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North Oxford won the Division 2 title for the second successive year last night with a nailbiting 2-1 win over a strong Westway Olavians team. The two points gained take them to a final tally of 25 for the season, half a point ahead of the Old Millhillians 2, who narrowly miss out on a remarkable first and second division double. With the match poised at 1-1 and the title in the balance, North Oxford's heroes were vice-captain Spencer Chapman and Carl Rennie, who held their nerve to come from 12-10 down to win the fourth game 13-12 and clinch the decisive point.
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2013 EFA League: Old Millhillians win Division 1
The Old Millhillians clinched their first ever Division 1 title last night in fine style with a resounding 3-0 away win over the Old Olavians 2 at Orpington. Ian Hutchinson, Vishal Bhimjiyani, Oli Sander, Sunil Tailor, Will Hughes and Joe Coakley came away with all three points to take their final tally to 22, which takes them beyond the reach of defending champions Berkhamsted. This is a fantastic achievement for the Mill Hill team in only their second season at this level and is a tribute to the work done by Steve Plummer and Ian Hutchinson at school level over recent years and also to the exemplary organisational work of club management duo Chris Vincent and James Hutchinson. The OMs have consistently managed to put out strong sides all year, with the young core of the team still improving game by game, and have managed to overcome the formidable challenges presented by Berkhamsted, the two Olavian teams, the Dunbar-inspired Old Harrovians and the Old Westminsters to win the Douglas Keeble Cup. The Old Millhillians second team are also involved in a two-horse race with North Oxford to win the Division 2 title and potentially complete a memorable double.
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2011/12 EFA League: Berkhamsted win Division 1
It has been only a matter of time for a while, but Berkhamsted can now officially celebrate winning Division 1 of the EFA League for the first time since 1985. Old Harrovians beat Old Millhillians 1 2-1 at Mill Hill during the week to boost their chances of a top two finish, but the point dropped means that Berkhamsted are now uncatchable at the top of the table with a game to spare, barring any penalty point disasters in their final fixture. This is a terrific achievement from this team in their first attempt at Division 1: they have undoubtedly been helped by the Olavians' self-imposed squad rotation but such has been their dominance in going on a nine match unbeaten streak, they have clearly proved themselves worthy champions. The squad of Berkhamsted staff - Doug Foster, George Campbell and Ant Theodossi - recent leavers such as Jeremy O'Neill, Charles Holroyd and Andrew Joyce, guest player Ryan Perrie and assorted other Berkhamstedians deserve great credit for this win and have already announced themselves as the team to beat next year.
North Oxford have officially won Division 2 after a walkover in their final match against the Old Carthusians, who were unable to raise a side. The three points gained mean that the Oxford team finish with nine wins from eleven matches and a haul of 27 points, which puts them in an unassailable position at the top of the table; they thus regain the Aston House Trophy, which they first won in 2009.