE 1s [5]

Ibis select [5] – Actonians select [0]

2017/18 – Recent Gameweek Roundups

The beast from the east affected the football calendar considerably over the course of February and March, with numerous cancellations/postponements to games.  Here is a roundup of three weekends for the club.


  • The 4th and 5th XI storm into the LFFA Junior Cup final!  They’ll face each other on the 7th April at HSBC
  • Stephen Bean scores 4 as the 3rd XI enjoy a great result in Gameweek 23 (nod to Adem scoring 4 in the 5th XI
  • The 4th XI keeps up the chase as they take 4 points from 6 in a doubleheader vs. City of London Res
  • The Vets win their final game of the season, with Kev Cliffe scoring a ridiculous goal.

Gameweek 22 – 24th February

1st XI [0] – [3] Norsemen

2nd XI [0] – [5] Old Owens Reserves (AFA Cup)

3rd XI [0] – [8] West Wickham 4s

5th XI [4] – [3] Old Salesians Reserves

Scorers: Danyal Ali (2), Manny Nwosu, Javier Garcia Perez


Gameweek 23 – 10th March

2nd XI [3] – [4] Old Lyonians Reserves

Scorers: Adam Pennycook, Robbie Temple, Marc Pennycook

3rd XI [5] – [1] Civil Service 4s

Scorers: Stephen Bean (4), Abdi Ibrahim

4th XI [5] – [1] Weirside Rangers 3s (LFFA Cup)

Scorer: David Handley (2), Sasa Joveljic (2), Nathan Munroe


Gameweek 24 – 24th & 25th March

1st XI [0] – [2] Civil Service

2nd XI [0] – [4] Crouch End Vampires Reserves

3rd XI [2] – [6] Alleyn Old Boys 5s

Scorers: Simon Cromie (2)

4th XI [1] – [1] City of London Reserves (DH)

Scorer: Nathan Lucas

4th XI [3] – [0] City of London Reserves (DH)

Scorers: Shamarni Mcfarlane, Sasa Joveljic, Nathan Munroe

5th XI [8] – [3] HSBC 6s (LFFA Cup)

Scorers: Adem Ali (4), Danyal Ali (2), Jacob Fenwick, Josh Nail

Vets XI [3] – [1] HSBC Vets (LFFA Vets)

Scorers: Nick Metcalfe, Dorian Bunker, Kevin Cliffe

2017/18 – GAMEWEEK 21 – 17TH FEBRUARY 2018

Not a weekend to remember for the club.  A win for the 5th XI and a draw for the 2nd XI the highlights.

Firstly, credit to Old Lyonians who won their first game of the season vs. our ones.  An odd game, we quickly went 2-0 down despite numerous opportunities for us to go ahead, before clawing our way back to 2-2.  Astonishingly – like the boy who cried wolf – genuine OGs via Charlie Johnson assists again this week.  These shots are so heinous, how they creep in I don’t know.  Great corner for the first one, mind.

OL hit back in very quick succession scoring twice, before Phil was sinbinned for dissent, and they grabbed another in that time.  Despite carving out more chances, we couldn’t match the desire that OL showed.  Onto next week.

Very little information on the 2nd XI game but a draw a creditable result.  Similarly for the 4th XI who sadly bow out of the AFA Cup.  The 3rd XI were hard done by in their game, and succumbed to defeat despite leading at half time.  But a good win for the 5th XI, the goal from Sonny sealing that.

The Vets had a game this weekend, looking to retain the LFFA Cup.  The score doesn’t reflect the story of the match, but Poly took their chances and we didn’t.  A lovely strike from Nick beating two men before driving one in from 30 yards out.

A weekend to bounce back from and it starts at training which still runs from 7.30pm at Battersea All Weather.  Make your way there and show your desire.

Up the birds x

1st XI [2] – [5] Old Lyonians

Scorers: O.G, Charlie Johnson


2nd XI [1] – [1] Bank of England Reserves

Scorer: Ricky Fezolli


3rd XI [2] – [5] Actonians Association 5s

Scorers: Wayne Vassell, Alex Brown


4th XI [1] – [2] Alexandra Park 4s (AFA Cup)

Scorer: Jack Alexander


5th XI [1] – [0] Actonians Association 7s

Scorer: Sonny Redding


Vets XI [1] – [5] Polytechnic Vets (LFFA Cup)

Scorer: Nicholas Metcalfe

2017/18 – Gameweek 20 – 10th February 2018

Only two games for the club this weekend, but two great wins.

A great result for the 1st XI after last week’s farce.  After dominating the opening proceedings, we were given our just rewards after a corner from Scott played out to the edge of the box to Charlie, whose shot squirmed under the keeper from around 20 yards.  Might have been an OG…

However ten minutes before half time, CEV grabbed an equaliser through a mazy run from their right winger, teeing up a corner at the far post for a nicely taken header.  1-1 at HT.

The second half was quite end-to-end, and the difference was made during a period where a CEV CB was in the sinbin.  Cam got the ball out from under his feet, set it to the side and smashed it in from 20-25 yards as well.  The remainder of the game was broadly a backs to the wall job, credit to the team for holding out and taking the three points.  Special mention to Mooney and Callum who made great saves and multiple last ditch tackles to preserve the lead and win.

An impressive win for the 4th XI too, taking them into the Semi-final of the LFFA, having spent 60 minutes playing with ten men after Pete’s red card and the pitches in a dreadful state.

Can only assume Joey did the Bebeto when he scored after the birth of his daughter.  Goals shared elsewhere with Dan, Kes and Titch.  Onto the semi and a real change of silverware this year.

More games next weekend, up the birds x!

1st XI [2] – [1] Crouch End Vampires

Scorers: Charlie Johnson, Cameron Busby


4th XI [5] – [2] Civil Service 4s (LFFA Cup)
Scorers: Dan Budwal (2), Kes de Silva, Titch, Joe Baller