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18 August 2018 Venue Fratton Park Attendance

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PREVIEW Portsmouth v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's game at Fratton Park

17 August 2018

Oxford United travel to Portsmouth tomorrow in Sky Bet League 1.

TEAM NEWS

Boss Karl Robinson must decide whether the players who came into the team on Tuesday against Coventry keep their places at Fratton Park. Cameron Norman, John Mousinho, Shandon Baptiste, Marcus Browne, Gavin Whyte  and Jon Obika all came into the side for the 2-0 win and will be hoping to continue as the U's look for their first league win of the season. 

Jonathan Mitchell will keep his place after keepig a clean sheet on his debut in place of Simon Eastwood, who will be out for six weeks with a finger injury, roughly the same time as Samir Carruthers will be missing with a knee problem sustained in the opening game at Barnsley.

See Karl and Jonathan Mitchell all previewing the game, along with the Preview Show all in iFollow right now.

TICKETS

Oxford fans are reminded that this game is ALL TICKET for away fans who will be housed in the Milton End. 

Tickets are on general sale by phone (01865 337533) and in person from the ticket office up until 3pm on Friday and can be collected from the Kassam Stadium up until 3.00pm on Friday, or at Portsmouth on matchday. They are no longer available online.

Only turnstiles 19-22 will be for away fans and NOT 19-26 as per tickets.

Prices

Adults £23
Senior 64+ £17
18-22 £15
Unaccompanied U18 £10
U18 with paying adult/senior £5
Wheelchair and carer* £14
Ambulant disabled £15
Ambulant U18 £10
Carers (on highest rate DLA) FREE

*Wheelchair users can contact the Portsmouth ticket office (0345 646 1898) to buy tickets. Please note that the wheelchair and carer spaces are located among the home wheelchair section in front of the Fratton End. Please buy your wheelchair and carer tickets in advance as unsold tickets are sold to home fans due to high demand.

Please note that alcohol is NOT available in the away section as it is in sight of the pitch and therefore prohibited.

Car Parking
The car park is adjacent to the stadium (use PO4 8SX on your SatNav) on Anson Road, off Rodney Road. There are 26 accessible spaces on first come, first served basis. In addition, there is a designated drop-off point with 200 spaces also on a first come, first served basis at a cost of £!0 per vehicle.

London Road Club coaches
Depart Kassam Stadium at 11.15 am
Adult members: £16
Adult non-members £18
U18 members £14
U18 non-members £16

LRC tickets are available from 01865 337533 on Friday

FOLLOW IT LIVE

iFollow has the whole game live - hear it if you are in the UK, see it if abroad. You can sign up game by game or for the whole season, and we have full 90 minute reruns of every game.

Overseas fans- we will have full commentary from our friends at BBC Oxford synced to the live video stream.

@OUFCOfficial will be tweeting throughout the game and the match centre on this site gives you full stats and text commentary throughout the match. 

The official report goes live with a full gallery right here on the final whistle.

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REPORT Portsmouth 4 Oxford United 1

U's lose at Fratton Park. Full time report

18 August 2018

Four goals in the second half made it three wins in three games for Portsmouth and three defeats in three for the U's. Goals from Gareth Evans, and two from Jamal Lowe plus a Rob Dickie own goal gave Pompey the points, despite a late own goal from Jack Whatmough at least giving United their first goal of the season.

There was a debut for Jamie Hanson in a midfield holding role alongside Cameron Brannagan. On Tuesday night Shandon Baptiste had been in that midfield pairing but here he was asked to play slightly further forward and join Jamie Mackie and Marcus Browne in trying to support Sam Smith up top.

That meant another inexperienced side; Baptiste, Whyte, Browne and keeper Jonathan Mitchell were all making their league debuts for the club and skipper Curtis Nelson had played more games for the club (54) than the ten men around him combined.

Last season’s game at Fratton Park hinged on a missed Alex Mowatt penalty but this season Portsmouth could afford to miss theirs when given the perfect chance to open the scoring. Hanson was late with a challenge on Oli Hawkins but Mitchell got his former Derby teammate out of trouble by diving to his left to push away skipper Evans’ poorly struck spot kick.

Some days a save like that inspires the away side but even at that stage United were conceding ground and possession. Yellow cards for Hanson, Brannagan and Baptiste inside the first 40 minutes underlined that the U’s were having to fight for everything; Shaun Derry also got a booking from the bench.

United had dug deep despite a late Hawkins effort that went just wide and an air shot from the same player in the very last minute, when it seemed any sort of contact would have got the ball into the net, but having dominated the first half it took just three minutes for Pompey to get ahead after the break. Lowe, whose pace caused problems all afternoon, raced clear on the right and pulled it back. Hawkins missed his kick again but had the presence of mind to recycle the ball and Evans found space to blast it past the helpless Mitchell from ten yards out.

Ten minutes later and it was 2-0 and United were just about doomed. Again it came down the Portsmouth right from Lowe. His cross cut out the keeper but with forwards homing in behind him the unfortunate diving Dickie could only divert the ball in to his own net from six yards out.

A triple substitution followed for the U's but on 54 it was 3-0 and game over. A corner headed back and at goal and Lowe diverted it past the stranded Mitchell to cap a good day for him - two assists and two goals - and a bad one for the visitors.

No excuses, the better team won. Any League 1 side would miss Simon Eastwood, Samir Carruthers, Ricky Holmes and Rob Hall - all unavailable for this game - but United only truly raised the tempo when the game was already gone.

There was a late effort from Brannagan that forced a save from the flying Craig MacGillivray and a stabbed effort from sub James Henry that came back off the post. Fellow sub Jon Obika then hit the opposite post after beating MacGillivray before a McMahon cross was deflected into his own net by Whatmough to make it 3-1 and at least give United that first goal.

Even then it was false hope when man of the match Lowe ran at the defence and then blasted home the goal of the game on 93 to ease any nerves that there might have been for the home fans in the six minutes added on.

Early days but United now need to show their true colours with back-to-back home games against Accrington and Burton this week. A chance to get the season started properly.

Att:18,093

Away: 1,312

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

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Ticket News

Portsmouth Ticket Update

United's game at Fratton Park ALL TICKET

15 August 2018

Oxford United fans are reminded that Saturday's game at Portsmouth is ALL TICKET for Oxford fans.

Oxford United supporters will be housed in the Milton End.

Tickets are on general sale by phone (01865 337533) and in person from the ticket office (9.30am – 5.30pm). They are no longer available online. 

Prices

Adults £23
Senior 64+ £17
18-22 £15
Unaccompanied U18 £10
U18 with paying adult/senior £5
Wheelchair and carer* £14
Ambulant disabled £15
Ambulant U18 £10
Carers (on highest rate DLA) FREE


*Wheelchair users can contact the Portsmouth ticket office (0345 646 1898) to buy tickets. Please note that the wheelchair and carer spaces are located among the home wheelchair section in front of the Fratton End. Please buy your wheelchair and carer tickets in advance as unsold tickets are sold to home fans due to high demand.

Please note that alcohol is NOT available in the away section as it is in sight of the pitch and therefore prohibited.

Car Parking
The car park is adjacent to the stadium (use PO4 8SX on your SatNav) on Anson Road, off Rodney Road. There are 26 accessible spaces on first come, first served basis. In addition, there is a designated drop-off point with 200 spaces also on a first come, first served basis at a cost of £!0 per vehicle.

London Road Club coaches
Depart Kassam Stadium at 11.15 am
Adult members: £16
Adult non-members £18
U18 members £14
U18 non-members £16

Tickets are available from www.oufctickets.co.uk or from the ticket office by phone (01865 337533) and in person.

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