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Sunday 18th April 2021
Toby Palmer (pen), Elliot Miles
Ryan Penton 2, Ashley Bertrand
Alan Fines 3, Steve Shippey 2, Robin Moody, Sean Blackwell
Kypros Michael 2, Michael Hills.
George Raggett 2 (both pens), Giounison Makris 2, James Green, Finley Williams
Saturday 17th April 2021
Tommy Chalker 2 (both pens), Joe Chalker, TJ Kode, Ali Brown. Dan Allen
Saturday 24th April 2021
Stansfeld O&B Club
Sutton Athletic Res.
Sunday 25th April 2021
To be advised
An overflowing weekend of football, with 11 matches featuring all of our nine teams.
The game of the weekend was played out in Crayford, where the Colts had a Red Shield encounter against Arrows Black. In the words of Colts manager Paul Raggett:
"We started well today, went one up in the first five minutes, then collapsed and went in half-time 4-1 down. We told the boys at half-time you need to put some pride in that shirt and badge. Second half, did they, to win 6-4!".
Scorers were George Raggett (2 penalties), Giounison Makris (2), James Green and Finley Williams, leaving the Colts top of the Shield table.
There is a preponderance of double bankers (or double headers if you prefer) in the OBDSFL to finish the league by June. For the uninitiated these are two matches of 30 minutes each way played one after the other. Our sides played two of them out on Sunday.
At Farrow Fields the Sunday XI came back late in the first game to win 2-1 against Lullingstone with a penalty from Toby Palmer and a smart close-range finish from Elliot Miles. They could not repeat the feat in the second match, the visitors getting the only goal of the game.
The Sunday Reserves travelled to FC Elmstead for their two matches. After drawing the first 1-1 (scorer, Steve Townsend), they won the second 3-1 with a Ryan Penton brace and a goal from Ashley Bertrand.
The Vets ran riot against Chelsham Vets at Farrow Fields, going 3-0 up in the first 15 minutes and never looking back, to run out 7-1 winners. Alan Fines got a hat-trick and Steve Shippey two goals, to leave them level at 20 goals each for the season. Sean Blackwell and Robin Moody completed the scoring.
The Senior Vets also got off to a good start in their match away to Sanatogen Vets, leading 2-0 at half-time through Kypros Michael's two goals and increasing their lead early in the second half through Michael Hills. The home side, however, came storming back to win 4-3. Nevertheless it was a performance to cheer the Seniors after last week's dismal effort. This is reflected in a more upbeat report from Patrice Mongelard which you can read HERE.
On Saturday the Metrogas Invitational Cup continued its group matches over in New Eltham. Not a good day for the Guild, however, with the First XI being beaten 2-0 by AFC Halls and the Reserves going down 4-1 to Bridon Ropes Reserves, Toby Palmer getting their consolation goal.
The Third XI do not travel well, it must be said, and were soundly beaten 6-1 at Groundhoppers, Grant Kelsey on target.
It was a different story for the Fourth XI who finally showed some pre-lockdown form after two draws with a 6-0 thumping of Beckenham at Farrow Fields. The scorers were Tommy Chalker 2 (both penalties), Joe Chalker, TJ Kode, Ali Brown and Dan Allen.
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FA CHARTER STANDARD
FOBG has held FA Charter Standard Adult Club status for several years now. This is official recognition by the Football Association given to non-league clubs that have demonstrated that they are well run and sustainable. It also recognises the club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and the raising of standards of behaviour in the game.
The benefits of having Charter Standard status include:
- Use of the FA Charter Standard Logo
- Enhancement of funding applications and bids
- Kit and equipment grants from the Football Foundation
- Exclusive workshops
- Starter pack, including posters, codes of conduct, certificates
This represents a major step forward in the development of Farnborough OBG FC and illustrates the ambitions of the club to develop further both on and off the field.
Many thanks to Malcolm Poynter for his hard work in achieving this recognition for the club.More information regarding FA Charter Standard status.