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 02/09/2012 14:00  Glenfield United  Home  W 2-0
 04/09/2012 18:15 Harborough Town (League Cup) Home L 2-2 (Oadby lost 3-4 on pens) 
 09/09/2012 14:00  Friar Lane  Away  D 3-3
 16/09/2012 14:00 Leicester Bharat Home W 2-1
 23/09/2012 14:00 Houghton Rangers Away  P-P
 30/09/2012 14:00  Anstey Swifts  Home  L 1-2
14/10/2012 14:00 Wigston United Away  D 3-3
 21/10/2012 14:00  Fleckney Athletic (Presidents Cup) Away  W 3-5
28/10/2012  14:00  Fleckney Athletic  Away  W 0-5
03/11/2012  13:00  Thurlaston Magpies (County Cup)  Home  L 1-4
11/11/2012  14:00  Harborough Town  Home  W 3-2
18/11/2012 13:30 Leicester Bharat (Presidents Cup)  Away  W 1-3
25/11/2012  14:00 Thurlaston Magpies  Away P-P 
02/12/2012  14:00 Thurlaston Magpies  Home  W 1-0 
09/12/2012  14:00 Glenfield United  Away P-P 
16/12/2012  13:30  Friar Lane  Home D 2-2
23/12/2012  13:30  Leicester Bharat Away  P-P
06/01/2013  13:30  Fleckney Athletic  Home L 2-3 
13/01/2013 13:30  Harborough Town (Presidents Cup) Neutral  W 2-1
20/01/2013  13:30  Wigston United Home  P-P 
27/01/2013  13:30  Harborough Town  Away  P-P 
03/02/2013  14:00  Whitwick Juniors  Away  W 0-2
10/02/2013  14:00  Glenfield United Away  P-P 
17/02/2013 14:00  Whitwick Juniors  Home  P-P 
24/02/2013  14:00  Harborough Town  Away  L 4-1 
03/03/2013  14:00  Glenfield United Away  W 0-2 
07/04/2013  14:00  Houghton Rangers Home  L 1-3 
09/04/2013  19:00  Anstey Swifts  Away  L 6-0
14/04/2013  14:00  Leicester Bharat  Away  W 0-5 
21/04/2013  14:00  Wigston United  Home  L 0-6 
23/04/2013 18:15  Thurlaston Magpies Away W 0-1 
28/04/2013  14:00  Whitwick Juniors Home  W 3-0
03/05/2013  18:15  Houghton Rangers  Away  L 6-0 
08/05/2013 19:30 Houghton Rangers(Presidents Cup Final)  Neutral  L 3-1 

Houghton Rangers 3 Oadby Owls 1- 8th May 2013 (Presidents Cup Final)

The Owls played their first ever cup final and their last ever game together against treble chasing Houghton Rangers at Harborough Town FC. The Owls settled well and pressurised the Houghton ball players at every opportunity. Houghton responded with their lively forwards just failing to get in. Liam Davy in The Owls goal then produced an excellent save from the Rangers forward's strong shot. The Owls came back and Calum Day cutting in from the right saw his left foot shot palmed away to safety. The Owls were not to be denied and Jack Fallows smashed a shot into the bottom corner for the opener, which sent the Owls support wild. The Owls then had a good spell Nathan Jones saw his shot come back of a post and James Owers just failed to apply the last touch in a penalty box scramble, 1-0 at halftime.

The Owls knew they had to repeat their excellent efforts in the second half as they were against the wind and Houghton began to dominate. Liam produced save after superb save to deny the Houghton attackers. With 25 minutes to go Houghton finally equalised and shortly afterwards took the lead. The Owls created a couple of half chances, Charlie Patel and Conor Wilde going close. Then deep into injury time a free kick found Sam Pounds who header drifted narrowly wide and with it the hopes of an Owls equaliser. Houghton increased their lead and took the game beyond the Owls scoring deep into injury time, 3-1 the final result. Liam Davy in The Owls goal made some unbelievable saves, Calum Day, Jack Scott, Ben Walsh, Sam Pounds, Cam Harcourt and Charlie Patel had defended excellently to keep the Houghton forwards at bay. The midfield of Alex Morris, Mo Khonat, Ed Parton, Jake Broadwell, Conor Wilde had all worked tirelessly hard. Jack Fallows scored a great goal and the attack of Nathan Jones, James Owers and Omar Juneja kept running and pressurising all night. In short all players had given their all in a very good last performance for The Owls, well done and thank you! 

