Football

This has been a difficult season for the OL's with both the First team and Veterans' eleven being beaten in their Arthur Dunn Cup competitions by very good Old Forester sides 2-0 and 4-3 respectively in quarter-final matches. The Second eleven also reached the quarter-final of the "Junior" Arthur Dunn Cup where they were also well beaten by an extremely strong Dulwich first eleven.

In the league, both teams (the Veterans' eleven only play in cup competitions) are fighting hard to stay in their respective top division (the Premiership for the 1's and Division 2 for the 2's) and with three matches of the season to play, as you will see from the Premiership table shown, a couple more wins will undoubtedly be required for the 1's to stay up.

Despite the difficulties of the season, morale within LOBFC is good not least because of the inspired leadership of the teams' three captains - Tom Phillips (1's) (Gibbs’ 2004-2009), Wilf Aylett (2's) (Gibbs’ 2005-2010) and Gareth Allen (Veterans) (Head’s 1992-1997) and the wholesome support received from a small miscellaneous group of Lancing fans including the Lobsters' very own number one supporter Dickie Dutton (Sanderson’s 1949-1953).

As ever, the School has been extremely supportive throughout the season especially Chris Crowe, the school ground staff and the excellent first team players who have come and played the occasional game for the OL's when available (Demi Abiru, Daniel Clifford, Frankie Tudball, Luke Haddow and Will Bainbridge). Enormous thanks to you all.

Nigel Bennett (Olds 1972-1977)

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.


Chairman and Player Recruitment: Duncan Wilks dwilks@fortis-law.com
Fixtures: Nick Taylor tubster83@hotmail.com

Arthurian League Premier Division

POS

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

1

Old Foresters

12

10

2

0

29

6

23

32

2

Old Tonbridgians

13

8

2

3

35

20

15

26

3

Kings College Wimbledon

14

6

4

4

21

19

2

22

4

Old Wykehamists

14

7

1

6

23

26

-3

22

5

Old Etonians

15

6

3

6

27

35

-8

21

6

Old Carthusians

8

5

3

0

25

5

20

18

7

Old Chigwellians

15

5

1

9

23

28

-5

16

8

Lancing Old Boys

15

4

2

9

22

38

-16

14

9

Old Salopians

13

3

4

6

25

32

-7

13

10

Old Marlburians

15

1

2

12

17

38

-21

5