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3-0
16 July 2019 Venue Ten Acres Attendance

Kick off 19:30 (UK)

Eastleigh
3 - 0
2nd Half
Oxford United

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4-4-2
  • 1
    Max Stryjek
    GK
  • 2
    Joe Partington
    GK
  • 3
    Michael Green
    GK
  • 15
    Alex Wynter
    GK
  • 6
    Andrew Boyce
    GK
  • 5
    Reda Johnson
    GK
  • 8
    Jack Payne
    GK
  • 17
    Cavaghn Miley
    GK
  • 7
    Jack McKnight
    GK
  • 9
    Scott Rendell
    GK
  • 18
    Ben Williamson
    GK

Substitutes

  • 4
    Rob Atkinson
    SUB
  • 10
    Trialist
    SUB
  • 11
    Sam Smart
    SUB
  • 14
    Tom Bearwish
    SUB
  • 12
    Callum Baughan
    SUB
  • 13
    Ross Flitney
    SUB
  • 20
    Lewis Waterfield
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Ben Strevens

4-2-3-1
  • 13
    Jack Stevens
    GK
  • 29
    Tony McMahon
    DF
  • 36
    Sam Allardyce
    DF
  • 46
    Nico Jones
    DF
  • 33
    Kevin Berkoe
    DF
  • 20
    Jamie Hanson
    MF
  • 34
    Aaron Heap
    MF
  • 18
    Mark Sykes
    MF
  • 37
    Kyran Lofthouse
    FW
  • 39
    Owen james
    FW
  • 47
    Fabio Lopes
    FW

Substitutes

  • 31
    Max Harris
    SUB
  • 32
    Yoav Sade
    SUB
  • 36
    Aaron McCreadie
    SUB
  • 38
    Ryan Crooks
    SUB
  • 44
    Jack Stevens
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Karl Robinson

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Match Previews

PREVIEW Eastleigh v Oxford United

Young U's in action tonight

16 July 2019

Oxford United travel to Eastleigh tonight looking to give their young players a chance to shine in their sixth pre-season friendly of the summer (7.30pm).

Mark Sykes, Jamie Hanson and Tony McMahon add a little experience to a young squad who have all been involved in matches so far but now get a chance to impress over 90 minutes.

First year pros Kyran Lofthouse, Aaron McCreadie and Ryan Crooks are included as are new faces Sam Allardyce, Yoav Sade and Kevin Berkoe. Nico Jones and Fabio Lopes have both been involved with the first team all summer and travel with the senior squad rather than the under 18s who are in action at North Leigh tonight.

United (from)
Jack Stevens, Max Harris, Yuav Sade, Nico Jones, Sam Allardyce, Kevin Berkoe, Jamie Hanson, Mark Sykes, Aaron Heap, Owen James, Aaron McCreadie, Ryan Crooks, Fabio Lopes, Kyran Lofthouse, Tony McMahon, Jack Stevens

Tickets
Tickets can be purchased from the club shop at Eastleigh priced at £10 for adults, £5 for over 60s and Students with valid ID, £3 for Under 18s and under 7s free of charge (but will still need a ticket to gain entry to the ground).  

The match will not be segregated with both West and North Stands open and seats are unreserved on a first come first served basis.

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 W 2-0
Thursday 11th Brackley Town a W 2-1
Saturday 13th Woking a D1-1
Tuesday 16th Eastleigh a 7.30pm
  U18s v North Leigh a 7.45pm
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  
 
Coverage

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 Eastleigh 3 Oxford United 0

Young U's shot down by Spitfires

16 July 2019

Oxford United's young guns found Eastleigh just too strong tonight as the Spitfires triumphed 3-0 in a pre-season friendly. Two goals from Ben Williamson and a header from Andrew Boyce gave the home side a comfortable victory as the sides warmed up for the season ahead.

A young and inexperienced United line up - average age under 19 - was perhaps caught a little naively when going two goals down inside 16 minutes and never truly recovered from that setback.

In just the 13th minute right-back Joe Partington found space down the right and crossed a low ball into the six yard box for Williamson to apply a simple finish beyond Jack Stevens. Three minutes later the ball was again worked in to the box from a similar area and Williamson once again applied the finishing touch with a neat turn at the near post.

Given that Eastleigh were in the National League play-offs last season it was perhaps no surprise to see them playing the more coherent football against a United side who had never played as a unit before, but youthful enthusiasm was drawing a blank against their more experienced hosts despite shouts for a late penalty in the first half when Aaron Heap appeared to be brought down.

Even so, it took a good save from Jack Stevens to keep it at just 2-0 at the interval and United had lacked a cutting edge despite some neat approach play.

Ten minutes into the second half they were 3-0 down when Boyce powered home a header from a corner and all United had left to play for was pride. Left-back Kevin Berkoe lifted hopes with a well-struck shot that was tipped over and the excellent Lopes forced Stryjek into the save of the night with a low blast after 75 minutes. Indeed an entertaining game went very end to end as tiredness crept in and it took a superb save from Stevens to keep a fierce Sam Smart effort out with ten minutes to go.

Whether losing 5-0 at Rangers or winning three games in a row in midweek, results are irrelevant at this stage, but for many of the youngsters this will feel like a missed opportunity to force their way into the first team plans.

A learning curve against a good Eastleigh side who will be in the National League mix once again.

The U's now move on to QPR at home on Saturday.

Att: TBC

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

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