Player of the Day:The Whole 15 man squad 

Goals Scorer: Jack Fallows

Houghton Rangers 6 Oadby Owls 0 - 3rd May 2013 (League)

The Owls played their last league game at Houghton Rangers, who needed to win to be crowned league champions. The Owls were a much changed team owing to the rescheduled Friday night kick off and had the bare 11 players present at kick off time, with Jack Scott deputising in goal! The Owls were first to show, an excellent through ball form Jack Fallows put Alex Morris in, but his shot went narrowly wide. Rangers took the lead with a well placed shot and this eased their anxiety and were soon into their passing game. The Owls kept playing and Nathan Jones just failed to find the finishing touch from another Jack through ball. Rangers soon increased their lead when the quick forward was allowed too much space and shortly before halftime increased their lead further, 3-0. 

The Owls kept battling throughout the second half but a further 3 goals were conceded. Conor Wilde and Frank Meakin were both unlucky not to open The Owls scoring duck, but their shots drifted wide. Hopefully The Owls with a fully available squad for the return in Wednesday's President Cup final will provide a sterner test for the league champions.

Player of the Day: Jack Fallows and Ben Walsh

Goals Scorers:N/A 

Oadby Owls 3 Whitwick Juniors 0 - 28th April 2013 (League)

The Owls kicked off their last ever game at Coombe Park in their penultimate league match in sunshine with a strong wind blowing across the park. The Owls were first into their stride, good passing down the left resulting in Muhammad Khonat just being crowded out. Range finding shots from Jake Broadwell, Jack Fallows and James Owers set the tone of play. From more good passing Mo opened the account when he cut in from the left and placed his right footed shot into the bottom corner. Another passing move down the right and an excellent cross from Jack left Conor Wilde a simple chance 6 yards out who made no mistake, 2-0 at halftime.

The Owls kept playing their passing football and created further chances. Whitwick came more into the game and created chances of their own, their forward shooting over when well placed. Ben Walsh got onto the score sheet with a good far post header direct from a corner. Ed Parton went close when his shot was excellently saved by the Whitwick keeper. Liam Davy (with the gloves off) put his header just wide from a good free kick delivered by goalkeeper Jack Scott (hey?).James Owers and Frank Meakin just failed to apply the last touch from Conor's right wing cross. The Owls ran out 3-0 winners a fitting end to their time at Coombe Park.

Player of the Day: Conor Wilde

Goals Scorers: Muhammad Khonat, Conor Wilde, Ben Walsh

Thurlaston Magpies 0 Oadby Owls 1- 23rd April 2013 (League)

The Owls were at Thurlaston Magpies tonight with the sun shining and a cooling breeze blowing over the countryside. After safely negotiating the traffic jams around Fosse Park The Owls set about The Magpies defence with some vigour. Alex Morris twice going close with shots from both feet and Nathan Jones just failing to get the last touch on a fine through ball. The Magpies thought they had taken the lead when their forward challenged Liam Davy in the Owls goal but the referee ruled it out for a foul. The Owls pressed again and excellent work down the right from Calum Day and Alex found James Owers in the middle who's sweet strike found the net, 1-0. The Owls had started really well and Omar Juneja was next to test The Magpies keeper with a stinging drive. Nathan Jones went close again in a mad scramble which the goalkeeper managed to clear. Towards the end of the first half The Owls had Liam to thank for going in in front, an excellent save from a shot which was destined for the top corner.

The second half commenced with The Magpies in full flight, Liam just managing to juggle his way out of a dangerous free kick. More pressure was piled onto The Owls with a succession of corners which were well defended. The Owls looked dangerous on the break, Alex getting the better of the keeper in a tangle only being crowded out by the defence. Nathan and James then both looked like they would increase the lead but both were denied by some excellent last ditch defending. The Magpies looked as though they would equalise when the right winger teed up the forward, but he blazed over from no more than six yards, a let for the Owls. The Owls sensed is was their night and after a huge amount of hard work and effort put in by all 14 players the referee's final whistle sounded. A good victory and even better performance, well done!

Player of the Day: All 14 players

Goals Scorers: James Owers 

Oadby Owls 0 Wigston United 6 - 21st April 2013 (League)

The Owls kicked off on a rock hard pitch with the wind blowing across Coombe Park. Wigston were soon into their passing stride with The Owls guilty of sitting off and not closing down. Wigston opened the scoring with a good turn and shot. The Owls came back into the game with good passing started from Calum Day, Ed Parton and Alex Morris down the right and ending with James Owers just being crowded out. The Owls were handed an opportunity to get back on level terms when Alex was adjudged to be tripped inside the box, Jack Fallows saw his spot kick smash against a post with the keeper well beaten. On the stroke of half time Wigston increased their lead after a scramble in The Owls box, 2-0.

