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Kick off 14:00 (UK)

08 December 2019 Venue Court Place Farm Attendance

Kick off 14:00 (UK)

Oxford United
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Yeovil Town

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PREVIEW Oxford United Women v Yeovil Town Women

A guide to Sunday's National League game at Court Place Farm

5 December 2019

Oxford United Women are back at Court Place Farm this Sunday (14:00 KO) in a return to league action, when they welcome Yeovil Town Women.

Team News
There are no new injuries for United, with Immy Lancaster still ruled out althoiugh Cat Beaver should return from illness this week.

Manager Liam Gilbert’s view:
“After a positive week of training, the team have got their heads down and worked hard for each other. Things have been really positive, and the team have been enthusiastic throughout the week.”

“We’ve endured some bad fortune in games lately, but this week we have worked on areas we need to improve on, and we’re looking to put on a strong performance against Yeovil.”

“Yeovil have also lost some close games recently, and if they pick themselves back up they will be up for it on Sunday. Like us, they will really be wanting to get a result.”

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults, £2 Concessions and FREE admission for under-16s at at Court Place Farm (OX3 0NQ).

As usual, our Twitter account @OfficialOUWFC is the place to be for in-game updates for all those who cannot make it to the match, as well as providing news and features throughout the week.

The five-game form guide:

Oxford: W: 2D: 0L: 3
United will look to bounce back from last week’s heartbreaking loss to Plymouth, after conceding in the final stages of extra-time to exit the FA Cup with a 4-3 defeat. Nonetheless, they will be looking to capitalise on the commitment and desire shown in that game to replicate some of the more positive results of late, such as the high-scoring wins against Launton and Norwich.

Yeovil: W: 3 D: 0L: 2
A penalty shootout loss to Southampton in their last fixture meant that Yeovil exited the FA Cup, whereas a week before a loss to the same opposition meant that The Glovers were eliminated from the League Cup. Prior to these cup games, Yeovil had been on a four-game winning streak, picking up impressive results such as a 5-0 away victory versus KeynshamTown.

Yeovil’s One to Watch: Sarah Wiltshire
Sarah Wiltshire boasts a fine array of former clubs, such as Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Back in 2007, Wiltshire made her professional debut for Arsenal against Leeds as a 15-year-old. In her first spell at Yeovil in 2014, she scored 10 goals in just 11 league games before moving to Manchester City in January 2015. Upon her release from Spurs this summer she re-joined Yeovil for her third spell and has become their top scorer so far this season.

The Matchday Programme:
Programmes will be available from the turnstiles for just £1, containing an interview with last week’s goalscorer Georgia Timms, thoughts from the Manager Liam Gilbert, and the latest news from Oxford United Women.

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Match Reports

REPORT: Dramatic Comeback Sees Oxford United Women Win Against Yeovil

Women back to winning ways in league

8 December 2019

An excellent second half comeback saw Oxford United Women win 4-3 against Yeovil Town in the National League courtesy of goals from Gemma Sims, Emily Allen, Georgia Timms and Keyleigh Hines at Court Place Farm

United started well and the best move of the first half came on 20 minutes when a neat interchange between Ellie Searle and Allen saw the ball was worked into the path of Daisy McLachlan who forced a corner before United’s bright start was rewarded on 24 when Cheryl Williams' deep cross caused all sorts of problems in the wind, with Sims rising highest in the area to head home the opener.

United continued to press the visitors with a Lauren Haynes header going just wide on the half hour mark the closest they came to a second before Yeovil drew level when Laura Williams' curling strike looped over keeper Sercombe to restore parity. It got worse for the U’s on the stroke of half time when Kelly Aldridge broke free and placed a low strike beyond Sercombe to turn the score on its head.

A quick response was needed in the second half for the U’s but instead Glovers winger Williams drifted in from the right wing  on 58 minutes and again curled an effort beyond Sercombe to make it 3-1 to the visitors.

United responded well and Allen grabbed one back on 68 minutes as she latched onto an excellent delivery from McLachlan to power a header home and give United hope, and their persistence paid off when Ellie Searle’s pace got the better of the defender and she beat the goalkeeper to poke the ball through to the unmarked Timms who had an easy task to roll the ball home unmarked for a deserved equaliser to make it 3-3.

United then completed the comeback moments later as Hines’ powerful header from a corner saw United ahead once again after a terrific performance in the final 20 minutes in yet another excellent game at Court Place Farm.

It was a deserved win for United Women who controlled possession throughout the afternoon against a strong Yeovil Town side.

Next up, Oxford United Women face Plymouth Argyle at Court Place Farm as they look to finish their 2019 home games in style

UNITED: Sercombe, Clifford, Sims (Beaver, 61), Haynes, McLachlan, Hines, Timms, Williams, Searle, Allen, Baker

Unused Subs: Watson, Roberts, Kirby, Moore

Attendance: 60

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