The Old Camdenians Football Club
Report for the 2005/6 Season
Mid-table mediocrity - if only!
The four sides would have settled for mid-table mediocrity last season instead of the contrasting poor fortunes, which saw two sides relegated, another just avoided the drop and only one - the third eleven - had a good season. Even for the thirds it turned out to be a disappointing season having been in a promotion place for a lot of the season, only to fall away in the last few games. The seconds and fourths both got relegated with the fourths now finding themselves back in the lowest possible division, nine north. For the first XI the heady days of the treble season three years ago, might have well been 30 years ago. The team struggled all season mainly due to injuries and hovered around or in the relegation zone for much of the season, before pulling away with a few games ago. But it was too close for comfort. Looking forward to the 2006/07 season the players and skippers in the seconds and thirds have swapped places, offering hope of better seasons for the younger legs now in the seconds and the more experienced heads of the thirds. The fourths will aim to get out of the bottom rung of the league and the firsts will hope and injection of some new blood will improve fortunes, but mid-table mediocrity would probably be welcome.
Lawrence Gosling, secretary OCFC