The Owls made their job even harder at the start of the second half. Liam Davy in The Owls goal having a rush of blood and upending Wigston's forward, the penalty duly dispatched. More goals were added when The Owls appeared to lose their way. Credit to them for the last 10 minutes as Omar Juneja added some attacking pace with James and Nathan Jones just failing to score. Overall a slightly disappointing result against a team challenging for the runners up spot.

Player of the Day: Calum Day

Goals Scorers: N/A

Leicester Bharat 0 Oadby Owls 5 - 14th April 2013 (League)

The Owls were met at Rushy Fields playing fields with a strong gale forced wind blowing diagonally across the pitch and chose to kick with it in the first half. Good passing play and final pass from Omar Juneja put in Muhammad Khonat whose first touch was good and second found the back of the net from a tight angle, just the start The Owls wanted. Another good through ball put The Bharat defenders under pressure and James Owers slid in for another quality finish. Conor Wilde and Omar then both went close from great shots which were both well saved by the Bharat net minder. Ed Parton then scored from a well place drive to make the score 3-0 at half time.

Playing against the wind second half did not stop The Owls passing game, Omar went close again smashing a shot against the bar. James added his second with a brave near post header from a corner. Jack Fallows went close when his shot rebounded off a post. He was not to be denied when a good run drew a foul and Jack coolly converted from the spot. The Owls kept going and created numerous chances, Nathan Jones, Jack Scott, Alex Morris all going close and Ben Walsh saw his goal bound header cleared off the line. A good all round team performance today from all 14 players in difficult windy conditions, well done!

Player of the Day: All 14 players

Goals Scorers: Muhammad Khonat, James Owers(2), Ed Parton, Jack Fallows(pen).

Anstey Swifts 6 Oadby Owls 0 - 9th April 2013 (League)

The Owls kicked off against top of the table Anstey on a rock hard pitch, under flood lights at Anstey Nomads ground and made a poor start conceding from a corner within 2 minutes! The Owls then had a good spell of possession especially down the right side with Calum Day and Alex Morris linking well. Anstey were always dangerous with the pace of their forwards causing problems. It wasn't long before they increased their lead, 2-0 at halftime.

The Owls started well in the second half forcing a succession of corners, but from one of these Anstey broke and scored. Anstey added further goals from lightening quick breaks. The Owls and James Owers were unlucky not to get on the score sheet and to their credit kept going to the end.

Player of the Day: James Owers

Goals Scorers: N/A

Oadby Owls 1 Houghton Rangers 3 - 7th April 2013 (League)

The Owls kicked off on a bright sunny afternoon with the sun shining and the pitch hard under foot. Houghton were soon into their passing style with The Owls on the back foot unable to close the opposition down. Within 10 minutes Rangers took the lead from a corner the lively forward heading in from close range. The Owls grew more into the game with Muhammad Khonat and Nathan Jones going close after good wing play from Alex Morris. After half an hour The Owls equalised, good passing between Calum Day, Ed Parton and a through ball from Alex allowed James Owers to tuck his shot away, 1-1 at half time.

Rangers started the second half as they had finished the first good passing put their forward in again but Liam Davy in the Owls goal made an excellent one handed save to keep the scores level. Back came The Owls another cross from Alex was met with a near post shot from Nathan that The Rangers keeper touched onto the bar. After a strong shout for an Owls penalty for hand ball was turned down Houghton broke. The Owls were unable to clear and Rangers took the lead from a cool finish. Rangers were now on top and their slick passing carved out further chances which were not converted. From a direct free kick which came back off the bar Rangers increased their lead, their player first to react. To their credit The Owls kept going and never gave in. All 15 players playing their part in a very competitive game.

Player of the Day: James Owers

Goals Scorers: James Owers

Glenfield United 0 Oadby Owls 2- 3rd March 2013 (League)

The Owls kicked off on a drying out pitch which left the surface uneven and bumpy and were first out of the blocks James Owers having his goal bound shot well saved by the United keeper. From the following corner Ed Parton saw his free header again saved. United got back into the game and looked threatening from long through balls but the back four of Calum Day, Jack Scott, Ben Walsh and Cam Harcourt were alert to snuff out any danger. When the back four was breached Liam Davy in the Owls goal made a good one handed save. The central midfield pair Ed Parton and Muhammad Khonat kept feeding the two wingers with simple passes, Jack Fallows and Conor Wilde both put in some dangerous crosses. The deadlock was broken after good passing down the left flank involving Cam and Conor put James in who calmly finished, 1-0. Ben then went close with a long range effort that grazed the crossbar and Conor was unlucky after beating his full back just putting his shot wide. The Owls increased their lead when Ed beat the keeper with a powerful drive from outside the area, 2-0.

