Oxford United’s under 18s are in action again on Saturday when they travel to Portsmouth looking to make amends after defeat at home to Swindon last weekend.
Having won their Division of the EFL Youth Alliance the U’s are now playing a series of games against relatively local sides in the second part of the season, rather than the usual Merit League.
With the second year scholars such as Sam Johnson, Jack Gardner, Callum Crook, Tyler Goodrham and Kie Plumley stepping up to play for the under 21s and keeper Eddie Brearey in the First Team bubble the Under 18s are effectively an ‘under 17’ side but have been impressive against more experienced sides so far.
Midfielder George Franklin captained the side last week having moved up from the younger age group while Ibby Sankoh, Enrique Tiamuna and Gatlin O’Donkor have also made the step up this season.
We’ll have a report and reaction for you right here after the game.