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PREVIEW Port Vale v Oxford United

A full guide to Friday's FA Cup action

3 November 2017

We get set for the FA Cup with a full guide to the game at Port Va

TEAM NEWS

Pep Clotet is likely to keep faith with Dwight Tiendalli for tonight's game rather than rush Ricardino back into action. Dutch international Tiendalli did well at left back last weekend at Fleetwood and is likely to continue despite Brazilian Ricardinho approaching full fitness.

"Ricardinho should be fit but we may be cautious with him and make sure he is 100 percent before he plays" Pep told iFollow.

Christian Ribeiro also returned to the side at Fleetwood and suffered no reaction after a recent hip injury, while Alex Mowatt and Jack Payne are both eligible after their parent clubs gave permission for them to play in the FA Cup.

TICKETS 

Tickets are  available on the day from the away sales kiosk situated outside the away stand, which will be open from 6pm on the day of the game. This is a CASH ONLY sales point and is also the collection point for those collecting pre-booked tickets.

The tickets are for unreserved seating.

Prices

Adults                 £12

65+                     £6

21 and younger  £6

Ambulant disabled who are on medium or high ratings pay the appropriate age-related price and can have a carer with them free of charge. Please note that there are no disabled facilities in the away stand.

Ambulant disabled who require accessible facilities and wheelchair users need to phone Port Vale in advance to book their ticket on 01782 655821. This is for the dedicated stand for supporters with disabilities, which is a mixed supporter area at the opposite end of the ground to the away stand. Car parking can be booked in advance for this stand if needed at £10 when booking your ticket.

Match day parking is available priced: Cars £5, minibus £16, coach £25. These are all pay on the day with no advance booking. The main car park is situated outside the away stand.

London Road Coaches

Depart stadium: 2.30pm prompt
Depart Kidlington Sainsbury's: 2.50pm prompt

Adult members: £15

Adult non-members: £17

Under-18 members: £13

Under-18 non-members: £15

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

No alcohol is permitted on the coaches.

Call 01865 337533 to book

COVERAGE

iFollow's live video streaming service for fans overseas is NOT available for this game due to the different rights agreements in this competition. However 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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REPORT Port Vale 2 Oxford United 0

U's bow out of FA Cup. Full time report

3 November 2017

Oxford United went out of the Emirates FA Cup in the first round as they were beaten 2-0 at Port Vale this evening. Goals from Gavin Gunning and Tom Pope earned the League 2 side a place in the hat for the next round as United, uncharacteristically in rece made an early exit.

The first chance fell to James Henry in the sixth minute when he ran clear from a superb clipped pass from Ryan Ledson but just failed to nick the ball round the advancing Ryan Boot in the Vale goal. Little did we know thenb that it would be the Yellows best chance of the night.The home side had already started as they meant to go on and forced early corners without really testing Simon Eastwood too much. Mike Williamson, back in the side in place of the rested Curtis Nelson, needed to deal with the aerial threat from Pope as Vale got the ball forward quickly, but those around that duo also needed to be alert to try and snap up the pieces when the ball dropped.

Vale were quick to challenge and fired up for the Cup  under new boss Neil Aspin. Danny Pugh had a drive blocked and Pope nodded a chance wide before they took the lead thanks, at source, to a rare mistake from Eastwood. Trying to get his side on the move quickly, Eastwood bowled the ball out to the left but straight to James Gibbons who surged forward and clipped a ball into the box that Gunning flashed past the keeper with a downwards header from the middle of the goal.

United, living and learning, were grateful to Eastwood for a good piece of keeping on 20 minutes when Marcus Harness got in behind a static back line but as so often this season kept passing the ball, sticking to the gameplan and trying to play their way back into the game. James Henry started to get some joy on the right flank, Williamson almost had a tap in when Boot spilled a corner, but try as they might they were finding the Valiants back line hard to break through and then being put under pressure by a Vale side quick to break forward.

Their task was to become twice as hard early in the second half. David Worrall found space on the left, crossed and Pope did what Pope does best, powering a header, unmarked, past the helpless Eastwood from six yards out.

Tempers flared - Thomas having a running battle with the entire Vale team plus most of the fanbase- and it wasn't lack of effort that was hurting the U's. On this occasion they just couldn't get their usual slick passing style going against a fiercely determined home side who kept their shape and fought for every single ball in true FA Cup fashion. They should really have made it 3-0, first on 69 minutes when Tiendalli sliced a pass horribly across goal only for Tyler Denton to slice the chance just as horribly past the far post then after 73 when Pope planted another free header the wrong side of the post.

Such Papal falibility encouraged the U's to have one last throw of the dice and gamble on throwing men forward for the closing stages but Vale redoubled their defensive efforts, threw themselves into blocks and challenges and when Jack Payne offered at least a little hope with a great dummy in the 83rd minute there was a Vale man hurling himself in the way of the shot to leave Boot largely untroubled all night.

Port Vale will be ball number 3 in Monday night's draw. Good luck to United will lick their wounds and go again in the Checkatrade Trophy against MK Dons on Tuesday night.

Att: 3,443

Away: 396

Report by Chris Williams, pics by Darrell Fisher, stats by OPTA

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Ticket News

Port Vale Ticket Details Update

Tickets for United's Emirates FA Cup 1st round tie on Friday

30 October 2017

Tickets for Oxford United's Emirates FA Cup first round tie at Port Vale are on sale, with details below.

Tickets are available in advance online at www.oufctickets.co.uk until noon on Tuesday 31st October and from the ticket office by phone (01865 337533) and to personal callers until 3pm on Thursday 2nd November.

Tickets are also available on the day at no extra cost from the away sales kiosk situated outside the away stand, which will be open from 6pm on the day of the game. This is a CASH ONLY sales point.

The tickets are for unreserved seating.

Prices

Adults                 £12

65+                     £6

21 and younger  £6

Ambulant disabled who are on medium or high ratings pay the appropriate age-related price and can have a carer with them free of charge. Please note that there are no disabled facilities in the away stand.

Ambulant disabled who require accessible facilities and wheelchair users need to phone Port Vale in advance to book their ticket on 01782 655821. This is for the dedicated stand for supporters with disabilities, which is a mixed supporter area at the opposite end of the ground to the away stand. Car parking can be booked in advance for this stand if needed at £10 when booking your ticket.

Match day parking is available priced: Cars £5, minibus £16, coach £25. These are all pay on the day with no advance booking. The main car park is situated outside the away stand.

London Road Coaches

Depart stadium: 2.30pm prompt
Depart Kidlington Sainsbury's: 2.50pm prompt

Adult members: £15

Adult non-members: £17

Under-18 members: £13

Under-18 non-members: £15

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

No alcohol is permitted on the coaches.

Call 01865 337533 to book

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