The second half started the same with no let up from The Owls, Nathan Jones saw his header from an excellent Jack Fallows cross rebound off a post. Jack himself saw a free kick narrowly miss the target, Ed went close again with a shot. All 3 substitutes Sam Pounds, Omar Juneja and Jake Broadwell played their part in restricting The United attacks to long range efforts with no real danger for Liam to contend with. This really was a good all round team performance, well done!

Player of the Day: All 14 players

Goals Scorers: James Owers and Ed Parton

Harborough Town 4 Oadby Owls 1- 24th February 2013 (League)

The Owls kicked off on the flattest and greenest pitch they have ever played on (it was a plastic 3G pitch!), it should have suited their passing style. In the first half The Owls were on top. James Owers went close with a well placed shot that went wide, Muhammad Khonat had a snap shot well saved and both Alex Morris and Jack Scott had their shots from distance saved.Liam Davy produced 2 good saves thwarting the Town attacker when called into action, 0-0 at half time.

The second half started with Town on top, The Owls were being out battled in midfield and the Town forwards were breaking with ease. Ben Walsh was at his best to clear numerous Town advances, but was unable to stop the Town forward opening the scoring. Better play form Calum Day linking with Alex Morris just failed to get The Owls level. Town increased their lead with good passing through the middle and a good finish. With 25 minutes left to play The Owls got back into the game James Owers finishing coolly after neat inter play between him and Nathan Jones. Town then almost immediately restored their 2 goal advantage with a free header from a corner. The Owls kept pressing and forced a series of corners which they could not convert. With the last kick of the game Town added their fourth to give the scoreline a lopsided look.

Player of the Day: Ben Walsh and Calum Day

Goals Scorers: James Owers

Whitwick Juniors 0 Oadby Owls 2 - 3rd February 2013 (League)

The Owls kicked off after a 3 week lay off due to the recent snowfall and were first to show. Good passing from Jack Fallows and Conor Wilde put Alex Morris away but the keeper made an excellent stop. More pressure and passing led to Alex placing his shot just the wrong side of the post. Whitwick to their credit had a couple of half chances their forward unable to test The Owls stand in keeper Sam Pounds who was rarely troubled, half time 0-0.

The second half started well The Owls were able to pressurise the Whitwick players on the ball. This resulted in some excellent wing play from Alex, again his shot well saved by the keeper and regular crosses just eluding both James Owers and Nathan Jones. After a reshuffle in the formation The Owls finally broke the dead lock. Omar Juneja supplying a pass to Nathan who scored with a good strike. The Owls kept their passing game going with Whitwick rarely threatening. They increased their lead with 10 minutes to go Nathan again finishing well with the help of a slight deflection. A good performance from all 14 players today especially the second half.

Player of the Day: Nathan Jones, Calum Day and Alex Morris

Goals Scorers: Nathan Jones (2)

Oadby Owls 2 Harborough Town 1 - 13th January 2013 (Presidents Cup)

The Owls were up against Harborough Town in the semi final of The Presidents Cup at Houghton Rangers ground. The Owls were met with a blanket of fog and a heavy pitch but started excellently with crisp passing. Alex Morris sped down the right and threatened, Conor Wilde had a good shot, Ed Parton just failed to go clear of the defence and finally Jack Scott applied a left foot finish having been played in by Jack Fallows, 1-0. Harborough came into the game and created a chance which their forward failed to convert at the near post. Back came The Owls, Alex having his rasping shot tipped over by the keeper and in the last action Jack Fallows failed to hit the target when well placed in the box.

The second half saw Harborough equalise in the first minute, The Owls were unable to clear a corner and the Harborough forward applied the last touch, now we were in a game. Alex Morris looked the most dangerous with excellent runs down the flank just failing to beat the last defender on a few occasions. Harborough appeared the stronger and Owls looked as though they were tiring but they kept at it. Good passing got Jack Scott in again, his initial shot falling to James Owers who saw his shot saved by the keeper only for the rebound to fall back to Jack who passed into the empty net, queue goal celebrations! With only 8 minutes to go The Owls really dug in, from a Harborough corner Liam produced an excellent double save and Sam Pounds cleared the ball from the goal line! The final whistle blew and The Owls had secured their first ever final.

