2009-10 Results - October
Saturday 31st October
Accies 1sts 4 (Pete Kilgour, Kieron Jennings, Gareth Jones, Nick Siantonis) Glyn Old Boys 1.
Southgate County 3 Accies 2nds 1 (Tony Locke).
Accies 3rds 4 (Andy Mackay 4) Egbertians 5.
Old Buckwellians 6 Accies 4ths 4 (Siadhal Magos 2, Matt Howard, Karthi Srikanthan)
Leyton County 4 Accies 5ths 5 (Sam Patel 2, Kaveh Fatemian, Raj Mannick, og).
Accies 6ths 2 (Ross Magdaleni, Declan Walsh) South Bank CUACO 2, South Bank CUACO won 3-0 on penalties.
Saturday 24th October
Accies 1sts 3 (Pete Kilgour, Neil Gillard, Gareth Jones) Old Challoners 1.
Old Meadonians 3 Accies 2nds 2 (Gareth Jenkins 2).
Old Owens 3 Accies 3rds 1 (Ryan Cunliffe).
Accies 5ths 3 (Kaveh Fatemian, Raj Mannick, James Odemiyuwa) Old Ignatians 0 (Bob Woad).
Old Uffingtonians 1 Accies 6ths 8 (Mustafa Akindele 2, Adam Sommerville 2, Ross Magdaleni 2, Dean Gormley, James Stephens).
Saturday 17th October
Sinjuns 1 Accies 1sts 3 (Nick Siantonis 2, Kieron Jennings)
Accies 2nds 1 (Subomi Fapohunda) HAC 4
Accies 3rds 2 (Joe Baggaley, Chris Groves) Old Magdalenians 5.
HSBC 5 Accies 4ths 0.
Albanian 1 Accies 5ths 2 (Kaveh Fatemian, og).
Old Parmiterians 3 Accies 6ths 2 (Declan Walsh, Timur Pasa)
Saturday 10th October
Accies 1sts 4 (Russ Kirby, Kieron Jennings, Steve Byford, Adam Stainsby) Wood Green Old Boys 2
Economicals 1 Accies 2nds 2
Hale End Athletic 2 Accies 3rds 0
Egbertians 4 Accies 4ths 5 (Graham Whitworth, Matt Grant, Siadhal Magos, Mark Emmerson, Tom Lovell)
Accies 5ths 3 (Sameer Patel 2, Conor Maher-McWilliams) Old Camdenians 3
Accies 6ths 5 (Ross Magdalani 4, Declan Walsh) Enfield Old Grammarians 0
4ths Report from Si Randall
Pigs flew, Lord Lucan showed up to watch and Graham Whitworth scored a dazzler to round off one of the more ridiculous afternoons this team has enjoyed.
The phrase 'game of two halves' can rarely have been more apt than for this London Old Boys Cup fixture. The first belonged to the Accies; a team oozing with attacking intent poured forward against a side we have beaten comfortably in recent meetings. Siadhal Magos was particularly impressive, leading the line from left back, a position hitherto thought to be in defence. The goals rained in in the first half hour, with fine headers from Tom Lovell and Mark Emmerson and a tap-in from Matt Grant, who has represented Cayman Isles and will probably be the 4ths only international until Zambian-born Chris Coates gets his call-up. The early scoring was rounded off by Siadhal, tucking a shot from outside the box into the corner via the keeper's elbow. The consolation scored by home side looked to be inconsequential.
Things looked up for Egbertians at the break, as a couple of third-teamers, fresh from playing 90 minutes on the adjoining pitch, turned up and decided that they'd have a crack in the fourth team as well. What the players who made way for them thought of this is unknown. Within five minutes the deficit had been reduced, and the Fear was in the Accies. Life was not made easier by the new Van der Sar-like Egbertians keeper who had appeared and was saving everything that came his way, twice thwarting well-struck goal-bound shots from Graham. Against the run of play a ball into the Accies box was not cleared and was poked home, and then the inevitable happened. A jet-heeled Egbertians winger ran from his own half, evaded three challenges, dodged a Coates rugby tackle and finished coolly.
This would have killed off lesser, or more alert teams, but the Accies didn't give in, either through courage or because, like Rob James, they thought they were still in the lead. Sociology student Rob Welsh, in explosive form on the right wing, was brought down in the box and Accies were given a chance to win it at the death. The irrepressible home keeper was equal to Matt Grant's shot though, and the game looked over. Nobody had told Eeyore Whitworth though, and spotting Van der Sar a little off his line he curled it in from well outside the box, a moment of brilliance that deserved to settle this ludicrous encounter.
So, many plus points for the Accies: five scorers, a new goalie in Anton who in getting kicked in the face somehow has already secured himself more yellow cards than the whole back four did last season, and good performances across the park. Mentally, though, we need to improve. We should not have allowed one good player to come on and put such a hoodoo on us. On that note, it will be interesting to see if in future encounters the Egbertians pay special attention to Graham.
Saturday 3rd October
Accies 1sts 4 (Kieron Jennings, Lloyd Vanson, Adam Stainsby, og) Centymca 0 (Dom O'Connor).
Accies 2nds 0 Old Tollingtonians 0 (Hugh Taylor), Accies lost 4-1 on penalties.
Globe Rangers 5 Accies 3rds 1 (Andy Mackay).
Hale End Athletic 0 (Tom Lloyd) Accies 4ths 2 (Subomi Fapohunda, Mark Esiri).
Bealonians 2 Accies 5ths 3 (Chris Cernuschi, Kaveh Fatemian, James Odemiyuwa).
Accies 6ths 9 (Alistair Booton 3, Ross Magdalani, Toby Kallar, Mustafa Akindele, Timur Pasa, Dean Gormley) Old Edmontonians 0 (Tim Gladstone).
HAC Vets 1 Accies Vets 1 (Mike Duke).