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29 September 2018 Venue The Cherry Red Records Stadium Attendance

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PREVIEW AFC Wimbledon v Oxford United

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

28 September 2018

Oxford United look for their first away win of the season as they head for AFC Wimbledon


United are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel after a strong of injuries in the early weeks of the season. Samir Carruthers, Jamie Mackie and Simon Eastwood all trained yesterday and will step things up next week but boss Karl Robinson must decide whether to include them in the matchday squad as early as Saturday.

Tony McMahon also returns to contention after a hamstring problem and with Jamie Hanson now back from suspension and Cameron Brannagan available after his head injury there is competition for every place on the park.

John Mousinho was rested on Tuesday night against Manchester City but is expected to take over the captain's armband from Shandon Baptiste

See him talking about the game in the Preview Show in iFollow where we also have the Manager's thoughts on the game. 


United haven't won away, Wimbledon havent won at home. Manager Neal Ardley insists there is no pressure on his team tomorrow though:

“We haven’t won at home yet and we can’t start putting any added pressure on" he said “We already put pressure on ourselves within the camp. We expect more than we’ve given in the last couple of weeks. If we get things right with our performance then it is going to take a lot to beat us, ultimately that is all we can do in the next two or three games regardless of who we’re playing.

“If you’re asking: ‘Do I think we’re a really good team who are underperforming?’ The answer is yeah and it is a lot worse when you’re looking at a team and not quite sure where you are going with it. We are a very good team – we’ve shown that. But over the course of the season we have played well and lost, which is not a good habit to get into. And also in others we have played poorly and been out of games very quickly.

“We need to get a little more know-how and grit to make sure we can turn average and decent performances into wins. We’re not talking about a crisis here. We’re talking about getting some good habits to give us the best chance instead of struggling in those moments."


The game is ALL TICKET.

No tickets will be sold on the day so if you are coming along to support the U's you need to buy a ticket before 3pm on Friday - they can be collected at the stadium until 3pm on Friday or at the Cherry Records Stadium on the day.

With numbers limited to 700 on the terrace and 74 in the seats they are no longer available online but can be purchased by phone (01865 337533) or in person from the ticket office.

Prices are 


Adult £24
Over 65 £15
Student with valid NUS Card £15
Under 18 £10


Adult £17
Over 65 £11
Student with valid NUS Card £11
Under 18 £ 4

All tickets are subject to availability.

London Road Coaches

Depart Stadium 12:00

Adult Member £13
Adult Non Member £15
Under 18 Member £11
Under 18 Non Member £13

Call 01865 337533 to book a place on the coaches. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is allowed on the coaches.

In addition a reminder that our home game against Luton Town on 2nd October has been made ALL TICKET

These are currently available from and 01865 337533


iFollow has the whole game live - hear it if you are in the UK, see it if abroad. You can sign up game by game or for the whole season, and we have full 90 minute reruns of every game. 

@OUFCOfficial will be tweeting throughout the game and the 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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REPORT AFC Wimbledon 2 Oxford United 1

Oxford beaten by the Dons. Full time report

29 September 2018

Oxford United were beaten 2-1 at AFC Wimbledon this afternoon as two first half goals from the home side extended the United's run of away games without a win. A Scott Wagstaff header and a Joe Pigott finish were enough to earn Neal Ardley's side a first home win, despite a spirited second half from United after Cameron Brannagan had given them a lifeline just before the break.

The defeat wasn't through lack of effort. United might have scored inside two minutes when the pace of Gavin Whyte opened things up and Brannagan sent in a fine right-footed effort that was destined for the top corner until home keeper Joe McDonnell got the very tip of his fingers to it. Ricky Holmes then sent an effort from similar range well over the John Green stand after 10 minutes; not really a  fault in our stars, just a bit wayward. So United had created the first couple of chances but Wimbledon had already whizzed a couple of dangerous crosses into the box and it was the home side who took the lead after 20 minutes with a simple goal. Pace down the left from Andy Barcham, an inviting cross and Wagstaff almost unmarked to head past the exposed Mitchell to make it 1-0.

United dug deep and kept trying to work the ball out wide to wingers Gavin Whyte and Ricky Holmes, but they were undone on 33 with another simple goal. A long ball through the middle, a stumble from the unfortunate John Mousinho and Pigott through on goal to plant the ball past Mitchell once more. For a side without an away win all season there was now a sizeable mountain to climb, although Wimbledon had scored with both of their efforts on goal in the first half and United had matched them for possession and determination.

Unwavering in their determination to play their way back into the game, United kept moving the ball neatly against their more direct hosts, and on 43 minutes that paid off as they at least established a solid base camp for the second half. A quick throw from Holmes and a ball inside for Brannagan allowed the midfielder to play a one-two with Henry and then another with Obika to set him free on goal and able to thump a low shot past McDonnell to make it 2-1 at the break and change the tone of the whole game.

United, visibly lifted by that goal, took the game to the home side in the second half and might have been level after 52 when Holmes escaped marker Watson with elementary ease but drilled his shot over the bar after James Henry had danced his way through the home defence. Whyte sent another effort wide and Wimbledon, without a home win this season, dropped deeper and deeper as United kept the ball and probed for openings. Whyte sent another dipping effort over the bar on 66, Jamie Mackie was thrown on to add his experience up front and the Yellows' heat map was certainly in the Wimbledon half without truly getting a clear sight at goal.

They had run themselves in to the ground in chasing the game and there was plenty of urgency: Whyte cramping up and being replaced by Sam Smith for the last ten minutes, Mitchell up in the penalty area for three minutes after going up for one of a string of late corners. But underlying it all was a familiar story: unfortunate slips and errors getting punished at one end and a blunt cutting edge at the other. 

Things will get sharper; key players are close to a return and United are playing some neat stuff without any reward at the moment. They have another chance to get it right when they welcome Luton Town on Tuesday night.

See you there.

Att: 4,068

Away: 618

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

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