Old Boys Clapham FC are proud to announce Cunningham Hill Associates (“CHA”) as new co-sponsors of the club. CHA has contributed funds to purchase football equipment that will help the teams and players develop over the course of the season. It’s great to have a local accountancy firm supporting adult football in the community. CHA join long term sponsors Radcliffe & Newlands in helping the club develop. 2017/18 season sees the return of OBC Reserves.
New players are still welcome to join. The club plays at Larkhall Park, Stockwell on Saturday afternoons. Training occurs on the 3G 7-a-side pitch also at Larkhall Park, 8pm to 10pm on Thursday evenings.
Old Boys Clapham drink and socialise after games at The Landor pub in Clapham North after games.
Old Boys Clapham play on Saturday afternoons. The league season runs from early September to late April. New players are welcome to try out. Here Mel Kenny and Peter Joicey meet Colin Cunningham, Partner of Club Sponsor, Cunningham Hill Associates ("CHA").
During the summer months we train on Clapham Common and play pre-season friendlies at Prince George's Playing Fields, Raynes Park in SW London.
Hopefully you'll be seeing more of these around Clapham (below) the OBC training wear proudly sponsored by local accountancy firm Cunningham Hill Associates ("CHA"). Tracksuits, drill tops and training wear are all available.
OBC Home Shirt
OBC Change Shirt
Message from Teddy Sherringham to the OBC boys
Old Boys Clapham 3-0 AFC Ewell Res
Junior Cup R2
Weishaupl, Barrett L (Mehta 51 mins), Biaxas (Godfrey 55 mins), Greaves ©, Durnin, Chun, Lewis, Izod (Ratten 57 mins), Fairbrother, Arasa, Stranieri (D Barrett 72 mins) sub not used Ewers.
AFC Ewell’s 100% winning streak ended at Larkhall Park as OBC made it three wins on the spin and another clean sheet in the bag to boot. Last week’s man of the match Hans Weishaupl was alert to make another fine double save from close range in the opening five minutes. AFC Ewell made a solid start clearly confident from their own run of winning league results and this allowed for an open game.
Joe Chun had a great chance to slot home from close range but could not beat the keeper and Joe Arasa forced a double save from the opposition stopper after good play again from Fairbrother out wide on the left.
Tomasso Stranieri was unlucky not to open the scoring when put through by the industrious Matt Fairbrother but Tomasso blazed over. Tommasso thought he should have had a penalty as he got to the ball first but the advancing keeper took him clean out but referee Peter Brookes waved away the penalty claims.
Hans then made a point-blank finish to somehow save the ball after a drilled low freekick from the left found a man just six yards out with the goal gaping. The first half was a tale of two outstanding saves a piece from the two keepers on show.
At half time the talk was more about making sure Fairbrother and Chun worked hard tracking opposition runners back but overall OBC were control and needed to take their chances.
Akast Mehta and Tom Godfrey were early introductions in the second half for the faultless Barrett and Biaxas and Neil Ratten came on for Carlton Izod who had a good first hour alongside Shane Lewis in the heart of midfield.
Arasa was again denied by a fine double save from close range by the Ewell stopper.
From a Fairbrother corner Joe Arasa hit a thunderous volley towards goal that was saved brilliantly by opposition keeper. It wasn’t Joe’s day today, on another day he would have had a hat-trick.
Ewell struggled to get out of their half as OBC had better engines on show today and the pressure told as a great first time cross from Mehta was deftly met by Stranieri for his first competitive goal of the season in the 69th minute to break the deadlock. Stranieri made way for Dean Barrett up front.
OBC doubled their lead in spectacular fashion as Godfrey, Lewis and Fairbrother tricked and flicked the ball down the left wing with Fairbrother bamboozling the Ewell full back before rifling into the far corner from the acutest of angles. 2-0.
Then Ratten claimed a dubious third goal as his lofted ball into the opposition box was headed over the advancing keeper and looped into the net. A fine 3-0 win against decent opposition. A great result and builds confidence going into next weekend’s tie against basement team Merton Social A.