Player of the Day: The Whole 14 man squad

Goals Scorers: Jack Scott (2)

Oadby Owls 2 Fleckney Athletic 3 - 6th January 2013 (League)

The Owls kicked off the New Year on a mud bath of a pitch at Coombe Park and were slow out of the blocks. Fleckney were allowed too much time on the ball and The Owls could not get their passing game going. Fleckney were first to go close with a succession of corners which were scrambled away. From another short corner Fleckney took the lead their midfield player calmly curling the ball into the bottom of Liam's net. The Owls nearly got back into it when a swerving shot from Conor Wilde was saved by the Fleckney goal keeper. The Fleckney forward then got in on goal only to be denied by an excellent save from Liam, half time 0-1.

The Owls started the second half brighter and had a good spell of possession, Alex Morris going close and Nathan Jones just failing to find the vital touch from a good cross. Fleckney increased their lead, The Owls unable to clear their lines and their forward finishing well. Back came The Owls and a good through ball from James Owers found Nathan who calmly finished. With 20 minutes to go Fleckney restored their 2 goal lead, their forward scoring from a tight angle. Liam was at his beat to deny Fleckney further goals with good saves. With minutes remaining Jack Fallows finished from 20 yards with a well placed shot, unfortunately this came too late for The Owls to capitalise on.

Player of the Day: Ben Walsh and Jack Scott

Goals Scorers: Nathan Jones, Jack Fallows

Oadby Owls 2 Friar Lane 2 - 16th December 2012 (League)

The Owls eventually kicked off after a delay finding a reserve referee and were first to show, Conor Wilde getting down the wing to force a scrambled clearance. The Owls again broke down the left wing, Alex Morris finding Nathan Jones inside the box who finished expertly with his left foot for the opener. More wing play from The Owls and good inter changing of passes put Jack Fallows in who finished well. Back came The Lane and after a through ball had stuck in the mud, the Lane forward finished well. James Owers was then unlucky as the goal keeper some how kept his six yard shot out, 2-1 at half time.

The second half was much like the first The Owls looked dangerous when the ball was played out wide to their fast wingers. The Lane looked stronger in the mud of the middle and equalised with a smashing shot from distance. Back came The Owls, Alex Morris saw his shot tipped onto the bar, James went close again, as did Omar Juneja and Jacob Broadwell just failed to hit the target from a shot which screwed wide. Another good performance today, with The Owls just failing to make the most of their chances.

Player of the Day: Calum Day and Nathan Jones

Goals Scorers: Nathan Jones, Jack Fallows

Oadby Owls 1 Thurlaston Magpies 0 - 2nd December 2012 (League)

The Owls kicked off on a bitterly cold day, the game going ahead thanks to the excellent work from the make shift groundsman and lady! Thurlaston were first to show their sharp forward skating through only to be thwarted by Liam Davy in The Owls goal. Alex Morris went close when his shot  went wide and Ed Parton was unlucky with 2 good headers from corners just failing to find the target. The Owls were making good use of their possession and adapted to the slippery conditions better. Cam Harcourt provided some good crosses but had no takers. The Owls took the lead, from a defensive slip Conor Wilde burst forward and finished excellently, 1-0 at half time. The second half saw The Owls under pressure, Liam in goal making a string of fine saves and clearances. The Owls rarely threatened but showed great team spirit and effort, characterised by Jacob Broadwell, who having blocked a fierce shot with his stomach got to his feet quickly and won the next challenge. A great effort today from all 15 squad members, well done!

Player of the Day: Liam Davy and Conor Wilde

Goals Scorers: Conor Wilde

Leicester Bharat 1 Oadby Owls 3 - 18th November 2012 (Stuart Baldwin Presidents Trophy)

The Owls were away at Leicester Bharat on a bright sunny afternoon with the dream team of Russ Parton and Dave Harcourt making their managerial debut this season. Right from the kick off the Owls took control with Alex Morris making a storming run down the left and crossing in to Jack Fallows who shot straight at the goalie. Bharat had a good chance with Omar Juneja making a vital clearance in the box.  After 10 minutes a throw in from Cam Harcourt landed at Alex’s feet who crossed the ball in for a great finish from Nathan Jones. 1-0 Owls. The Owls had the majority of the play with a number of shots just going wide of the goal. A great solo run from Conor Wilde ended with a deflected shot just wide of the goal and the resulting Jack Fallows corner was headed wide by James Owers. Bharat had few chances but were gifted a goal just before the break when a long goal kick was allowed to bounce and the forward ran on to pass past Liam Davy in goal. 1-1 at half time.

