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PREVIEW Plymouth Argyle v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's big game

30 November 2018

Oxford United head for Plymouth Argyle in the Emirates FA Cup

TEAM NEWS

United are likely to name an unchanged side for this game after a convincing 4-2 win against Rochdale on Tuesday.

"There won't be any changes to the squad other than Jack Stevens and Owen James coming in for Jon Mitchell and Harvey Bradbury because it's a cup game" Karl Robinson told iFollow earlier today.

"I asked for a reaction on Tuesday and got it and now I want another after that win. You need to be consistent, not win one game and think you have done enough. It will be a tough game and we have to show the same attitude that we have shown in the last three games at Forest Green and Bradford and then against Rochdale on Tuesday."

See Karl Robinson and Jamie Mackie previewing the game in iFollow right now. 

THE OPPOSITION

United won the league game at Grenoble Road 2-0 but that has little bearing on the FA Cup where Derek Adams is hoping his side show more firepower than they did in losing 2-0 to Shrewsbury on Tuesday night.

"I didn’t think we were going to get back into the game by playing football because Shrewsbury pressed the game very well and we didn’t use the ball as best as we could; we didn’t move it as quickly as we could" he told the Plymouth website.

The dangerous Graham Carey began the game on the substitutes’ bench after missing the previous Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Fleetwood Town through suspension while former United striker Ryan Taylor came off the bench in that game.

TICKETS

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE  - FA CUP 2nd ROUND

Saturday 1st December 2018 

Kick off 3.00 pm

Tickets are only on sale in advance by phone and to personal callers until Friday 30th November 3.00pm - 01865 337533

There is a cheaper price for season ticket holders, one per season ticket, which is only available in advance. When booking, season ticket holders should have the fan number for each season ticket holder which you will find on the season ticket card.

Subject to availability tickets will be available at Plymouth on the day.

SEAT PRICES

Season Ticket Holders from Oxford United only before 3pm on Friday 30th November

Adult £10

Over 65 £7

18-21 £7

Under 18 £1

Non Season ticket holders (and on the day prices subject to availability)

Adult £14

Over 65 £10

18-21 £10

Under 18 £1

Armed Forces £10 in person only with ID

LONDON ROAD CLUB COACHES

Depart stadium 9am prompt

Adult member £25

Adult non-member £27

Under 18 member £23

Under 18 non-member £25

Under 14s must be accompanied by an Adult

No alcohol is permitted on the LRC coaches and under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Call 01865 337533 or visit oufctickets.co.uk to book

FOLLOW IT LIVE

iFollow has the whole game live to hear wherever you are- the FA Cup rights mean no live video feed for our 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 Plymouth Argyle 1 Oxford United 2

U's go through in the FA Cup

1 December 2018

Two quick goals early in the second half sent Oxford United through to the third round of the Emirates FA Cup at Plymouth this afternoon.

After a cagey first 45 minutes a proper FA Cup tie broke out and goals from James Henry and Cameron Brannagan were enough to send United through, despite Antoni Sarcevic pulling a goal back for the home side to set up a superb last half hour of cup football.

Plymouth started strongly without testing Simon Eastwood too many times in the first half; Curtis Nelson helped him out with two good blocks early on against his former team and Joel Grant thrashed a shot into the side netting after 17 minutes after a terrific pass from the ever-dangerous Graham Carey.

A sly worldy from Simon Eastwood kept a backheel out, even if the ref did award a goalkick; Freddie Ladapo put anther chance into the side netting but otherwise United were dominant at the back, with Nelson in excellent form and Mousinho mopping up danger just in front.

Argyle had done their homework and had former United man Joe Riley keeping a close eye on Marcus Browne on one wing and another ex-U’s full back, Ashley Smith-Brown, sticking close to Gavin Whyte down the other flank but on 31 Whyte sprinted away, rolled the ball to Browne and he was unlucky to see his low effort flash just wide of the far post with United’s best chance of the half.

Having stayed in the cup tie in the first half, United then looked to have taken control in the first few minutes of the second half and done enough to get their name into the hat for Monday’s draw.

The first goal was down to Mackie running in to the area and flicking to his right where Henry was at a tight angle but fired it through Macey for 1-0. United then had to depend on Rob Dickie for a magnificent clearance to keep a Fox header out as it flew towards the top corner, a piece of defending that changed the course of the game because two minutes later United were 2-0 up instead of 1-1.

Browne was, of course, involved, but found his way blocked and the ball was pushed inside instead where Henry just could not find space for a shot this time. However, when the ball came back for Brannagan on the edge of the box he had room to work and fired it across the keeper and into the top corner for a priceless 2-0 lead.

Surely that would be enough to ease United through? But this is the FA Cup and things are never that easy. Plymouth threw men forward and the game opened up. On 67 it was game on again when Sarcevic flicked home a Carey cross to make it 1-2 and get the crowd right behind the home side.

Now United had to defend for their lives and Dickie made a heroic block for a second time when Fox let fly but could not get the ball past the United centre-half's flying body. Mousinho might have eased the tension but fired against the back of the stationary Mackie with plenty of goal to aim at either side of his teammate. Henry was also off target after 87 minutes, but United were grateful that Carey was careless with an 85th-minute effort that flew well wide.

Credit to the U's who registered back-to-back wins for just the third time all season: each time they have been cup wins after league ones. One defeat in 12 games and through in the FA Cup: excellent form as we come to the busiest time of the year...

Att: 5,984

Away: 381

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

See it all in iFollow

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Ticket News

Plymouth FA Cup Details

Ticket and travel details for our Emirates FA Cup game at Plymouth

29 November 2018

Ticket details for our Emirates FA Cup second round game at Plymouth are as follows

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE  - FA CUP 2nd ROUND

Saturday 1st December 2018 

Kick off 3.00 pm

Tickets are now only on sale in advance by phone  and to personal callers until Friday 30th November 3.00pm - 01865 337533

There is a cheaper price for season ticket holders, one per season ticket, which is only available in advance. When booking, season ticket holders should have the fan number for each season ticket holder which you will find on the season ticket card.

Subject to availability tickets will be available at Plymouth on the day.

SEAT PRICES

Season Ticket Holders from Oxford United only before 3pm on Friday 30th November

Adult £10

Over 65 £7

18-21 £7

Under 18 £1

Non Season ticket holders (and on the day prices subject to availability)

Adult £14

Over 65 £10

18-21 £10

Under 18 £1

Armed Forces £10 in person only with ID

LONDON ROAD CLUB COACHES

Depart stadium 9am prompt

Adult member £25

Adult non-member £27

Under 18 member £23

Under 18 non-member £25

Under 14s must be accompanied by an Adult

No alcohol is permitted on the LRC coaches and under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Call 01865 337533 or visit oufctickets.co.uk to book

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