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Kick off 19:45 (UK)

10 July 2019 Venue ASM Stadium Attendance 841

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Thame United
0 - 2
Oxford United
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PREVIEW Thame United vs Oxford United

Five return for friendly at ASM Stadium

10 July 2019

Oxford United continue their pre-season with a friendly at Thame United this evening (7.45pm).

After kicking off their friendly schedule at Glasgow Rangers on Sunday Karl Robinson’s side have come closer to home this week, winning 5-3 at Oxford City last night and now making the short trip to Thame’s ASM Stadium before playing at Brackley Town on Thursday.

United add five players to the squad from last night. Rob Hall, Jamie Hanson and Mark Sykes come back into the fold and are likely to start as is keeper Simon Eastwood- Jack Stevens given most of last night’s game with Max Harris acting as back up.

There will also be a first game for Tony McMahon who spent the second half of last season at Scunthorpe but has returned to the U’s and is looking to compete for a first team spot once again, while Jamie Mackie may play some part after jarring his back in training last week.

£5 adult
£2 over-65 and aged 12-18
£1 Under 12

Oxford United full pre-season fixture list 
Sunday 7th July Glasgow Rangers a L 5-0
Tuesday 9th  Oxford City a W 5-3
  U18s v Motherwell a D 1-1
Wednesday 10th
Thame United a 7.45pm
Thursday 11th Brackley Town a 7.45pm
Saturday 13th Woking a 3pm
  U18s v WBA a  
Tuesday 16th Eastleigh a 7.30pm
  U18s v North Leigh a  
Saturday 20th QPR H 3pm
  OUFC XI v Gosport Borough a  
Tuesday 23rd Fulham H 7.45pm
  U18s v Oxford City a  
Friday 26th U23 v Kettering Town a  
Saturday 27th Solihull Moors a 3pm
  U18s v Coventry City a  
Tuesday 30th U23s v Banbury United a  

iFollow is unable to bring commentary or video streams on our pre-season games this summer but there will be reaction from the key men after the game, plus you can follow all the action on Twitter at @OUFCOfficial and on this site with a match report right on the final whistle.

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Match Reports

REPORT Thame United 0 Oxford United 2

Whyte and Hall seal another friendly win for the U's

10 July 2019

Goals from Gavin Whyte and Rob Hall sealed a 2-0 win at Thame United this evening as Oxford United's pre-season began to gather pace. A Whyte penalty and a clever goal from the fit again Hall capped another decent display in which almost the whole squad got game time.

United controlled much of the first half but couldn’t find a way to goal. It took until the tenth minute for playmaker Simon Eastwood to spray a magnificent 40-yard pass for Whyte to skip round the outpaced Dave Lynn and test home keeper Craig Hill with a low shot that was arrowing inside the near post. Rob Dickie then went close with a header from the corner and Whyte again tested Hill’s handling on 13 minutes as United began to hit their stride.

Trialist Elliott Frear from Motherwell showed some nice touches on the left despite missing a chance after going round the keeper, while Tariqe Fosu impressed with his close skills once again.

Youngster Kyran Lofthouse has a habit of drifting into dangerous areas and saw an effort deflected wide shortly before the half hour but Thame were stubborn in defence and top scorer Dan West almost put them ahead with a free header on 30 minutes that he uncharacteristically planted over the bar.

However, two minutes after the break the U’s were ahead when Aaron Heap burst forward and was upended on the left edge of the box. Whyte made no mistake from the spot for his second penalty in 24 hours and United then contented themselves for a while with some wayward shooting practice - Lopes, Brannagan, Hall and Napa sending efforts well over the bar after their introduction among a team full of subs on the hour.

Hall - looking sharper with each game - did better with a free kick that rattled the outside of the post and then capped a great cameo with a peach of a goal when he slalomed through the defence, sat the keeper down, and nonchalantly clipped the ball over him and into the far corner. Welcome back Hally.

United kept pressing and kept passing; Napa looked sharp again and Tony McMahon was back in the fold with a trademark free kick which Hill did well to tip round the post.

Another good evening's work in front of an appreciative crowd of over 800. Our thanks to Thame for their excellent hospitality and good luck to Mark West and his team for the coming season.

United move on to Brackley Town on Thursday evening. See you there.

Eastwood (Harris 83), Hanson (McMahon 59), Guthrie (Allardyce 59), Dickie (Mousinho 59), Berkoe (Ruffels 59), McCreadie (Sykes 59), Gorrin (Lopes 59), Lofthouse (Hall 59), Frear (Henry 59), Fosu (Heap 30 (Brannagan 59)) Whyte (Napa 59)

Att: 841

Report by Chris Williams, pictures by Darrell Fisher

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