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PREVIEW AFC Wimbledon v Oxford United

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

28 December 2019

Oxford United head for AFC Wimbledon on Sunday in Sky Bet League 1

TEAM NEWS
United look likely to make changes after the two back to back home wins against Wycombe and Lincoln.

With one or two players struggling with slight injuries and illness Karl Robinson told iFollow that the plan was always to mix things up a little and Jamie Mackie, Elliott Moore, Sam Long, Rob Hall and Dan Agyei could all feature during the busiest period of the season- the U's  also travel to Doncaster on New Year's Day.

Simon Eastwood, Anthony Forde, George Thorne, Ben Woodburn and Malachi Napa are still unavailable through injury but youngsters Fabio Lopes and Nico Jones are both in the travelling squad.

THE OPPOSITION
Dons boss Glyn Hodges saw his side claim their second away win of the season last time out at Bristol Rovers and the Dons are in good form as they prepare to face the U's.

“It’s fantastic to get the victory and we had to come from behind again to do it" Hodges said. "Someone told me they were second in the league at half-time, so they are promotion hopefuls, but we upset the applecart and I thought we deserved the three points. We have two home games coming up and we have to try and buck the trend of falling behind.
 
“It’s been a good December and I’m pleased with it, and now we have two home games coming up. We seem to be improving all of the time. If the players can take confidence and really buy into what we are trying to do, which they are doing, this can be another step forward with the way we want to do things. The holiday period is a great spell for football and if we can perform like that in the next two home games then there may be more points to be had.”
 
TICKETS
The last available tickets were sold before kick off against Lincoln on Boxing Day and fans without tickets should not travel.
 
Don't miss out though: the whole game will be available on iFollow.
 
London Road Club Travel
Departs Stadium 12:00
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches

THE PLAYLIST
Want to get in the mood for the game? Then search for Oxford United Official on Spotify where we bring you a new playlist for every away journey, plus the dressing room playlist. The Playlist is available on Sunday morning and is always flexible: let us know on Twitter if you have any more to add to help get the Yellow Army in the mood as we head for Wimbledon.

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Match Reports

REPORT Wimbledon 1 Oxford United 2

U's end 2019 on a high. Full time report

29 December 2019

Oxford United's year to remember ended with another win today as Mark Sykes' goal earned them all three points at AFC Wimbledon. Leading through a first half own goal, United were pegged back by a Joe Pigott goal before Sykes decided an entertaining encounter with the match winner.

As promised, Karl Robinson made changes despite back-to-back wins: Sykes, Sam Long, Elliott Moore, Jamie Mackie and Rob Hall all came into the side and settled quickly into the usual fast-moving, passing style which has been the U’s usual style in the first half of the season.
 
To make that work they rely on the excellent Alex Gorrin, who showed that perfectly by having the first shot of the match at one end and then making a goal-saving tackle at the other within 30 seconds of a breathless opening ten minutes.
 
Wimbledon are always dangerous from set pieces and Pigott did get the ball into the net but from an offside position after a 16th minute free kick, before United started to raise their game and, after a string of corners, it was no surprise to see them take the lead in the 26th minute when Sykes and Long combined down the right and Long’s terrific cross was poked horribly past Trott by McLoughlin at the back post under minimal pressure.
 
United then took control, with Hall and Mackie going close and Wimbledon limited to one long-range effort from Marcus Forss that wasn’t Fors-full enough to test Jordan Archer, but it did raise the home side for a late surge at the end of the first half, with Archer making one outstanding save from Terell Thomas to preserve the one-goal advantage at the break.
 
It didn’t last long though. A minute into the second half and Pigott was in a similar place when a similar ball came in and his header gave Archer no chance and pulled the home side level.
 
Pegged back at a difficult away ground. Would United have the character to recover? Do you need to ask?
 
All that the equaliser did was set the game up perfectly and both sides went for a win rather than settle for a draw.
 
Both Hall and Ruffels went close with long-range efforts - the second tipped over spectacularly by Trott - before Sykes capped a fine performance with another excellent team goal. I am learning to watch United goals back after the event to work out how they create gaps, but the final pass definitely came from Baptiste, who slid a wonderfully weighted pass behind the Wimbledon back line for Sykes to gallop towards Trott and slip the ball calmly home.
 
The Northern Irish midfielder almost scored again with a rising effort that Trott tipped over and with the non-stop running of Ruffels carving holes down the left, United were once again in the ascendancy. Baptiste would have scored another wonder goal had Trott not saved his 78th-minute drive after a flowing move, the inspirational Dickie was off target with an 80th-minute header and United were full value for the win, despite the game going end to end and Wimbledon pressing them all the way.
 
Three wins in a row, another sold-out away end and all is well. United started the decade with a home defeat to Tamworth. They end it with fans wondering if the Championship might beckon for a side up to second. I've been at both games and I know which I prefer.
 
Happy New Year. See you at Doncaster.
 
Att:4,763
Away:776
 
Report by Chris Williams, pictures Steve Daniels and Darrell Fisher, stats by OPTA

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Ticket News

Wimbledon Away Details

Ticket and Travel Details for 29th December

23 December 2019

Our game at AFC Wimbledon on Sunday 29th December is ALL TICKET and details are as follows

AFC Wimbledon
Sunday 29th December
Cherry Red Records Stadium
3pm
 
No tickets are available for posting for this game but they can be collected from the Oxford United Ticket Office any time before 3pm on Boxing Day, when we play Lincoln City at home.
 
These are on general sale at www.oufctickets.co.uk and  over the phone (01865 337533
9:30am
 
Collections can be made from the OUFC Ticket until 3pm on Boxing Day. Any uncollected tickets will be sent to AFC Wimbledon for collection at the Complimentary window next to the players entrance from 2pm
 
Our allocation is 74 Seated Tickets in the John Green Stand and 700 Terrace places on the RyGas Terrace
 
Seat Prices
Adult £24
Over 65 £15
Student (with valid NUS card) £15
Under 18 £10
 
Terrace Tickets
Adult £17
Over 65 £11
Student (with valid NUS card) £11
Under 18 £4
 
Two Wheelchair Tickets are available with Ambulant & Wheelchair users paying the relevant age related price with a free PA.
 
London Road Club Travel
Departs Stadium 12:00
 
Adult Member £14
Adult Non Member £16
Under 18 Member £12
Under 18 Non Member £14
 
Call 01865 337533 or visit oufctickets.co.uk to book
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches

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