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PREVIEW Peterborough United v Oxford United

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

7 December 2018

Oxford United head for Peterborough tomorrow looking to build on a run that has contained just one defeat in the last 12 games.

TEAM NEWS

United could have Ricky Holmes available again after a back problem but will wait on the health of James Henry who was unwell earlier in the week but is expected to be in the squad. 

Cameron Brannagan's booking at Plymouth last week means he misses the next FA Cup game, away at Brentford, but can continue in the league, while Swedish midfielder Ivo Pekalski has been back in training this week after his loan at Halmstad ended, although he will not be involved on Saturday.

See Karl Robinson and Gavin Whyte previewing the game in iFollow right now. 

THE OPPOSITION

We are hosting a good side tomorrow,” Peterbrough boss Steve Evans said “Ignore their league position. They had a bad start because key men were injured, but they are in the middle of a good spell now. They have good players and a good manager in Karl Robinson. I saw Karl recently and congratulated him on coming through a tough start. He’s done a brilliant job and I’m pleased Oxford stuck with him.

“But we are determined to stay near the automatic promotion places. If we are still fourth and still this close to the top two on January 1 I will be very pleased because it would mean we have done well in five tough games before then."

There will be a minute’s silence before the game for former Peterborough owner Peter Boizot who died earlier this week.

TICKETS

Tickets are no longer available in advance but can be purchased on the day.

PRICES

   
   
Adult £28
60 and over £23
Under 22 £19
Under 18 £11
Under 12* £8
Under 7* £1

NB *must be accompanied by a paying adult

Disabled pay the relevant age related price above with a carer free.

LONDON ROAD TRAVEL

Departs Stadium 11:00 AM

Kidlington, Sainsbury's 11:15 AM

Adult member £17

Adult Non Member £19

Under 18 Member £15

Under 18 Non Member £17

Under 14s must be accompanied and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches. Call 01865 337533 or visit oufctickets.co.uk to book your place.

FOLLOW IT LIVE

iFollow has the whole game live to hear in the UK and to see for overseas fans. OUFCOfficial will be tweeting throughout the game and the OUFC Live 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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Match Reports

REPORT Peterborough United 2 Oxford United 2

Henry at the double. Full time report

8 December 2018

Two goals from James Henry earned Oxford United a 2-2 draw at Peterborough United this afternoon. After falling behind to an Ivan Toney goal United hit back through Henry before a Siriki Dembele piledriver put the Posh ahead. Henry then stepped up to score from the spot and make it one defeat in 13 games for the resurgent Yellows.

Against one of the form teams in the division United got off to a poor start when Toney put the Posh ahead inside ten minutes. A ball up to Matt Godden was headed in to his path and Toney strode on to it for a very calm finish from ten yards out, leaving United to show a bit of character to get back in to the game.

It would have been a lot worse for the U’s had Simon Eastwood not produced two superb saves in the next 60 seconds, stopping both Godden and Daniel efforts that were flying towards the net, but the defensive line in front of him worked hard to keep things tight with the tough-tackling Hanson setting the tone at right back.

With the ball zipping around in midfield, United were neat and tidy enough, knowing that they had the pace of Whyte and Browne to get them back into the game on the break, and that almost paid off after 27 minutes when the tremendous Brannagan won a tackle, Mousinho helped it on and Browne carried it in to the area. His low ball was flicked by Henry and looked to have made it 1-1 but a very late flag by the assistant referee ruled the ‘goal’ out and denied United their equaliser.

Encouraged, and fired up by the decision, United looked to make it irrelevant with Whyte firing into the gloves of Aaron Chapman two minutes later and the whole team working like demons to find a way back in to the game.

That came just before the break when they deservedly made it 1-1 through Henry’s ninth goal of the season. Brannagan started it, Mackie laid it back and I can think of few Oxford players I would rather see receiving the ball 25 yards out with the goal in their sights. Henry didn’t disappoint, firing past Chapman for a goal that leaves him three short of his target of 20 in a calendar year. Anyone want to bet against that?

United had deserved that and were more than a match for the promotion-chasing Posh in a high-tempo second half which saw both sides working their socks off to deny their opponents space.

Eastwood made a good save as Peterborough planted two corners in quick succession under his crossbar but it was his opposite number Chapman who made the better save when he got down smartly to deny Henry a second goal after Gavin Whyte's lightning break had opened up the space down the right.

That proved crucial because on 75 the Posh were back in front. Dembele is a tricky player who had caused problems all afternoon. In space, 25 yards out, he launched a screamer of a shot that flashed past Eastwood and into the top corner to restore the home side's lead and make it 2-1.

Surely United couldn't dig any deeper? Think again.

With time running out, Whyte reached a loose ball just before Colin Daniel, who brought him down. Henry was calmness personified as he sent Chapman one way and rolled the ball into the opposite corner to earn United a point.

Great stuff once again from a team that improves game by game.


Att: 7,027

Away: 534

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


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Ticket News

Peterborough Away Ticket Details

Ticket prices for our game at the Posh

4 December 2018

Our next game is this Saturday at Peterborough. This game is not All Ticket but prices are cheaper in advance.

Tickets are on sale now for this game online at oufctickets.co.uk until Tuesday 4th December 3.00 pm. They are also available on the phone (01865) 337533 and in person from the Ticket Office until 5.00pm on Thursday 6th December (Thursday due to the club closing at midday on Friday 7th December).

We have tickets for the Upper Tier and Lower Tier on the side.

There is also a section in the same area for disabled  fans and their  family/friends only available in person or phone.

PRICES

     
  Advance On The Day
Adult £26 £28
60 and over £21 £23
Under 22 £17 £19
Under 18 £10 £11
Under 12* £7 £8
Under 7* £1 £1

NB *must be accompanied by a paying adult

Disabled pay the relevant age related price above with a carer free.

LONDON ROAD TRAVEL

Departs Stadium 11:00 AM

Kidlington, Sainsbury's 11:15 AM

Adult member £17

Adult Non Member £19

Under 18 Member £15

Under 18 Non Member £17

Under 14s must be accompanied and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches. Call 01865 337533 or visit oufctickets.co.uk to book your place

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