In the 2nd half the Owls continued to pressure the Bharat goal and from a corner Ed Parton smashed the ball into the top corner from 25 yards. 2-1 Owls. Bharat grew into the game and were rewarded with a penalty when Liam brought a player down in the box. The Owls keeper made up for the error with a great save diving low to his right and pushing the ball wide of the post. After this wake up call the Owls regained the upper hand and had numerous chances to finish off the game but the Bharat keeper was in good form to deny them.  With 5 minutes to go Jack slid a great pass through to Alex who at the 2nd time of asking finished to make the final score 3-1.

Player of the Day: Alex Morris and Ed Parton

Goals Scorers: Nathan Jones, Ed Parton, Alex Morris

Oadby Owls 3 Harborough Town 2 - 11th November 2012 (League)

The Owls kicked off on a sunny day with the pitch very muddy! They were first to show, Ed Parton stinging the Town goalkeepers fingers with a good shot and Nathan Jones going close with his shot. The Owls applied pressure from corners just failing to convert them. The midfield of Ed and Muhammad kept supplying the wing men, Conor Wilde and Alex Morris, but they just could not find the break through. Somewhat against the run of play Town took the lead a favourable break allowing the forward to score. 0-1 at half time.  

The Owls kept going in the second half and had the vast majority of possession, the final ball just eluded them. Town served a warning when a shot bounced off the Owls crossbar. Back came Oadby, James Owers going close and Nathan Jones having his effort well saved by the Town keeper. The last 20 minutes were somewhat bizarre, the manager showed a great turn of pace to apprehend a changing room thief and return with his swag bag to be told we had won the game 3-2!

This is what the touch line reporter made of it: From Liam's long goal kick James flicked on and Nathan latched onto it and calmly passed the ball into the net. Town came back with a break away goal which the striker finished with the aid of a post. Jack Fallows then played a through ball to Alex Morris who coolly slotted past the keeper, 2-2. With seconds remaining The Owls broke from a Town corner, Jack again finding Nathan who chipped the advancing keeper, Town kick off and the referee blows the final whistle! 3-2. What a day!!

Player of the Day: Nathan Jones

Goals Scorers: Alex Morris, Nathan Jones (2).

Oadby Owls 1 Thurlaston Magpies 4 - 4th November 2012 (County cup)

The Owls kicked off this county cup quarter final on a mud bath of a pitch which made flowing football impossible! The Magpies were first to show, Liam Davy had to be alert on a couple of occasions as the forward almost got in. Back came the Owls Alex Morris jinking his way through the mud and playing in Nathan Jones who saw his shot excellently saved. More wing play and passing created a chance for Jack Fallows, but the keeper again made a good save. The Owls then had the cross bar to thank as the Magpies forward got free in the middle. From a deep corner Ben Walsh finished well at the far post. Within 5 minutes The Owls had surrendered their lead, good passing play finished well by The Magpies forward and from a swirling cross the ball managed to elude Liam and nestle in the net, 1-2 at half time.

The Owls started the second half on top with good possession but the final pass just let them down. The Magpies looked dangerous on the break, Liam on more than one occasion making excellent saves. James Owers went close when his header from a corner was tipped onto the crossbar. With 5 minutes to go The Magpies broke and finished well and with almost the last kick with the Owls pushing forward, The Magpies were awarded a penalty which they converted. The final scoreline of 4-1 was a little harsh on The Owls as both teams were evenly matched throughout. (The Wembley suits will not be needed this season and remain in the wardrobe!)

Player of the Day: Ben Walsh

Goals Scorers: Ben Walsh

Fleckney Athletic 0 Oadby Owls 5 - 28th October 2012 (League)

The Owls kicked off on a damp pitch with rain threatening, no worries for the manager as all players had remembered to turn their clocks back for the start of winter! The Owls were first to show, James Owers and Nathan Jones both going close. At the other end Liam Davy had to be at his best to keep out a well struck free kick. From a corner The Owls took the lead, James applying the last touch as the ball found him through a crowd of players at the far post. The Owls increased their lead when from good passing play Ed Parton finished well, 2-0 at half time.

The second half started with Fleckney awarded a penalty after Liam Davy had been adjudged to foul the Fleckney forward. Liam redeemed himself when the Fleckney striker struck the penalty against the inside of the post making an excellent goal line reaction save. The ball rebounded out to the taker only for Liam to block the thunderous shot and save what looked like a certain goal. The Owls kept pressing and James added his second. Better play and passing found Nathan Jones who smashed his shot into the net. Jack Fallows finished the scoring when he was played into space and calmly finished. Overall a good performance today from all 13 squad members.

