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ORFC vs Lancing Old Boys Result

Match Report - Old Reptonians 1- 2 Lancing Old Boys

Squad: Singleton, Blackwood, Kington, Clifford, Haynes, Redfern (c), Evans Al, Samra N, Watson, O'Callaghan, McIntosh, Twidle, Boot
Sadly the 8 game unbeaten run came to an end against Lancing Old Boys last weekend with the ORs going down 2-1 to a second half strike after the scores were level for most of the game. A hard fought encounter between two sides in decent form with them both occupying the 3rd and forth spots in the league. It was clear to see why the opposition were up near the top. A well oiled machine that were hard working and organised from front to back made it a tight contest. 

The ORs showed glimpses of their positive play going forward looking to release willing runners O'Callaghan and Samra down the flanks but the final ball was lacking. An early half chance fell to Watson after a mistake from the Lancing back-line with Watson lifting the chance over the bar when closed down aggressively from defenders and keeper. 

Sadly it was Lancing who got the opening goal. A well hit shot/cross deceived the OR keeper and flashed home into the bottom corner. A goal out of nothing and the ORs were now up against it.

The ORs were back on level terms 10 minutes before the half time break. A quick breakaway saw Samra drive into the box. The initial shot from McIntosh was saved but O'Callaghan was on hand quickest to fire home a trademark fox-in-the-box style finish. 1-1. 

After the restart the ORs started really well. They'd upped the tempo and looked the more likely team to score. Firstly Redfern saw a curling free-kick cannon off the bar and post before bouncing clear. Very unlucky from the skipper. O'Callaghan was pulled down in the box but the OR's were denied a clear penalty. Second time in two games but who's counting...

Then a potential telling moment. The ORs had a goal disallowed for a very dubious offside. Al Evans saw a low drive saved well by the Lancing keeper before O'Callaghan expertly followed up and put the ball home on the rebound, only for the referee to rule it out. Another dodgy decisoion the ORs have suffered from at the hands of the officials. Maybe the agenda the EFL has against the Championship powerhouse Derby County has spread to the Arthurian League, looking to penalise anything related to the Midlands outfit and deterring the Derbyshire based school...

Finally it was Lancing who grabbed the telling goal against the run of play. A scrappy goal it was too. With the ORs unable to clear the ball properly from a corner a Lancing player managed to strike the ball through a crowd of players and with Singleton wrong-footed and seeing the ball late, the ball nestled in the bottom corner. 2-1.

For all the ORs efforts they just couldn't get a telling chance to level the scores. They piled on the pressure late on but just couldn't get that equaliser. The effort levels were certainly there, just the guile and craft were missing this week to unlock the Lancing defences.

Sadly a defeat this week, but no reason to panic. The side have put together a really strong run of performances and results recently and have the perfect opportunity to put it right against Old Berkhamstedians Saturday 1st Feb at Kings House. Back Stronger...


*Notice on the Dunn Cup Quarter Final*

The eagle eyed amongst you will notice the Dunn Cup fixture in the diary for the 8th February. The fixture will be a 1pm KO at Repton School on The Square vs Kings College Wimbledon. All supporters welcome and there will be refreshments in the Boot Inn before and after the game for the Ultras!

Saturday 8th February KO: 1pm @ Repton School - QF vs KCS Wimbeldon Old Boys 

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