OEs Football

January Reports

7th January 2006 - Old Edwardians v Rossington Main (CUP)

The New Year started with the next round of the Sid Butterfield Trophy, the last remaining 16 teams looking to progress to the Quarter Final stage.

A tall task lay ahead with Premiership opposition laying in wait at OEs home ground at Bawtry Road.

After taking the lead through Mark Jones, OEs then let the game slip slightly letting in two goals. Late in the second half OEs equalised through an own goal. This took the game in to extra time.

OEs then took control of the game adding four more goals through Paul Whitehead, Ian Nunnington and Mark Jones adding two more for his hat-trick.

A good all round performance from the team enabled OEs to progress to the next round beating Premiership opposition 6 2.

OEs to play Sheffield Academicals League 2A opposition in the next round.
Ties to be played 4th Feb at Sheffield University Pitches at Warminster Road. Kick Off 1.00 pm.

21st January 2006 - Old Edwardians v Dunscroft Vets

Dunscroft Vets arrived at Bawtry Road, unbeaten in the League and had yet to drop any points all season. Dunscroft fielding a number of ex pros were looking to extend their winning form, having beaten OEs soundly 4 0 earlier in the season.

Early pressure by OEs brought about some close misses, but it was Dunscroft with the early breakthrough and by half time led by two goals.

OEs came out fighting for the second half and pulled one back immediately through Mark Jones. Within minutes a penalty was awarded and up stepped Mark Jones, the spot kick was saved but the rebound was knocked in by Kevin Drury for the equaliser. Rounding of an outstanding ten minute spell OEs went in front through Mark Jones a strongly taken free kick from just outside the box left the keeper struggling.

Dunscroft showed their pedigree shortly after and equalised to make it 3 3. Further pressure by both sides failed to extend the scoring, with Sean Bennett in the OEs net making some fine saves.

28th January 2006 - Oughtibridge Cock Inn v Old Edwardians

It was with some determination that the Old Edwardians arrived at Oughtibridge, their bogey team over the years.

Both sides started with some meaningful attacks, but it was OEs who surged into a two goal lead through Kevin Drury and a fine header from Pat Hackney, but Oughtibridge fought back and scored twice before half time to finish level at the break.

A strong and determined Oughtibridge side resisted pressure from the visitors, but eventually OEs forced a breakthrough with a penalty from Kevin Drury. As the game progressed Oughtibridge had little to offer and Kevin Drury scored a third for his hat-trick, whilst Mark Jones added a couple more to make the final score 6 2.

Fixtures for February

4th Feb. Away at Sheffield Academicals in SB Cup; 1pm KO

11th Away at High Green Villa; 2pm KO

18th at Home v Stocksbridge PS; 2pm KO

25th Away at Wadsley; 2pm KO

Ian Nunnington