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PREVIEW Bolton Wanderers v Oxford United

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

28 October 2022

Oxford United travel to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday in Sky Bet League 1 (3pm)

TEAM NEWS

The U's are without Matty Taylor and Billy Bodin who are both suspended for the next two games. Manager Karl Robinson is also subject to a touchline ban after a fourth yellow card of the season. Craig Short, Leon Blackmore-Such and John Mousinho will be in the dug out for the match.

James Henry returns to the squad after injury but the U's will assess one or two knocks picked up in the 1-1 draw at Portsmouth on Tuesday evening including Cameron Brannagan and Marcus Browne.

Sam Baldock, Josh Murphy, Yanic Wildschut and Oisin Smyth are all missing through injury.

THE OPPOSITION

Icelandic striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson scored a late winner against Burton in midweek and then had an interesting comparison when asked about scoring goals:

“It is like the ketchup effect, you try and get everything out of it all at once and it doesn’t happen. If you keep at it, eventually ist comes out of the bottle. Hopefully now we will continue to score. We need goals, everyone knows it, if we are going to be up there. I think it is just important to keep focussed and keep believing.”

“Hopefully now we can keep that run going against Oxford, and to still be at home as well is good because we are always very confident playing here. We are in the top six. There is a long time left but it is a good sign. The most important thing now is to keep consistent and keep going.”

TICKETS

We have been given an initial allocation of 1,000 tickets.

Please note that these will NOT be on sale on the day and fans must buy before they travel.

Tickets are on sale online from oufctickets.co.uk and on the phones (01865 337533) and in person from the Ticket Office until Friday 28th October at 3pm.

Adults £23
Over 65s £18
Under 23s £18
Under 18s £13
Under 12s £8

Wheelchair and Ambulant disabled supporters pay the age relevant price class with a carer FOC.

Car parking facilities are available for away supporters priced at £8.00 per car, £12.00 per minibus and £20.00 per coach. Disabled bays are also available on a first come first served basis.

ANPR cameras operate the new parking at the stadium. To book your place please visit www.park2go.com you can also book by the paybyphone app or by calling 0330 400 7275.

You can also pay via the car park kiosk on arrival.

*Please note all car parks, concourse kiosks, coffee carts and hospitality area are now CARD ONLY payments.

London Road Travel Club
Coaches depart the Kassam Stadium at 9:30am and Kidlington Sainsbury’s at 9:45am

Prices :
Adult members £30.00
Under 18 members £28.00
Adult non members £33.00
Under 18 non members £31.00

Visit oufctickets.co.uk or call 01865 337533 to book a place on the coaches

Discounted LRC membership is available now until 31 October at £5 for supporters who have purchased a 22/23 season ticket. The price after this time and for non-season ticket holders is £10.

Coach tickets are £3 cheaper for LRC members, so the membership soon pays for itself, even for occasional travellers.

For the safety and comfort of supporters, all those travelling are asked to abide by the rules which are:

• Under-14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult to travel on LRC transport.

• No alcohol is permitted on the coaches.

The London Road Club asks all supporters to have respect for their fellow passengers and will not tolerate any misbehaviour

THE OUSP has produced this guide for fans:

Fans Guide Bolton.pdf

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Match Reports

REPORT Bolton Wanderers 1 Oxford United 3

U's beat Bolton. Full time report

29 October 2022

Oxford United made it seven points from three away games with a superb 3-1 win at Bolton this afternoon.

With Karl Robinson confined to the stands after picking up four yellow cards this season, United did a good job of quietening those around him with an excellent first 45 minutes in which they were rarely threatened and deservedly got themselves in front through Djavan Anderson.

They then saw the job through in the second half with goals from defenders Ciaron Brown and Steve Seddon, either side of a Dion Charles goal that briefly raised hopes for the home side.

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The lack of league experience up front - Kyle Joseph the senior forward alongside 17-year-old Gatlin O’Donkor and Anderson on his full league debut - was balanced by the energy that the front three added and after 25 minutes the three combined to give the U’s the lead.

Joseph span and outmuscled a defender, O’Donkor saw his shot blocked, but Anderson joyfully bundled the ball home and the U’s were in front.

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The problem was that the goal woke the home crowd up. Yellow cards started to stack up as challenges and passion grew alongside the volume. Still, Simon Eastwood had little to do on his 200th League start for the club, while opposite number James Trafford made one astonishing one-handed save as Elliott Moore headed goalwards from close range.

