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Match Previews

PREVIEW Fleetwood Town v Oxford United

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

6 September 2019

Oxford United head for Fleetwood Town on Saturday

TEAM NEWS
United are without Ben Woodburn and Mark Sykes who are away with Wales and Northern Ireland but a win over Norwich City Under 21s in Tuesday night's Leasing.com Trophy game has given Karl Robinson food for thought with a number of players pushing their case for a place in the league XI.

Woodburn's absence means someone else needs to play in the number 10 role, with Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fosu as possibilities, or that the U's have to change shape from their usual 4-2-3-1 formation.

Simon Eastwood, Chris Cadden, Josh Ruffels, Elliott Moore, Alex Gorrin, James Henry, Jamie Mackie and Cameron Brannagan are all likely to return to the starting line up.

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now, plus Chris Cadden and Kyran Lofthouse in the Preview Show...

THE OPPOSITION

Former U's loanee Wes Burns is a doubt after being stretchered off in Tuesday's Trophy game at Accrington Stanley

Harrison Biggins was sent off in that game but is available for tomorrow’s Highbury encounter as his suspension does not carry over into the league campaign. Centre-half Harry Souttar is away on international duty with Australia, while midfielder Jack Sowerby and forward Conor McAleny are still injury doubts.

Coach Clint Hill knows that his side face a tough test

“Karl has done well. He had a difficult start last year but a really good finish. He has recruited well. They are a good football team and cause you problems with the ball.

“It will be a tough game for us, like any in our league, but we are at home and have been in decent form.After a difficult evening the other night (when Accrington won an ill-tempered game 2-1), the lads want to get back on the pitch and get back at it.

“If we turn up and do everything right, hopefully we will get a result.”

TICKETS

This game is not all ticket but tickets can be bought in advance by phone and in person and you can collect from the OUFC Ticket Office before 3:00pm on Friday 6th September or they will be sent to Fleetwood for collection from 2:00pm on the day of the game.

There is also pay on the day cash or card, no price increase

TERRACE

Adult £22
Over 65 £17
Under 25 £17
Under 16 £7
Under 5 Free with a paying adult

Seats

Adult £24
Over 65 £19
Under 25 £19
Under 16 £8
Under 5 Free with a paying adult

Seats

Ambulant supporters pay age related price as above with PA free. Wheelchair supporters need to contact Fleetwood. steve.beane@fleetwoodtownfc.com

LONDON ROAD TRAVEL

Depart Stadium 8:30 am

Kidlington 8:45 am

FOLLOW IT LIVE
You can hear the whole game live in the UK and see it abroad in iFollow - sign up now for a brand new season. OUFCOfficial will be tweeting throughout the game, you can follow it in Match Live right here on the website and the official report goes live with a full gallery here on the final whistle.  

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 Playlistis available right now 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 north on Saturday.

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Match Reports

REPORT Fleetwood Town 2 Oxford United 1

United's Highbury hoodoo continues. Full time report

7 September 2019

Oxford United's search for a first win over Fleetwood Town will stretch to at least ten games after the ninth encounter ended with a 2-1 win for the home side this afternoon. Goals from Paddy Madden and Peter Clarke gave Joey Barton's side all three points at Highbury, despite Elliott Moore putting his side level before the break.

There wasn't much to didvide the teams in an even 90 minutes and other than an early sighter for Simon Eastwood there was little danger as the two sides settled into their work in the first half.

Shandon Baptiste, given licence to drift in from his nominal left-wing role, was a foot away from an Anthony Forde cross after seven minutes but United didn’t hit their stride in the opening exchanges and there was a certain inevitability to the home side taking the lead in the 15th minute.

Madden is a proven scorer but will not have scored many simpler ones than his finish into an empty net after the impressive Jordan Rossiter had crashed a shot against the right-hand post from the edge of the box, the ball running perfectly for Madden with Eastwood scrambling in vain to get to his feet. There had been impedence, if not an outright foul, on Baptiste in the build-up but no foul given and United were a goal down.

Fleetwood continued to create half-chances, with Wes Burns a danger and two or three efforts going wide of the mark without troubling Eastwood further, but United hung in there and grew into the game and duly earned their reward after 33 minutes, when Moore headed then back on level terms.

In truth, Fleetwood could have closed Anthony Forde down a lot quicker but instead gave him all the time and space he needed to deliver a perfect cross, which Moore met six-yards out to head past Matt Gilks and put his side level at the break.

Deservedly level after a half of two halves, United had to withstand early pressure after the break when Kyle Dempsey's runs from deep created a couple of shooting opportunites which Eastwood dealt with in typically unflappable fashion, but the space for Forde and Cadden down the right was allowing United to deliver a string of inviting crosses as they did all they could to lead at Highbury (either version) or the first ever time.

Ruffels with a back post header and Henry with a 30-yard piledriver went close, but with 11 minutes left the Cod Army netted the winner when Lewis Coyle found space to deliver from the right and Peter Clarke rose highest to head powerfully past Eastwood to make it 2-1 and win the game.

No shortage of effort once again, but effort has to start translating into points pretty soon. United applied late pressure but Fleetwood saw them off and so once again the U's return from the Fylde peninsula empty handed.

Att: TBA

Away: TBA

Report by Chris Williams, pictures by Darrell Fisher

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Ticket News

Fleetwood Ticket News

Ticket details for Saturday's game

4 September 2019

Although tickets are available on the day you can also book in advance for Saturday's game at Fleetwood Town

These are on sale by phone and in person and although the tickets can’t be posted out  you can collect from the OUFC Ticket Office before 3:00pm on Friday 6th September or they will be sent to Fleetwood for collection from 2:00pm on the day of the game.

There is also pay on the day cash or card, no price increase

TERRACE

Adult £22
Over 65 £17
Under 25 £17
Under 16 £7
Under 5 Free with a paying adult

Seats

Adult £24
Over 65 £19
Under 25 £19
Under 16 £8
Under 5 Free with a paying adult

Seats

Ambulant supporters PAY age related price as above with PA free. Wheelchair supporters need to contact Fleetwood. steve.beane@fleetwoodtownfc.com

LONDON ROAD TRAVEL

Depart Stadium 8:30 am

Kidlington 8:45 am

ADULT MEMBER £26

UNDER 18 MEMBER £24

ADULT NON MEMBER £28

UNDER 18 NON MEMBER £26

Call 01865 337533 or visit oufctickets.co.uk to book

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