Football: Mid-Season Report

The 1st XI sit top of Division 1 with nine victories and two draws from their eleven games and have given themselves a great opportunity to bounce back to the top division of Arthurian League Football at the first attempt. Under the captaincy of Nick Perry, the team has played some good football with experienced players such as Jonny Corbett, Alex Nathanson, Dan Phipps, Andy Tyler, Rob Macdonald, Mike Tilles and Maz Tappuni linking well with young guns Alex Angel, Chris Wood, Ben Harries, Shaan Sripath and Tom McElligot. With tough return games against Tonbridge, Aldenham, Westminsters and Repton still to come, nothing is being taken for granted but the side will be looking to continue their good form and their promotion push.

The 2nd XI are also enjoying a stellar season and were only denied being top of Division 3 at Christmas by a narrow defeat against fellow high-flyers Old Harrovians in December. Under the newly-formed leadership team Chris Tolley and Ramon Selvakumaran, the side has created a great atmosphere and, with several new players joining, the future is looking bright. In the second half of the season they will be looking to push for a promotion to Division 2, the highest level any 2nd XI can reach in the Arthurian League set-up.