Club History

The club wrote history in the 2010/11 season, with the Firsts playing their first ever season in the Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Division. There was also a first outing in the Oxfordshire Senior Cup for Freeland's top side.

Freeland dealt with the step up admirably and they held their own in a league full of top quality opposition. In their first ever game in the Senior League top division they defeated OUP by 2 goals to 1. They went on to record a number of memorable wins, beating local rivals Eynsham 5-2 and beating Garsington in a thriller at Freeland, they also picked up a commendable point against league champions Hinksey. At the season end the Firsts had finished comfortably in mid-table.

The cups did not bring much joy for them though, as they lost in the first round of the Senior Cup to Clanfield, the second round of the Presidents Cup to Garsington and then the third round of the Charity Cup to Eynsham.

The Reserves embarked on a long gruelling season which took in 35 games, which ended with 9 games being played in a 25 day period. The season was to end in heartbreak for the Ressies though as they finished runners-up in both Division 2 and the Clarendon Cup, losing out both times to a top quality Bletchingdon Reserves.

The A's gave everyone a Freeland a taste of the talent coming through as they romped to the Witney & District Division 3 title scoring 118 goals in just 22 games. With the likes of Neil Swan, Sam Burton, Will Gorman, et al the future looks very bright.

The A's also had decent cup runs, reaching the fourth round of the Oxfordshire Junior Shield, the Quarter Finals of the Fred Ford Cup and finishing runners-up to a strong Carteton Pumas side in the Supplementary Cup.

Freeland B confirmed that there was strength in depth at the club, as they earned themselves a lower mid-table finish in a very strong Division 4.

Freeland Yeoman had a turbulent start to the season which saw them without a manager at Christmas, but the new management duo of Hardy and Perkin turned fortunes around as they finished the season strongly with 6 wins out of 7, including a dramatic 3-2 win against one of the promoted sides, Blacks Head Bletch, courtesy of a last minute Langford header.

Where next?

Rise to the Senior League Freeland Football Club were founded in 1908 and have entertained the faithful at The Simon Hole Memo
2011/12 Season The 2011/12 season saw three assistants step up from the shadows and take the reigns with Matty Wood

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