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PREVIEW Brentford v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Emirates FA Cup game at Griffin Park

4 January 2019

Oxford United head for Brentford on Saturday in the Emirates FA Cup.

TEAM NEWS
United will be without midfielder Cameron Brannagan, who misses the game through suspension after his booking at Plymouth in the second round - his second yellow card of the competition.

New signing Jordan Graham will be involved while Mark Sykes will hope to be similarly involved subject to the relevant paperwork and international clearance. Right-back Tony McMahon completed his move to Scunthorpe yesterday on loan while youngsters Armani Little and Harvey Bradbury today rejoined Woking on loan and will be hoping to be involved when the Cards take on Watford in the FA Cup on Sunday

Hear Gavin Whyte, Jamie Hanson and Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow

THE OPPOSITION
Brentford are currently 18th in the Championship and on an unbeaten four-game run in the league, having drawn their last three games against three cities: Bristol, Birmingham, and Norwich, after beating Bolton Wanderers at home just before Christmas.

There will be no chance to impress against his former club for Canice Carroll, who today completed a loan move to Swindon Town, but United fans will have fond memories of Griffin Park after a remarkable 4-0 win there in the Carabao Cup the last time the teams met.

TICKETS

A reminder that this game is SOLD OUT for away fans and none will be available on the day.

Oxford United fans are housed in the Brook Road Stand behind the goal and should not travel without a valid match ticket.

London Road Club Coaches leave from the stadium at 12.30pm prompt.

Adult member £13
Adult non-member £15
Under 18 member £11
Under 18 non-member £13

Under 14s must be accompanied by an Adult and no alcohol is permitted on LRC coaches.

You can book via oufctickets.co.uk or by calling 01865 337533

GETTING THERE
Supporters are recommended to travel on public transport or one of the official coaches since Residents Permit Parking exists all around the stadium.

There are plenty of bus routes which pass by or close to the ground. The 65 and 235 stop outside and buses 237, 267, E2, E8, 195 and H91 stop a five to ten minute walk from Griffin Park.

The nearest underground station is South Ealing on the Piccadilly Line, which is approximately a 20 minute walk from Griffin Park. Alternatively, South West trains operate a frequent service to Brentford station, which is approximately seven minutes away on foot

FOLLOW IT LIVE
iFollow does not have the rights to video stream the FA Cup so there will be no video feed available but you can hear the whole game live thanks to our friends at BBC Oxford in the UK and abroad: the only place online to hear it.

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 Brentford 1 Oxford United 0

U's go out of the FA Cup. Full time report

5 January 2019

A Neal Maupay penalty decided a closely contested FA Cup tie at Griffin Park this afternoon. Sub Maupay's spot kick was enough to send the Bees through despite a gallant effort from the U's who will count the cost not just of their exit but also perhaps of midfielder Shandon Baptiste being stretchered off ten minutes in to his return.

Cameron Brannagan’s second yellow in the FA Cup at Plymouth in the previous round meant a deeper role for Marcus Browne and that allowed Jordan Graham to make his second debut as the left sided attacker in a front three. Graham looked neat and tidy on his return and played with discipline until replaced  late on after running himself in to the ground.

With so many attacking players it meant an open game and with the home side extremeley comfortable on the ball, as you would expect a Championship side to be, there was plenty of neat passing and clever interplay.

Again, against a team from a higher division you would expect your keeper to be busy and Simon Eastwood was always going to have to play well. He distinguished himself with three very good saves in the first half alone. First he needed to tip a Josh Dasilva drive round the post after 17 minutes and then made a good save from Moses Odubajo a few minutes later as Brentford found gaps inside the area. Some clever footwork from centre-half Yoann Barbet drew the best save from the keeper though, showing great reactions to kick his shot away after 25 minutes.

They may have hung on a little but a James Henry drive tested home keeper Luke Daniels and a wicked Graham free kick was only just cleared as Josh Ruffels prepared to head home at the back post so the Yellows were certainly still in the game at the break despite Brentford causing them problems.

They continued to defend well and limit the space for the Bees; the home side noticeably less threatening down the fanks after the break as United tightened up and with the pace of Whyte there was always the chance of a break for the U's.

There was terrible luck for Baptiste who made his return and was then stretchered off less than ten minutes later after landing awkwardly. If there is a silver lining it is perhaps that the injury was not the same shoulder problem that he had been recovering from, but still wretched luck for a likeable and very talented young man.

The lengthy delay for that injury just drew the heatt of the game but with ten minutes to go there was one final sting from the Bees. Sub Maupay drifted inside from the left and was felled by Mousinho inside the box. Eastwood went the wrong way from the spot and Brentford were through despite United throwing everything at them for ten minutes.

Henry almost clipped an effort over the keeper, Browne's spectacular bicycle kick went over, a free kick was stopped by the wall, but there was to be no famous cup comeback and it was the Bees who went through to the fourth round.

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

 

Att:6,106

Away: 1,605

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Ticket News

Brentford SOLD OUT

Tickets SOLD OUT for Griffin Park

2 January 2019

Oxford United take on Brentford in the Emirates FA Cup this Saturday, January 5th (3pm). Fans are reminded that all away tickets have now SOLD OUT for this game.

Oxford United fans are housed in the Brook Road Stand behind the goal and should not travel without a valid match ticket

There are still spaces on the London Road Travel coaches for this game:

London Road Club Coaches

Depart Stadium: 12.30pm prompt
Adult member £13
Adult non-member £15
Under 18 member £11
Under 18 non-member £13

Under 14s must be accompanied by an Adult and no alcohol is permitted on LRC coaches

You can book via oufctickets.co.uk or by calling 01865 337533

Supporters are recommended to travel on public transport or one of the official coaches since Residents Permit Parking exists all around the stadium.

There are plenty of bus routes which pass by or close to the ground. The 65 and 235 stop outside and buses 237, 267, E2, E8, 195 and H91 stop a five to ten minute walk from Griffin Park.

The nearest underground station is South Ealing on the Piccadilly Line, which is approximately a 20 minute walk from Griffin Park. Alternatively, South West trains operate a frequent service to Brentford station, which is approximately seven minutes away on foot

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