Player of the Day: Liam Davy and Muhammad Khonat

Goals Scorers: James Owers (2), Ed Parton, Nathan Jones, Jack Fallows

Fleckney Athletic 3 Oadby Owls 5 - 21st October 2012 (Stuart Baldwin Presidents Trophy)

The Owls kicked off in the last 16 of The Stuart Baldwin Presidents Trophy (well it would have been last 16 but there are only 11 teams in the competition!). The Owls were first to show forcing the Fleckney keeper into two quality saves. Fleckney came back and there appeared no danger when the winger crossed in from the right, however the ball eluded the Owls defence and nestled in the bottom corner. The Owls pressed on and continued to create chances with a series of corners forcing pressure on the Fleckney goal. Fleckney then scored again with a blistering shot from distance and on the stroke of half time increased their lead with another quality finish, 3-0 at half time.

A good positive team talk at half time installed some belief into The Owls players, within 10 minutes they had pulled 1 back, a good finish from Ed Parton. The next 20 minutes were then dominated by The Owls. Ben Walsh going close from a corner, James Owers having his shot saved, Nathan Jones going close from a free kick and finally James Owers scoring after a fine passing move, now we were in the game. Liam Davy then produced a fine save to deny Fleckney. From a long clearance and cross from Alex Morris, Nathan thought he had equalised, bundling the ball over the line, but the referee had blown for a foul on the Fleckney keeper. The Owls were not to be denied Nathan running onto a through ball and finishing well.From another free kick Muhammad Khonat took the ball in his stride and calmly finished to put The Owls ahead for the first time. With 8 minutes left to go Ed Parton made a strong run into the Fleckney box only to draw a foul. Ed picked himself up and tucked away the penalty to give The Owls breathing space and an excellent turn around, what a game of 2 halves!

Player of the Day: Muhammad Khonat

Goals Scorers: Ed Parton (2), Nathan Jones, James Owers, Muhammad Khonat.

Wigston United 3 Oadby Owls 3 - 14th October 2012 (League)

The Owls kicked off in bright sunshine on a pitch with long grass and an uneven bounce. It looked as though The Owls players had just run the Leicester Marathon, as they were slow to the ball and sloppy in their play. Wigston opened the scoring when a midfield player and forward got in to finish well, back came The Owls with a good passage of play seeing a James Owers shot cleared off the line. From a good corner Sam Pounds opened his goal account with a sweetly struck volley into the corner of the net. More sloppy play allowed United to regain the lead, 2-1 at half time.

The Owls upped the tempo and within one minute of the restart were level, when good pressure from Nathan Jones and James set up a chance for Alex Morris who calmly finished. The Owls and Alex then created another chance as he burst through only for the United keeper to save well. More  pressure was applied from a succession of corners which saw Ben Walsh go close on two occasions. With ten minutes to go United somewhat against the run of play scored when their giant forward beat Liam Davy to the ball and calmly finished. The Owls were not to be denied, Cam Harcourt made a storming run to the bye line and delivered a dangerous cross which the United defender could only turn into his own goal.

Player of the Day: Sam Pounds and Alex Morris

Goals Scorers: Sam Pounds, Alex Morris, OG.

Oadby Owls 1 Anstey Swifts 2 - 30th September 2012 (League)

The Owls kicked off with a strong wind blowing across the Coombe Park pitch and were slow to start, Anstey scoring from a short passing move. The Owls raised their game and chances were created, James Owers, Ben Walsh and Nathan Jones all going close in a mad scramble. The Anstey keeper then made 2 good saves to deny James and Muhammad. The Owls finally equalised with good build up play from James saw Alex Morris finish well,more pressure was applied with a series of corners and free kicks but Anstey held firm.Just before half time The Owls conceded a soft penalty Ben adjudged to have fouled their forward, a firm strike from the spot gave Liam no chance. Anstey kept playing a short passing game with 5 in midfield but Ed Parton and Muhammad kept to their task breaking play up and instigating attacking moves. Ed went close with 2 good shots and Omar Juneja just failed to connect after the keeper had fumbled a swirling free kick. Overall another close game and good performance all round with The Owls just failing to take their chances. 

Player of the Day: Ed Parton & Muhammad Khonat (engine room of the team)

Goals Scorers: Alex Morris

Oadby Owls 2 Leicester Bharat 1 - 16th September 2012 (League)

The Owls kicked off on a bright afternoon with a breeze blowing across the Coombe Park pitch. Bharat were first to show when their forward was clean through on goal but fortunately for The Owls he blazed over. The Owls then had a good passage of play Alex Morris, James Owers and a well hit shot from Muhammad Khonat all going close. The Owls piled more pressure on just failing to convert a succession of corners. Bharat then broke and opened the scoring with a well struck shot across Liam.1-0 at half time. The Owls started the second half where they left off. Alex Morris was denied twice with the Bharat keeper making two excellent saves. More pressure from corners, Nathan Jones, James Owers and Conor Wilde all going close with well struck efforts. Just when we thought it was one of those days Ed Parton hit a rising shot which hit the crossbar and ricocheted off the Bharat keeper and into the net, just the luck The Owls play had deserved.

