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20 November 2018 Venue The New Lawn Attendance

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PREVIEW Forest Green Rovers v Oxford United

A full guide to tonight's Emirates FA Cup replay

20 November 2018

Oxford United and Forest Green Rovers meet again tonight as they replay in the Emirates FA Cup. A second round game away at Plymouth awaits the winners.

TEAM NEWS

United welcome back Jamie Mackie after suspension and Gavin Whyte after his international call up at the weekend. Mackie servd a one game suspension after picking up five yellow cards this season but his return, along with Whyte, gives Karl Robinson plenty to ponder up front where Marcus Browne, Sam Smith and Ricky Holmes started in the 1-0 win over Gillingham on Saturday.

Harvey Bradbury, who made his league debut in that game, is ineligible after scoring a hat-trick on loan at Woking in a previous round while the U's will wait on the fitness of left-back Luke Garbutt after a hamstring problem.

See Karl Robinson talking about the game in iFollow right now.

THE OPPOSITION

Forest Green missed the chance to further their play-off hopes when they lost 1-0 at home to Morecambe on Saturday in League 2 to slip to tenth place, but they showed in the first game that they are a very strong side and Manager Mark Cooper can't wait to see his side take on the U's:

“We’re looking forward to it,” he said. “The players should be looking forward to it, it’s a good game for us and it’s a good chance to get through against a good team. We know it’ll be a tough game, but we’re at home and I just want the players to take the bull by the horns and go and really mean it."

TICKETS

This game is not all ticket and tickets are available on the night priced

Adult £12
Over 65 £10
Under 21 £7
Under 16 £5
Under 11 Free with an adult ticket

LONDON ROAD TRAVEL

Departs Stadium 5:00 PM

Adult Member £13

Adult Non Member £15

Under 18 Member £11

Under 18 Non Member £13

Call 01865 337533 to book.

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

FOLLOW IT LIVE

iFollow has the whole game live to hear in the UK and abroad - we can't stream it live to watch due to the rights for this competition but you can hear the whole game with commentary from our friends at BBC Oxford.

@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 Forest Green Rovers 0 Oxford United 3

U's go through in the FA Cup

20 November 2018

Oxford United will play Plymouth Argyle away in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup after a convincing win at Forest Green tonight. A first half goal from James Henry was followed by strikes from Jamie Mackie and a superb Marcus Browne effort to ease the U's through with a 3-0 win at the New Lawn.

There was a first appearance at right back for Jamie Hanson, settling in quickly and looking very assured while adding his combative tackling to a back line that has made a habit of keeping clean sheets over the last six weeks.

There was also a change of role for Henry who moved further forward to join the available again duo of Mackie and Gavin Whyte in a front three and almost inevitably looked dangerous throughout. He almost found the opener when a Whyte cross ran just behind him in the opening minutes, as well as having the first shot on target, a tame effort after 16 minutes as the two sides continued to spar in a similar fashion to the first meeting.

The home side had a couple of half chances half way through the first period with a free kick cleared by Luke Garbutt at the near post at the expense of a corner which Paul Digby thumped at goal but Nelson blocked bravely and the second corner was scrambled away in approved FA Cup fashion before United took the lead through Henry

The first two hours of the tie hadn’t produced a goal but after 125 minutes Cameron Brannagan was the man behind the opener, sending in a low effort from 25 yards that was heading for the bottom right corner until Jim Montgomery- there’s an FA Cup name to write about- got a glove to it. Sadly all he succeeded in doing was pushing it back out into the danger zone and Henry was on hand to pass it into the net and give his side the lead.

Two minutes in to the second half and the U’s were 2-0 up and seemingly destined for a Home Park tie in the second round. The goal was down to the hard work of the impressive Ruffels who chased in to the box, got past his man and crossed low with his right foot for Mackie at the near post and his touch was enough to send the ball spinning beyond Montgomery and in to the far corner of the net to make it 2-0

Comfortable now, United shut up shop and other than a Reid header that went well over the bar the League 2 side didn't really trouble Simon Eastwood who came and caught crosses when required behind the rock-solid back four who have developed into such a formidable unit.

The icing on the cake came with 13 minutes left when Browne powered past his man inside his own half and ran at the retreating FGR back line until he reached shooting range and planted the ball inside the right hand post with Montgomery helpless. 

3-0, clean sheet, cup progress and this United side grow game by game. Plymouth will not be easy but job done tonight and through we go...

Att: 1,614 

Away: 509

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

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Ticket News

Forest Green Replay Details

Ticket details for Tuesday night at the New Lawn

19 November 2018

United are next in action in our Emirates FA Cup First Round Replay at Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday 20th November, kick off 7.45pm.

We have been allocated 100 covered seats, 180 covered terrace and space for 944 fans on the uncovered terrace.

Tickets are available on General Sale in person and by phone (01865 337533), until midday on Monday and then CASH ONLY on the night.

Prices are:

 

West Stand

Seating and Standing

Adult £12
Over 65 £10
Under 21 £7
Under 16 £5
Under 11 Free with an adult ticket

LONDON ROAD TRAVEL

Departs Stadium 5:00 PM

Adult Member £13

Adult Non Member £15

Under 18 Member £11

Under 18 Non Member £13

Visit oufctickets.co.uk or call 01865 337533 to book.

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

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