The 1970s Revival

 ARTHURIAN LEAGUE        Results between 1974/75 and 1989/90 (1st XI)

 
  
 Year           Div              Position       Matches    Won           Drawn        Lost            For         Agn   Points     
1974-75
2
8th
20
6
5
9
43
55
17
1975-76
2
6th
16
5
4
7
35
57
14
1976-77
2
9th
16
3
1
12
22
46
7
1977-78
3
2nd
16
10
3
3
55
26
23
1978-79
2
9th
13*
1
2
10
20
52
4
1979-80
3
5th
13*
5
2
6
26
32
12
1980-81
3
1st
16
12
1
3
55
26
25
1981-82
2
3rd
16
9
1
6
58
40
19
1982-83
2
1st
16
14
2
0
59
19
30
1983-84
1
8th
16
5
1
10
29
43
11
1984-85
1
7th
15*
5
2
8
24
35
12
1985-86
1
7th
16
6
1
9
26
48
13
1986-87
1
6th
16
4
4
8
32
52
12
1987-88
1
7th
16
4
1
11
27
51
9
1988-89
1
8th
16
3
3
10
34
54
9
* Full league programme not completed because of bad weather.
 
Playing record (1st XI league)     Played 237   Won 92   Drawn 33   Lost 112.
 
Some of the time we ran two sides, with the second eleven only playing friendlies. The first
side also played a few friendlies when there was no league game scheduled. This mostly
occurred in the earlier years.
 
Before joining the league we had to play a number of trial games against league sides to
qualify. Afterwards we were placed straight in to division two.
 
In 1977-78 OC Alan Culverhouse was elected to the league committee on which he served
for three years.
 
OCFC was forced to withdraw in the 1989-1990 season because of lack of numbers, not
helped by losing our home ground at 35 Marvels Lane, Grove Park, in 1988.
 
Note:
In 1974-75 The 1st division was also called the “Seniors”.
In 1980-81 A 5th division was added to the league.
The points system was two points for a win and one for a draw.
1981-82 The 1st division was renamed the “Premier” division plus five divisions.
 
We were unbeaten champions of league 2 in 1982-3, eight points clear of the team in second
position. Sixteen games were played, and we won fourteen and drew the other two.

 
Arthur Dunn Cup
 
We did not enter the Arthur Dunn Cup in this period until the 1984/5 season.
 
1984/85
Preliminary Round
 Bye
 
 
 
Round 1
Old Bradfieldians
4
Old Citizens
2
1985/86
Preliminary Round
Bye
 
 
 
Round 1
Old Citizens
1
Old Brentwoods
4
1986/87
Preliminary Round
Old Citizens
1
Old Brentwoods
2
1987/88
Preliminary Round
Bye
 
 
 
Round 1
Old Citizens
1
Old Cholmeleians
6
1988/89
Preliminary Round
Old Cholmeleians
7
Old Citizens
0
1989/90
Preliminary Round
Bye
 
 
 
Round 1
Old Citizens
L
Old Harrovians
W
 


OLD CITIZENS FOOTBALL CLUB – FIXTURES 1974-75
 
Our first eleven played in the Arthurian league, all second eleven games were friendlies.
Home ground was 35 Marvels Lane, Grove Park, SE12.
 
DATE                            TEAM                          OPPONENTS                                       H/A      LEAGUE/FRIEND
 
September 14
1st
Old Tollingtonians III
A
F
          21
1st
Old Harrovians I
H
F
          21
2nd
Old Tollingtonians V
A
F
         28
1st
Old Brentwoods II*
H
L
October       5
1st
Old Wellingburians II*
A
L
           5
2nd
Old Latymerians IV
H
F
         12
1st
Old Foresters II*
H
L
         12
2nd
Old Elysians IV
A
F
        19
1st
To be Confirmed
H/A
F
        26
1st
Old Foresters III*
A
L
November 2
1st
Old Malvernians II*
H
L
         2
2nd
Old Foresters IV
A
F
        9
2nd
Old Addeyans V
H
F
      16
1st
Old Cholmeleians III*
A
L
      16
2nd
Old Radleighans I
H
F
     23
1st
Old Cholmeleians III*
H
L
     30
1st
Old Chigwellians II*
A
L
December 7
1st
Old Carthusians II*
A
L
       7
2nd
Old Chigwellians IV
A
F
     14
1st
Old Foresters II*
A
L
     14
2nd
Hon. Artillery Coy II
H
F
    21
1st
Old Bradfieldians II*
A
L
    21
2nd
Old Brentwoods IV
H
F
    28
1st
To be Confirmed
H/A
F
January     4
1st
Old Wellingburians II*
H
L
       4
2nd
Hon. Artillery Coy II
A
F
    11
1st
The School
A
F
    11
2nd
The School II
A
F
   18
1st
Old Bradfieldians II*
H
L
   25
1st
Old Tollingtonians I
H
F
February 1      `
1st
Old Brentwoods II*
A
L
    8
1st
Old Chigwellians II*
H
L
15
1st
Old Foresters III*
H
L
 22
1st
Old Cholmeleians III*
A
L
March     1
1st
Old Cholmeleians II*
A
L
    8
1st
Old Carthusians II*
H
L
15
1st
Old Malvernians II*
A
L
22
1st
Honourable Artillery Coy I
A
F
29
1st
Old Latymerians II
A
F
April      5
1st
Old Elysians I
A
F
              5
2nd
Old Addeyans V
A
F
* = Arthurian League game       F= Friendly game
Committee
Chairman:                  Dr. A W Barton MA PhD
Captain:                     DC Harper
Vice-Captain:             T North
Hon Secretary:           AG Harper
Treasurer:                   AW Culverhouse
Committee Members: BC Crompton   T Rudling