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PREVIEW Northampton Town v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's game at Sixfields

23 February 2018

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game at Northampton.


United welcome Cameron Brannagan into the squad for the first time since he arrived from Liverpool in the transfer window. The midfielder picked up an ankle injury in one of his first training sessions but has been back in full training for the last two week and is expected to feature for the first time as United look to end a three game losing streak.

Joe Rothwell is out for three weeks with a hamstring problem but Rob Hall and Mike Williamson are in with a chance of being fit for next week's home game against Fleetwood Town but will not feature this weekend.

New Chairman Sumrith “Tiger” Thanakarnjanasuth will fly in to see his team in action and will be assured of a warm welcome by a packed away end as the Yellow Army again travel in numbers.

See Derek Fazackerley talking about the game in iFollow right now.


Tickets are on sale from 01865 337533 but the game is heading for a sell out for Oxford fans with all tickets now sold behind the goal. Fans are advised to book ASAP to avoid missing out. 

The U’s were allocated 944 tickets in the Moulton College Stand, which is now sold out, and 513 places in the East Stand, where a handful of tickets are still available. 

All wheelchair spaces have now been sold.

Tickets are on General Sale but no longer available online as they will no longer be posted out. They can be collected from the Oxford United ticket office before 3pm on Friday or from the away ticket booth outside the Away End at Sixfields on Saturday.

Call 01865 337533 to book. 

Adult                          £22
Over 65/U21              £18
Under 18                   £10
Under 7s                  FREE with paying adult.
Disabled* As above with carer free if required.

Please note that proof of age may be required for concessionary prices and disabled fans may be asked to show their proof of carer requirement.

London Road Coaches
Depart Stadium 12.15 prompt and Kidlington Sainsbury’s 12.30 prompt.
Adult Member                £13
Adult Non Member        £15
Under 18 Member         £11
Under 18 Non Member £13
Call 01865 337533 or book online at

Please note that under 14s must be accompanied by an adult on the coaches and alcohol is not permitted.

* limited number of disabled parking spaces are available at the ground priced £4, but these must be pre-booked on 01604 683777


iFollow's live video streaming service for fans overseas is available and can be bought on a yearly, monthly or match by match basis. The audio commentary from our friends at BBC Oxford is available to all subscribers, home and away, and we will have video interviews with all the key people.

There will be a report and gallery right here at the final whistle and live tweets throughout the game from @OUFCOfficial.



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Match Reports

REPORT Northampton Town 0 Oxford United 0

U's pick up a point at Sixfields. Full-time report

24 February 2018

The Tiger era started with a draw if not quite a roar this afternoon as Oxford United picked up a point with a 0-0 draw at Sixfields. New owner Sumrith “Tiger” Thanakarnjanasuth was in the stands to see his new club end a three-game losing streak with a battling display against Northampton, where there were plenty of chances but but no clinical finish to divide the sides.

The first half in particular was extraordinarily open and the remarkable thing was that there were so many chances without either keeper being fully extended. There was some brave defending to block a Chris Long drive as early as the second minute but also a couple of half chances at the other end where Ricardinho dragged an early effort wide and Jon Obika had a header deflected wide for a corner. Long then planted a half volley into the superb away following rather than the vacant net, Todd Kane didn’t catch a 20-yard drive after 16 minutes and then Long made the most glaring miss of them all when he poked a John-Joe O’Toole pass wide of the mark with only* Eastwood to beat.

Ricardinho, relishing his more advanced midfield role on the left, saw a shot kicked off the line at the end of a flowing move but that was matched moments later by Gboly Ariyibi, who got in behind the defence then softly passed the ball into the gloves of the relieved Eastwood. Isaac Buckley-Ricketts then clipped a clever effort off the top of the bar and surely a goal had to come, possibly by hook but not by (Matt) Crooks, who drilled a low effort wide again after half an hour.

Buckley-Ricketts and Kane both went close but somehow we reached the break scoreless, with Long again firing wide when the second half started in similar vein. There was plenty of good football and hard work as the chances piled up but goals are what it's all about; every attack promised the breakthrough - at both ends - but somehow we reached the hour still goalless and you began to wonder if a mistake or a set piece might finally be the crucial factor.

In truth, the second half had been far less open but Eastwood had to make his first real save of the day on 68 as he beat away a Sam Hoskins effort to spark a scramble in the United box that the excellent John Mousinho finally cleared up.

Gino van Kessel and Wes Thomas were given 20 minutes to try and find the way through but it almost came instead from the head of Ricardinho, who just couldn't guide a wicked Kane cross on target after 76 minutes. However, the double change did add urgency and with the ebulient Malachi Napa buzzing around for the last ten minutes as well, there was no way that United were playing for a draw.

Thomas should maybe have won it but clipped a header against the post in the 84th minute from another excellent Mowatt cross but the final stages were all about chasing the win while ensuring that nothing silly happened at the other end, where the Cobblers were content to play on the break.

Sixfields has not been a happy hunting ground, so a point breaks that hoodoo as well as the losing run. United now get a chance to build from that when they welcome Fleetwood Town next Saturday.

A new era. Be part of it.

Att: 7,095

Away: 1444

Report by Chris Williams, pictures by Steve Daniels and Darrell Fisher, stats by OPTA

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