LOBFC: Arthur Dunn Cup News
Read David Baukham's account of the Old Salopians vs LOBFC HERE.
Further details and match information can be found on the Arthurian League website HERE.
LOBFC 1st XI
The LOBFC narrowly lost to Charterhouse on Saturday in a tense and close-played final match of the Arthur Dunn Cup. The score was nil - nil until the final minute of extra time, when Charterhouse scored the winning goal. Commiserations to the 1st XI (and all football supporters) It was a superb match, with the team playing incredibly well in the second half and next year should be an excellent year for the 1st XI.
The LOBFC Vets narrowly lost to the Old Etonians in penalties at the LOBFC Vets Final on Sunday 26 April.It was a great game, with both sides paying a very high standard of football.
LOBFC Report 2014/2015
The Lancing Old Boys Football Club are two months into a new season, they are unbeaten, they have seen a number of changes, a few new faces and as ever, there is a buzz of expectation for what the season holds.
The 2013/14 season saw the 1st XI, marshalled by the auditory skills of talismanic captain Simon Wright, finish in second place in the Arthurian League Premier Division, reach the semi finals of the Arthur Dunn Cup and the quarter finals of the AFA Cup.
The 2nd XI plying their trade in the Arthurian League 2nd Division found themselves pulled into a relegation dog fight in the wet winter months. However, mercurial captain Jordan Sriharan, through a series of Churchillian team talks guided his team to a respectable mid table finish.
The veterans team, available to any who admit they are over the age of 35 had a mildly disappointing season having won the Derrick Moore trophy the season before. Jon Carr, a sergeant at arms type rallied his greying warriors on a monthly basis to coax out the old skills. However, the team were not able to progress beyond the first round of the Surrey AFA trophy and came unstuck at the semi finals stage of the Derrick Moore cup.
The summer saw changes, long standing president and supporter of the club Neil Grainger made way for Martin Todd, a formidable midfield roamer in his time. Chairman Gaz Allen who oversaw some great changes in the club in his two years at the helm stepped aside to allow the ever thinking Duncan Wilks to continue to shape the clubs future. There are new captains, Sam Salameh for the ones and Mike Johnson for the twos, both being keepers, one could say both teams are surely in safe hands.
On the social side the club enjoys an annual dinner held at the Radisson SAS in Portman Square in March of every year and a Christmas party, this year taking place at the Goat pub in Clapham Junction on the 13th December. Training takes place every Wednesday evening at 7.45pm, overseen by stalwart Nigel Bennett.
The football club benefits from a kind donation from the Lancing Club which is used to fund the travel of some of its younger members to and from football matches. Players from universities as far as Durham and Bath travel to London on a weekly basis to fly the LOBFC flag, all made possible by this funding.
LOBFC is always on the look out for more players, if you are interested please contact Chris Williams on firstname.lastname@example.org
LOBFC Newsletter 2013
Click to download the LOBFC Newsletter 2012-2013 (PDF, 1.24MB)
Club funding for LOBFC
The LOBFC continues to have several recent leavers amongst their ranks in both their first and second teams. Whether coming up from Sussex or down from University, the Club is able to help with their travel expenses due to generous funding from the Lancing Club, for which we are most grateful.
Chairman and Player Recruitment: Duncan Wilks email@example.com
Fixtures: Nick Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org