Archive 2015-2016

3rd XI Vs Mostonians A

The 3rd XI continued their mixed start to the season with a 5-3 loss away at Mostonians, with goals from Mark Feeney, Kieron Laskowski and Andre Veneziale.

OBAFC Golf Day, Friday 9 October 2015

On Friday 9 October 2015 60 intrepid golfers took to the fairways & greens of Clitheroe Golf Club to participate in the 3rd annual OBAFC Golf Day in this, the 90th Anniversary year of the Club.....and what a day it was! This was a lovely calm, bright, sunny and warm Autumn day of weather augmented by a golf course presented in superb condition. It was unfortunate that the later starters were blighted by the descent of darkness towards the end of their rounds.>

>15 teams of four engaged in an 18 hole stableford competition with a 'yellow ball' competition providing an auxiliary event. A complementary, single hole putting competition for individuals   took place after their round on a 'side of the Eiger' area of the club's practice green.

In the evening those participating enjoyed the excellent hospitality of the Clitheroe club with a presentation meal and social discourse at the bar.

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In The Counting House - Chairman Alan Upton Drinks Are In - Players Enjoy Post Golf Discussions

OBAFC President, Roger Smith, took the opportunity to briefly address all present in the evening to bring them up to date with the current playing and financial position of the football club. He also spoke about the protracted proposal for the sale of Memorial Ground and outlined the special events held at the club to commemorate it's 90th Anniversary year. Roger extended the immense and sincere thanks of OBAFC to the golf team sponsors for their most generous support and acknowledged the participation of all taking part in what had again proved to be another successful and enjoyable golf day.

'Champions' on the day was the Clitheroe Cricket Club team which took 1st place in the stableford competition with a team score of 95 points. 2nd place team was IDM Designs with 87 points narrowly pipping (after a card 'play off') team Taylor Weaver in 3rd spot also with 87 points. Taylor Weaver additionally bagged the 'yellow ball' event with a 40 points score. Prizes were also awarded for longest drive on the 9th hole and nearest the pin strikes on the 5th and 17th holes.

All-in-all a fabulous day, heartily endorsed by everyone, which raised welcome funds for Old Blacks AFC.

2nd XI Vs Old Boltonians Res

The reserves were unlucky to lose to Old Bolts Res 3-1.

1st XI Vs Whitworth Valley

The first XI travelled to play a Whitworth side who were unbeaten so far this season, and broke that unbeaten record with a superb 3-2 victory.

3rd XI Vs Bolton Wyresdale Res

The third XI travelled to Bolton to take on a Wyresdale side who had let in 9 goals the previous week.
It seemed that the opposition had learned lessons from the previous week, as they proved difficult to break down early on in the game, but then following some nice play down the right hand side from Jordan Fielding and Rick McGurty, Blacks finally got the opening goal their play deserved as Wyresdale failed to clear their lines twice, and as they tried a third time McGurty saw his chance and slotted home for 1-0.
Blacks continued to press and were rewarded with a second goal when a free kick from the left found its way to the back post where captain Mark Feeney timed his run to perfection, and finished off with a simple side footed shot.
Following the half time break Wyresdale put Blacks under increasing pressure and were rewarded with a goal which could have been avoided but for some poor Blacks defending.
Injuries forced Blacks to make some changes, but this did not stop us pushing on for a third goal, which again came following good work down the right again, and the cross eventually found McGurty who slotted home for his second.
Blacks continued to push, and could have had more goals in the last few minutes of the game, but had to settle with a 3-1 finish, to move the up to 3rd in the division.