With minutes remaining Bharat had a break away with their forward seeing his shot rebound off the post. The Owls came forward forcing a corner which Ben Walsh met with a strong header only to see it strike the post. Into injury time and James Owers pressurised Bharat's defender winning the ball in the process and setting himself one on one with the keeper to apply a clinical finish. 2-1 to The Owls.

Player of the Day: Ed Parton and Alex Morris

Goals Scorers: Ed Parton, James Owers

Friar Lane 3 Oadby Owls 3 - 9th September 2012 (League)

The Owls kicked off on a red hot day more suited to cricket weather, who said we have not had a summer! The Owls started the game poorly gifting The Lane 2 goals inside the first 10 minutes. Gradually The Owls came more into the game, getting their passing game going and looking a threat from neat one twos. Alex Morris then finished well, one on one with The Lane keeper, when played in by a good through ball. Better was to come when a short corner crossed in by Calum Day was headed in by James Owers, 2-2 at half time.

The Owls kept playing their short passing game in the stifling heat. They were rewarded when Alex was played in again one on one with the keeper, great passing which started from Cam Harcourt at the back and a strong run from Muhammad Khonat, with the same result, 3-2 to The Owls. Liam Davy then made an outstanding save to deny The Lane forward, palming over at full stretch. Just when The Owls had thought they had weathered the storm The Lane were awarded a controversial spot kick. Jack Scott adjudge to have handled deliberately when the ball bounced up at him, The Lane equalised 3-3.

With 5 minutes to go Alex again finished one on one, only to be given marginally offside! All 11 players had given their all today in what can only be described as a stifling HOT day, well done lads!

Player of the Day: All 11 players - awesome

Goals Scorers: Alex Morris (2), James Owers

Oadby Owls 2 Harborough Town 2 - 4th September 2012 (League Cup) 3-4 on Pens

The Owls got off to the worst possible start in this League cup match, Harborough scoring in the first minute after Liam punched a cross onto the Harborough player and it rebounded into the net! The Owls kept battling and tried to get their passing game going with Conor Wilde, Nathan Jones and James Owers all showing up well against a strong Harborough defence. The half ended 1-0 to Town.

The Owls started the second half much better, linking their passing through midfield but the final pass just eluding them. Town then increased their lead after a through ball was not cleared allowing the attacker to run in and score. With 20 minutes to go The Owls changed formation going 3 at the back and pushing Jack Fallows into a more forward position. This paid dividends when Jack found Nathan Jones in the area who finished well. The Owls were now on top, Jack going close with a cross shot, Ed Parton and Muhammad Khonat both shooting wide. The Owls turned their pressure into an equaliser with 2 minutes to go Nathan again applying the finishing touch from another Fallows through ball.

So onto extra time with the night closing in, no clear cut chances made by either side, a penalty shoot out in the dark beckoned. Liam Davy in The Owls goal who had been excellent all game managed to save 1 of Towns spot kicks, unfortunately The Owls managed to miss 1 and have 1 saved, so Town went through 4-3 on penalties. A match when all 12 Owls players had given their all, keep the effort going! 

Player of the Day: The Whole 12 man squad

Goals Scorers: Nathan Jones (2)

Oadby Owls 2 Glenfield United 0 - 2nd September 2012 (League)

The Owls kicked off the season on a warm day with the Coombe Park pitch just taking a stud. Liam Davy The Owls goalkeeper made an excellent first touch palming away the Glenfield attackers fierce shot. Liam was called into action again snuffing out the danger from a Glenfield through ball, Liam was in the game too much as Glenfield started the game well. The Owls gradually began to get into the game ending the half better. The Owls took the lead 5 minutes into the second half when a Jack Fallows free kick had hit the crossbar and James Owers was on hand to finish the rebound.

Glenfield kept playing and forced the ever busy Liam into more scrambles, clearing from dangerous long throws and corners. The Owls kept competing and James capitalized on a defensive slip and lobbed the advancing keeper to make the score 2-0. With 30 minutes still to play The Owls held firm and started the season with a win and clean sheet, well done!

Player of the Day: Liam Davy & Muhammad Khonat

Goals Scorers: James Owers (2)

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