Sydenhams Wessex Premier: Fawley AFC 1 v 4 Sholing FC (12/08/2016)

Collection of images courtesy of Sholing FC and Bob Abbott, as well as the Daily Echo sport report from our 4 v 1 home defeat.

Emirates FA Cup: Fawley AFC 0 v 3 AFC Portchester (07/08/2016)

There was great anticipation leading up to this FA cup game after coming off the back of a win against local rivals Hythe in our final friendly, followed by a dramatic turnaround against Bournemouth Poppies to win 3 v 2 in our Wessex League opener. As usual we had plenty of support on twitter, and even a few people backing us at long odds on Bet365!

After deservedly holding Portchester in the first half 0-0 and having a couple of chances ourselves through an Alfie Cole header and Dan Fry low right foot shot across goal, an early goal in the second half set Portchester on their way who played the more composed football in the second half and ran out worthy winners. There were plenty of positives from a Fawley perspective against a side who will more than likely be troubling the top few places in the league this season.

Daily Echo Sport article here

Thanks to serial ground hopper Hopper and Son who created a video of his father and son outing to the Waterside Sports and Social club - lets hope for an Oilers win on the next one!

Big thanks to Bob Abbott for his match day photos - always appreciated!

Waterside Cup: Hythe and Dibden 2 v 4 Fawley AFC (29/07/2016)

The Oilers final pre season friendly was a trip down the road to Clayfields rec to visit neighbours Hythe and Dibden with the Waterside Friendly Cup at stake for the second time, Hythe winning on penalties last season.

Alfie Cole opened the Oilers scoring as the ball fell nicely in the penalty area and Alfie obliged by striking one into the top corner. It ended all square at the break as a well directed Tom Switzer header found the bottom corner from a Steven Green cross. Hythe regained the lead early in the second half as a Steven Green lofted pass caught the Fawley defence flat footed and a low cross found an unmarked Lilley to tap home at the far post. A foul on Lewis Ross on the left side of the Hythe penalty area allowed Dane Sayce to whip a low ball along the six yard box for an unattended Dan Fry to bundle it home to draw level. The introduction of Kieran Roche upfront alongside Fry was a turning point as his pace started to cause a tiring Hythe defence problems and a lofted ball downfield led to some confusion between the Hythe defence and Kieran put his body on the line to beat them to it and head home for 3-2. With minutes remaining another purposeful Lewis Ross run and shot led to a handball on the line which in a competitive game you'd hope the referee would've pulled the cards out for! Dan Fry stepped up and rifled home into the roof of the net to end the game 4-2 and setting the Oilers up nicely for Tuesdays first Wessex premier league game against Bournemouth Poppies.

Hythe and Dibden (Switzer, Lilley) 2 v 4 Fawley AFC (Cole, Fry x 2, Roche)

Video highlights courtesy of South Coast Journalism below:

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