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OMFC in new KitSince its launch in 2008, the OMFC have gone from one fixture against the school each year, to entering the Arthurian League and, in the 2012-13 season, the Arthur Dunn Cup, with great success! A disciplined and motivated team, with some strong leadership from Joe Hare and Dan Black, has paid off handsomely.

Photo: The 2013 OMFC Team in their brand new kit, sponsored by Caryn Hibbert (centre)


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Junior League Cup Final ahead
03 April 2014

OMFCOMFC have reached the final of the Junior League Cup following a 4-3 semi-final victory over Millfield.
 
The final will be played against Charterhouse IIs at Teddington on Saturday 12th April so please save the date with more information to follow.
 
Support from OMs, family and friends would be most appreciated – as Daniel Black (C3 1999-2004) explains.
 
“In our inaugural final, and with an extensive injury list, the battling OMs plan to take their own brand of football to the Old Carthusians. 

“We need your help though.  With the OCs notoriously well followed at these events, such is their pedigree, it really calls for a show of support from OMs, their friends and family to get our lads over the line!
“Come down and support OMFC in their first ever cup final!”

Lisbon Tour!
19 September 2013

Thursday 5th September – Sunday 8th September 2013

The Old Marlburians enjoyed a fine pre-season programme this year, after earning promotion to the 2nd Division of the Arthurian League as Champions of Division 3 last year.  Cue an energised squad keen to mix it with ‘the big boys’ and some entertaining and thoroughly well fought games in late August, and it was off to Heathrow Terminal 3 to catch the 8.30 BA flight to Lisbon, where none other than the great Benfica lay in waiting...more

Honour Restored for OMFC
21 March 2013

Semi Finals of the Arthur Dunn Cup and the Junior League Cup

For Junior League Match Report Just Click Match Report PDF icon
To view slideshow of the Arthur Dunn Cup Match Just Click Slideshow of the Semi-Final Match

The OM Football Club took on Arthurian League giants, the Old Carthusians  on Saturday 2nd March in the semi-final of the Arthur Dunn Cup. The first half ended in a draw but the second half saw the Premier League OCs take charge of the field and score three goals over the next half hour. A further two goals in the final few minutes of the game resulted in a 5-0 defeat for the OMFC, but nevertheless our Boys have made huge progress through in both the Arthurian League and the Arthur Dunn Cup, which they entered for the first time this year. Many parents and other OMs supported the teams, and we enjoyed a fabulous match tea with the help of former Dame of Preshute, Margaret Rose, who volunteered her good offices.

The following Saturday, 9th March, they played the Old Carthusians second team, which is still a very strong team and honour was restored with 4-3 victory to the OMFC.

Latest match reports:

OMs v Old Etonians, 12 January 2013 PDF icon
OMs v Old King’s Wimbledon, 2 February 2013
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Great Start to Football Season
12 January 2013

Festive season over, it was time to concentrate on another important season: the Football Season. Despite a near 100% record, OMs trailed the league leaders going into the New Year by 3 points having played a game less. The team could afford no slip ups. The Old Foresters provided the first test… more.

OMFC Cruise Through
02 December 2012

The OMs cruised through to the quarterfinals of the Arthur Dunn Cup on Saturday 1st December, easily seeing off an Old King's Scholars side two divisions above them. An early goal from Will Harvey, followed good work form Niall Alcock down the right, as he turned a low cross past the keeper making it 1-0.  Shortly after, his brother Harry popped up with a tidy finish to make it 2-0. As half time approached, the OMs extended their lead as Harry Harvey found space on the left to send a scintillating ball across to Jack Webb, playing in a more advanced role, unmarked in the box to head home to make it 3-0.

The OKS team had one chance on goal - a lobbed effort drifting wide - but they never threatened the OM goal again. The defence held firm and the midfield tidied up any loose balls. The OMs went into half time having played the best football they'd played all season. The OKS side lost two players to injury and with no subs played out the rest of the match down to 9 men.  Cue a goal fest and further efforts from Webb, Hamilton, Harvey and Alcock made the score 7-0 at the final whistle!

All good things come to an end
10 November 2012

A 100% record in both league and cup was considered by some too good to be true. Sadly for the Old Marlburian Football team, Saturday afternoon at Aldenham proved to be the end.... more

Could a Cup upset be on the cards?
01 November 2012

Read Charlie Allen’s excellent report of their dramatic victory of the Old Westminsters on Saturday 27th October.

