Lancing College, the Sussex Pad and the glorious South Coast played host to the LOBFC's We're Coming Home tour, during the first weekend of September. The tourists travelled from London after work on the Friday night, refuelling at The Red Lion before enjoying dinner in Shoreham-by-Sea. The night continued into Worthing before finding refuge in the Sussex Pad.
On Saturday morning, we were greeted with clear skies and sunshine, perfect for the tourists' game at 11am against the Old Brightonians. The game was very evenly matched with both sides throwing all into the performance. Thankfully the Old Brightonians brought an aged side that allowed for some weary heads and some goalkeeping blunders. Will Macfie (Second’s 2006–2011) scored a hat-trick for the home side to ensure a 4-3 victory.
After an enjoyable afternoon and evening in Brighton, we were ready for Sunday and yet again more sunshine for our annual club day and the five-a-side tournament. With over 50 people playing on the lower field it truly was a spectacular day and one that is growing each year. Sides from the 2018 leavers all the way to the 'Legends' (55+) showed how the club brings all age groups together. The final was hotly contested battle between the 2010 leavers against the 2011 leavers, igniting an old school rivalry. The 2010 leavers narrowly took victory captained by Alec Rickard (Gibbs’ 2005–2010).
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Thanks must go to Trevor (Gibbs’ 1973–1978) and Kim Phillips for the pictures, organisational aid and BBQ extraordinaire.
We now look forward to the new season in our specially designed kit, in memory of Ken Shearwood.
Tom Phillips (Gibbs’ 2004–2009) and Wilfred Aylett (Gibbs’ 2005–2010)
Old Alleynians (a) 15 September
Old Harrovians (a) 22 September
Old Berkhamstedians (h) 29 September
Old Radleians (h) 6 October
Old Aldenhamians (a) 13 October - 1st round of the Arthur-Dunn
Old Foresters (a) 15 September
Old Blues (a) 22 Sept - Old Boys Junior Cup
Old Etonians (h) 29 September
Old Citizens (a) 6 October
Old Foresters (h) 13 October
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