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Kick off 13:00 (UK)

26 March 2023 Venue Attendance

Kick off 13:00 (UK)

Oxford United
2 - 0
Plymouth Argyle
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PREVIEW Women Host Argyle

Oxford United Women face Plymouth Argyle Women this Sunday in the Southern Premier Division

24 March 2023

Oxford United Women host Plymouth Argyle Women this Sunday, the 26th of March, in the FAWNL Southern Premier Division.

Kick-off is at the slightly earlier time of 1PM at Court Place Farm for the U’s' penultimate home game of the season.

Tickets are priced at £6 for adults, £3 for over 60s and FREE for U16s and can be purchased on the gate.

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The visitors currently sit one point off the relegation zone, with a game in hand on 11th placed Bridgwater United. A win would send the U’s top if Ipswich Town don’t beat Gillingham on Sunday.

The U’s have played Plymouth twice already this season, once in the League and once in the Cup, winning 2-0 and 3-0 respectively.

For periods of the games though, Plymouth caused United problems, and Lily Stevens knows they’ll have to work hard to claim another important three points in the race for promotion.

“It’s always a tough game when we play them, but we know what they’re about. They bring a different challenge and it’s something we have to adapt and deal with.

“We were frustrated not to play last Sunday because we felt like we had good momentum from midweek and we were looking forward to it, but these things happen. We have the same mentality and went and trained instead and all worked hard.

“I feel like everyone’s hit a new level; there are threats all over the pitch and I think we’re really strong going forward at the minute. Everyone’s really focused and we all know what we’re capable of achieving.

Join the U’s at Court Place Farm for the second last time this season as they look to return to the top of the table.

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Match Reports

REPORT Women Win 5th On The Bounce

Oxford United Women beat Plymouth Argyle Women 2-0 at Court Place Farm

26 March 2023

Oxford United Women made it five wins in a row in the Southern Premier Division, beating Plymouth Argyle Women 2-0 at Court Place Farm this afternoon.

Tash Stephens and Amy Goddard put the U's two goals ahead at the break, both heading home Naomi Cole deliveries.

Although United saw a lot of the ball in the opening fifteen, they weren’t at the level of their recent high standards and didn’t fashion many opportunities.

Rose Kite was forced to work hard from the start, when Charlotte Whitmore got in behind and the United keeper had to come out to sweep the ball away. A bit of a wake up call for United and a reminder that Argyle’s wingers are fast and direct.

The U’s best early chance came in the 14th minute, when Stephens arrived unmarked at the back post from Cole’s corner but headed her effort wide as she stooped to make contact.

Five minutes later and another Cole delivery found a Yellow shirt at the back post, this time skipper Riva Casley rattling the cross bar from her side footed volley.

Plymouth were frustrating Oxford, but Carly Johns stood strong and won multiple free kicks as the visiting defence nibbled at her heels. She had her first chance of the game, late for her standards, in the 32nd minute, when Stephens found her feet in the box. The striker turned and shot but Plymouth got a vital block in.

It just wasn’t sticking in the same way for United as it had done in recent weeks, but as it has done all season, Cole’s crossing ability came in handy.


First, her deep corner was met by Stephens unmarked at the back stick again, and she headed home from a yard out to give United the lead with ten minutes of the half to play.

That goal really helped United’s confidence, and dampened Plymouth’s. Daisy McLachlan curled a left footed effort onto the top of the net and right on the stroke of half time they found a second, again via a Cole set piece.

This time Goddard towered above the rest and thumped Cole’s delivery, this time sent into the box with her left foot, past Jasmine Read to give the U’s some breathing room at the break.

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Plymouth didn't learn from their mistakes, and persisted to foul United players in dangerous positions, setting up Cole with more opportunities to weild her right (or left) boot. In the 56th minute, she curled one just wide of the left post with Read sprawling across te goal.

Just after the hour mark, United made a sqitch, with goalscorer Stephens being replaced by Lacy Liggett. She almost had an instant impact, latching on to an immaculate switch of play from McLachlan and striking first time on to the foot of the post.

Taome Oliver, Jenna Legg and Johns then made way for Leah Burridge, Iesha Swaby and Jaime Gotch, and the game settled down.

United knocked the ball round well, Liggett clipped the cross bar, McLachlan had a curling effort tipped round the post by Read, and in the end they comfortably saw out the victory and their first clean sheet since January.

Five wins in a row, with five games to go. A huge game on the horizon, as United travel to Ipswich next weekend in a first versus second clash.


LINEUP: Kite, Provan, Goddard, Casley, Stevens, Cole, Legg (Swaby 77), Oliver (Burridge 66), McLachlan, Johns (Gotch 85), Stephens (Liggett 61)

Report by Billy Lawrence, pictures Darrell Fisher

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