The veterans travelled to Abingdon Town FC for their final Group D Vets Cup fixture, having already qualified for the quarter-finals but looking to extend their current winning streak. OUP were this weeks opponents, from the Premier Division and who needed at least a draw to progress themselves.
The Don Vets went back to league action, following two cup group games and travelled to Milton Utd to face Benson Lions in Hellenic Veterans Division One. On arrival at the ground, the heavens opened but as the sides warmed up the rain had stopped but a swirling wind was evident. The pitch was surprisingly hard considering the rain, but it made for a quick passing surface.
The Vets welcomed Premier League side Chinnor B to Clanfield (85) FC’s Radcot Road Ground, in the 2nd Group D match of this seasons Veterans Challenge Cup. The Vets went into the match on a run of three victories over Woodley Utd Vets (League 4-1), Goring Utd Vets (League 3-1) & Woodley Utd Vets (Cup 2-0), so were full of confidence.
Wednesday 30th of August 2017, finally game day! Thousands of WhatsApp messages had been sent (and that was just by Leggy whilst in the changing room pre-game). The squad had come through three challenging friendlies fairly unscathed, cobwebs had been blown away and the ‘bants’ (as the kids say) was in full flow.