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Match Previews

PREVIEW Fleetwood Town v Oxford United

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

11 January 2019

Oxford United head for Fleetwood on Saturday looking to record their first away win in the league this season.

TEAM NEWS
Midfielder Samir Carruthers travelled with the squad today for the game and could return on the bench after an injury hit first half of the season. The on-loan Sheffield United midfielder damaged a knee during the very first game of the season, away at Barnsley, but is now approaching full fitness once more and could be on the bench for the U's.

Mark Sykes made his debut as a substitute at Cheltenham in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday- United's reward for that win is an away game at Bury in the quarter final. The Northern Irish midfielder did well and joins fellow new signing Jordan Graham in the squad once more.

Hear Karl Robinson and Jordan Graham previewing the game in iFollow right now.

THE OPPOSITION
Fleetwood boss Joey Barton is banned from the touchline for the game and looking for his team to bounce back after a 3-2 FA Cup exit at the hands of AFC Wimbledon last weekend.

“I’m disappointed we get undone on the counter but I’m really proud of the lads" Barton said. “Most teams go 2-0 and usually they give up especially when there is a bit of frustration in the stadium. We get the chance to put that right on Saturday and I’m really looking forward to it.

“But I must stress we need the fans with us because our stadium is that size that they can make a huge difference.”

TICKETS

This game is not all ticket and prices do not increase on the day.

Seat tickets are no longer online but are on sale by phone (01865 337533) until 3:00pm on Friday. 

Terrace tickets can not be purchased online for this game but are available from the ticket office, as above. 

  Terrace Seat
Adult £20 £22
Over 65 £15 £17
Under 25 £15 £17
Under 16 £5 £6
Under 5 Free Free

Disabled supporters pay relevant age price as above with Carer Free

Wheelchair supporters should contact Fleetwood on 01253 775 080 Option 1.

London Road Travel

Depart Stadium 8:30 am

Kidlington, Sainsburys, 8:45 am

Adult Member £25

Adult Non Member £27

U18 Member £23

U18 Non Member £25

Call 01865 337533 to book.Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult  and no alcohol is permitted on the buses. 

FOLLOW IT LIVE
Hear the whole game live in the UK thanks to our friends at BBC Oxford and see the whole game if you are 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 Fleetwood Town 2 Oxford United 2

U's fight back for Fleetwood point. Full time report

12 January 2019

A second half comeback saw Oxford United fight back from two goals down to claim a point at Fleetwood this afternoon. Trailing to goals from Wes Burns and Paddy Madden at the break, United levelled thanks to strikes from James Henry and Jamie Mackie to leave Highbury with a rare point at an unlucky hunting ground

On a grey, bitterly cold January afternoon on the Fylde peninsula United showed unbelievable character to come back from two goals down on a ground they have never won on.

They were behind after just eight minutes when a simple ball through the centre of the defence allowed former United loanee Burns to run clear and slide a simple finish beyond the stranded Simon Eastwood to make it 1-0.

United responded and Jordan Graham started to make inroads down the right of a three man front line which saw Gavin Whyte in the centre and Marcus Browne on the left in the first half. Whyte had a shot flick wide off a defender’s heel, Graham floated in a string of corners, but home keeper Alex Cairns was untested in the first half  despite United seeing plenty of the ball.

Fleetwood on the other hand have a proven goalscorer and on 26 minutes that was the difference as Madden doubled their advantage. United were on the attack but when the home side stole the ball they broke forward at speed, leaving United outnumbered and back-pedalling. Madden fed the ball to his right and then found acres of space inside the box when the return ball picked him out for a fine finish into the roof of the net to make it 2-0.

Madden has scored more goals in his career than the entire United team added together and provided a cutting edge that United struggled to hone for themselves despite having a lot of the ball and playing some neat enough football before the break. Marcus Browne kept his work rate high but lifted a 35th minute well over the bar, Whyte had two efforts blocked but the most dangerous effort of the first half was a miscued cross from Jamie Hanson that was dipping just under the bar until keeper Cairns tipped it over.

United needed a focal point up front and the arrival of Mackie gave them a little bit of know how. Eight minutes in to the second half and Whyte drove at the home defence before flicking the ball to the right wing where Mackie was lurking. His low cross picked out Henry and a simple finish from six yards meant that United were back in the game at 2-1. 

Eastwood kept his side's hopes alive with two smart saves just before the hour  but then United were level. Sub Sam Long went on a decoy run round Whyte who centred for the alert Mackie to slide in before the hesitant keeper to stab home a priceless equaliser.

With their tails up United chased the win now, Henry playing much futher forward and Graham and Whyte operating as much more conventional wingers outside him and Mackie. The excellent Graham saw a free kick flash in to the side netting on 74, Whyte had a low drive saved by Cairns, Graham continued to torment his defender and in the end United were unfortunate not to convert their second half performance in to a win.

A game of two halves, but plenty of encouragament for the magnificent travelling Yellow Army and plenty of fight and character from a very dtermined United 

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Report by Chris Williams. Pictures by Darrell Fisher, stats by OPTA

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Ticket News

Fleetwood Ticket Details

Ticket details for our game at Fleetwood

9 January 2019

Ticket details for our away game at Fleetwood on Saturday are as follows.

FLEETWOOD TOWN
Saturday 12th January 2019 

This game is not all ticket and prices do not increase on the day.

Seat tickets are no longer online but are on sale by phone (01865 337533) until Friday 11th January 3:00pm. 

Terrace tickets can not be purchased online for this game but are available from the ticket office, as above. 

  Terrace Seat
Adult £20 £22
Over 65 £15 £17
Under 25 £15 £17
Under 16 £5 £6
Under 5 Free Free

Disabled supporters pay relevant age price as above with Carer Free

Wheelchair supporters should contact Fleetwood on 01253 775 080 Option 1.

London Road Travel

Depart Stadium 8:30 am

Kidlington, Sainsburys, 8:45 am

Adult Member £25

Adult Non Member £27

U18 Member £23

U18 Non Member £25

Call 01865 337533 or order online from oufctickets.co.uk

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult  and no alcohol is permitted on the buses. 

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