Sir Alex Ferguson once wisely commented: “If we can play like that every week we’ll get some level of consistency.” Consistency was definitely something the OMs had been achieving. 15 points from 15 in the league the evidence. It was now the time to focus that consistency on the cup. The opposition: Westminsters XI. A team two leagues above with an unbeaten start to the season awarding them top of the table status. Could a cup upset be on the cards? ...more

OM Match report v Old Brentwood's II
16 September 2012

Another Saturday, another 3 points as the OMs comfortably saw off the challenge of a feisty
Brentwood side to notch up their 10th consecutive league win. more…

OM Match report v Old Kings Wimbledon
15 September 2012

The sun was shining bright and the OM’s were in a buoyant mood. more…

OM Football Club Annual Report 2011-12
15 September 2012

The Old Marlburian Football Club spent the second year of their competitive existence looking to right the wrongs of the previous season, where they narrowly missed out on promotion from the Arthurian League Division 4 on goal difference. To read the full Annual Report click more…

OMs v Old Malvernians - 04/09/2012 - MATCH REPORT
14 September 2012

A cliché it might be, but this really was a game of two halves. On a balmy Tuesday evening in central London, the OMs played their penultimate pre season fixture before the 2012/2013 season kicks off. With some new faces to the ranks, the bare 11 took to the field to face the Old Malvernians who ply their trade in the dizzy heights of Division 1. We knew it was going to be tough and so it proved to be. more...

OMFC v College Experience Shows - 08/09/2012 - MATCH REPORT
14 September 2012

 

Current pupil, Charlie McKelvey (BH) and Will Harvey (PR 2006-11) in action at the OM v College Football Match.On 8th September 2012, the OMs dramatically defeated the College on the XI pitch. The first XI played well but the experience, fitness and size of the OMs was to their advantage. The game started with both squads chasing the ball and attempting a ‘Route One’ strategy with little success. The OMs knew they could play better football, having put on a clinical display in the second half versus the Old Malvernians midweek, and slowly began to settle into their game. Read Alan Hamilton’s full report more...

 

OMFC – Holland Tour
13 September 2012

The OMs reported on a successful first four day tour of Holland, following their return from Amsterdam on Monday 27th August having played 2, won 2, scored 14 and conceded only 1.The tour group assembled at Gatwick North on Thursday evening to board the EasyJet flight to Schiphol. Arrival into the Dutch capital didn't see them greeted by the expected gathering of papparazzi or fans, but this was to our benefit as they breezed through the arrivals hall, and on to the ho(s)tel near the Vondelpark, in Amsterdam. Read Dan Black’s witty account more...

 

6-A Side Success
12 September 2012

The OM Football Club fielded a team of 6 OMs to take part in the Jim Dixson Memorial Charity Tournament on Sunday 2nd September. The OMs left with their heads held high, having been knocked out by the eventual winners but a great day was had by all. The team played 5, won 3, drew 1 and lost 1. Click Jim Dixson Memorial Tournament for a full report of the day’s events. The Football Club are now one our most active OM teams and are playing at the College on 8th September. Click on the OM Football Club page to find out more, or if you wish to join this dynamic and growing ‘band of brothers’.

OM Football Club v College
11 September 2012

Saturday, 8th September, 2:30pm kick off
Football XI pitch by athletics track - supporters welcome
Followed by Curry in the Common Room for players at 4:30pm

OM Football Club v Old Westminsters
01 September 2012

Saturday, 27th of October, at home
The Old Marlburians have been drawn in the Arthur Dunn Cup against the Old Westminsters, at home on the 27th of October.  The cup is solely for the first team in any old boy's club (some schools have up to 4 or 5 teams in the Arthurian League), The OM Football Club will play Old Westminsters side, 2 leagues above them in Division 1 of the Arthurian League. www.arthurianleague.com

First Game of the Season 2012 - Match Report
21 June 2012

The first pre-season game of the 2012-13 campaign started reasonably brightly as an OM XI made it's way to Godalming to play an OC team made up of a mixture of 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI players - no easy task when the temperature (alledegly circa 30 degrees) and the lack of resources (the bare eleven!) combined. For full report click more...

OM Football Season 2012 Report

Established 2000 - currently 58 registered players

The Old Marlburian Football Club provides an opportunity for OMs to continue their illustrious footballing careers after leaving Marlborough. Initially set up in order to play annually against the Granham Casuals, the Club now competes throughout the winter months in the Arthurian League, the Junior League Cup, the Arthur Dunn Cup and several smaller tournaments.

We are a club constantly looking for new members and welcome any would be OM footballers to contact us. Our home ground is South Park near Parsons Green and match teas are provided after every game. We’re also keen for anyone who would like to be involved in a non-playing capacity, whether it be coaching, admin or just support to get in touch. The broader the range of people the more stable our club is and the better our successes will be in the future.

Please keep checking back on the website for details of forthcoming matches and tournaments as well as match reports and results. Results can also be checked on the Arthurian League website.

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