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Eastwood then showed exactly why he is in the top three goalie appearance-holders for the club. When finally called into action a minute before the break, he made an incredible save by throwing himself in front of Josh Sheehan to keep the U’s a goal up at half time. A crucial moment in the game and perhaps the whole season...

Knowing that the Trotters would come at them, United were forced into a reshuffle, with Sam Long replaced by Seddon. But the intensity remained and on 53 minutes the lead was doubled. Lewis Bate - my Man of the Match -  and Cameron Brannagan fought to get the team going forward, and Brown thundered through a challenge to find a clear path to goal in front of him. Reaching the edge of the box he let fly left-footed and the ball flew into the bottom left corner for a superb goal.

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The Wanderers fans who had suggested he was a lesser Andy Carroll were busy reassessing their valuation, while the travelling Yellow Army were singing their hearts out. Portsmouth on a Tuesday then Bolton on a Saturday? The fans will always be there and fully deserved this performance.

It could have been three when O'Donkor was bundled over in the area but penalty appeals were waved away, although the youngster's performance was again superb and perhaps deserved that first senior goal - it won't be long.

A word too for Moore and Stuart Findlay, who are now starting to forge a true partnership and were the rock on which this win was built.

There were scary moments, of course there were, especially when with 17 minutes to go, the home side got themselves back into the game when Charles stole through the right hand channel and slotted the ball beyond the helpless Eastwood to make it 1-2 and seemingly ensure a grandstand finish. Dion, the wanderer? He wanders round and round and round and round and round.

The noise and atmosphere went up a notch and now United were in a game. For six whole minutes.

Then Bate swung in a corner and Seddon defied the laws of probability to power past far bigger defenders and smuggle the ball home for his first goal of the season and a 3-1 lead. Game over.

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Bolton huffed and puffed, United continued to give their all, and at the final whistle they celebrated with their fans, who recognised they have started to turn the corner and put results together.

Those seven points I mentioned? All away from home against top-eight clubs and for the last two at big grounds with big crowds.

Now they need to carry that on at home.

See you against Fleetwood on Tuesday night...

Att: 17,281

Away: 558

Report by Chris Williams, pictures Steve Edmunds and Darrell Fisher, stats by OPTA

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Ticket News

Bolton Away Details

Ticket details for our away game at Bolton on Saturday

27 October 2022

Ticket details for our trip to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday are as follows

Sky Bet League One
Bolton Wanderers V Oxford United
Saturday 29th October 2022, 3pm

We have been given an initial allocation of 1,000 tickets.

Please note that these will NOT be on sale on the day and fans must buy before they travel.

Tickets are on sale now online from oufctickets.co.uk and on the phones (01865 337533) and in person from the Ticket Office until Friday 28th October at 3pm.

Adults £23
Over 65s £18
Under 23s £18
Under 18s £13
Under 12s £8

Wheelchair and Ambulant disabled supporters pay the age relevant price class with a carer FOC.

Car parking facilities are available for away supporters priced at £8.00 per car, £12.00 per minibus and £20.00 per coach. Disabled bays are also available on a first come first served basis.

ANPR cameras operate the new parking at the stadium. To book your place please visit www.park2go.com you can also book by the paybyphone app or by calling 0330 400 7275.

You can also pay via the car park kiosk on arrival.

*Please note all car parks, concourse kiosks, coffee carts and hospitality area are now CARD ONLY payments.

London Road Travel Club
Coaches depart the Kassam Stadium at 9:30am and Kidlington Sainsbury’s at 9:45am

Prices :
Adult members £30.00
Under 18 members £28.00
Adult non members £33.00
Under 18 non members £31.00

Visit oufctickets.co.uk or call 01865 337533 to book a place on the coaches

Discounted LRC membership is available now until 31 October at £5 for supporters who have purchased a 22/23 season ticket. The price after this time and for non-season ticket holders is £10.

Coach tickets are £3 cheaper for LRC members, so the membership soon pays for itself, even for occasional travellers.

For the safety and comfort of supporters, all those travelling are asked to abide by the rules which are:

• Under-14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult to travel on LRC transport.

• No alcohol is permitted on the coaches.

The London Road Club asks all supporters to have respect for their fellow passengers and will not tolerate any misbehaviour

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