Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

12 October 2023 Venue Kayte Lane Attendance

Kick off 19:45 (UK)

Cheltenham Town Ladies
0 - 1
Oxford United Women
Buy a pass:

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now

Lineup will be displayed here shortly before the game

Advertisement block

Match Previews

PREVIEW Women Face The Robinesses

Thursday night action as the U’s travel to Cheltenham Town Ladies

12 October 2023

Oxford United Women travel to Cheltenham Town Ladies for a midweek fixture under the lights tonight, Thursday 12th October.

Kick off is at 7:45PM at Kayte Lane, GL52 3PD. Tickets cost £6 for Adults and £3 for Concessions.

The U’s go into the game off the back of a superb performance and victory over high flyers Ipswich Town Women and will look to build momentum against a Cheltenham side that haven’t lost at home this season.

Cheltenham sit seventh in the division, three points and two places behind Oxford. Last season the U’s lost for the first time in the campaign away at Cheltenham and will be looking to put that disappointing result right tonight.

Interim Managaer Shaun Green will continue to take charge of the side as the club continues it’s search for a full time manager.

Midfielder Taome Oliver told us

“Every team in this league brings a different challenge; it’s such an unpredictable league. It just means that for every game you have to be on top form, you have to expect the unexpected and all you can do is go in with a positive attitude.

“We’ve had a good training week and we’re ready to put our all in and we trust that we'll come out on top if we have the right attitude. It should be a tough one, but a game under the lights, we all enjoy it.

“If we can take that performance from Sunday and embed it into the Cheltenham game, then I'm pretty confident as a group that we could come out on top.

“We all really enjoyed that performance and I think you could tell from the attitude even in the warm up beforehand, everyone was on point for the game and having that boost was exactly what we needed.

“The morale is really good. The message is to keep on the same run, don't get ahead of ourselves, stay humble, work hard and hopefully we'll come out with another three points and keep on climbing up the table."

Advertisement block

Match Reports

Women Narrowly Defeat Cheltenham

Cheltenham Town Ladies 0-1 OUWFC. Match Report

12 October 2023

Oxford United Women earned a hard fought 1-0 victory away at Cheltenham Town Ladies in the driving rain tonight.

United's captain Leah Burridge scored the only goal of the game just before half time in a tight encounter under the lights.

Jess Gray stepped in at right back for the ill Katie Sherwood, and the young defender saw plenty of the ball early on linking up well with Taome Oliver on the right hand side.

Lacy Liggett had the U’s first real chance, glancing Kate Wiseman’s corner just wide of the post in the 12th minute.

Then United clicked into action and created two excellent opportunities within a minute. First Burridge found Zoe Barratt excellently who brought it under control and layed off Wiseman. Her strike was saved low by Aimee Watson, who then saved Barratt’s attempt seconds later at the near post.

Maisy Lollis and Charlie Taylor did well in the middle of the park for the Robinesses to prevent the ever-lively Liggett from creating but as the half came to a close, the U’s bombarded the Cheltenham goal.

It looked like it was going to be one of those days as Burridge’s strike rattled the bar following some silky work from King. The latter’s effort was then saved excellently and from the rebound Burridge’s strike from two yards out was miraculously blocked by Robinesses’ captain Emily Owen on the line.

United deserved the lead and were not going to take no for an answer; right on the stroke of half time skipper Burridge popped up at the back post to emphatically half volley home her second of the season and fire the U’s into the break with the advantage.

chelt 4.png

It was important for Oxford to control the game after the restart in the driving rain in Bishops Cleeve; Cheltenham are an energetic side and the U’s had to show maturity to keep them out. Gray optimised that, having an excellent game on the right side of the defense.

Paris Sercombe, although having to do little challenging with her hands, was excellent with her feet and Kate Wiseman helped to dictate the tempo in the four.

Cheltenham had a good chance with twenty minutes to play as former Yellow Daisy Ackerman’s cross was headed over from close range by former Welsh International Tash Harding.

Jenna Legg replaced Liggett in the 67th minute to add some experience and energy into midfield. King saw an effort from range fly just wide and Legg’s outside-of-the-foot strike was held well by Watson but that was the only real chance the U’s created in the second 45.

Jaime Gotch and Cecily Wellesley-Smith marshalled the defence and the whole squad earned their clean sheet by graft, tenacity and plenty of technical and tactical ability thrown into the mix.

chelt 3.png

Gotch made a superb last ditch block at the death, matched by Shelly Provan who was immense as usual when she got a touch on Emily Allen’s close range effort in the final seconds.

A professional performance to earn back-to-back victories and a hard fought three points as they head into a blank weekend.

LINEUP: Sercombe, Provan, Gotch, Wellesley-Smith, Gray, Wiseman (Trinci 82’), Burridge, Liggett (Legg 67’), King, Barratt, Oliver

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match