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15 August 2021 Venue Court Place Farm Attendance

Kick off 14:00 (UK)

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PREVIEW Oxford United Women v Gillingham Women

Women get set for first game of the National League season

12 August 2021

Oxford United Women begin their Women’s National League campaign this Sunday (2pm KO) when they welcome Gillingham to Court Place Farm.

The two sides also met on the opening day of last season with the U’s running out 1-0 winners thanks to a Carly Johns goal.


Looking ahead to the season opener United boss Liam Gilbert said: “We want to push ourselves as high up as we can.

“It’s the trend we have set and it’s something I expect us to carry on.

“I have been really happy. We have brought in quite a few new players and they’ve bought into what we want to do.”

With seven new signings adding to an already strong squad Gilbert admits he has good selection problems ahead of Sunday.

“I haven’t got a clue who I am going to start at the weekend, lucky me, lucky us.”

The Gillingham game is included in the season ticket which can be bought online right now HERE

Season tickets can also be bought on the gate on Sunday.

Adults £40
Concessions (17-21 students, over 60s, NHS employees) £20
A season ticket guarantees your place for all 13 home games: that’s just £3.08 per game.

Match tickets will be available in person at Court Place Farm priced £5 adults, £2 concessions while an Oxford United Men's Season Ticket means you can see the game for just £1

Supporters can also follow our social media channels to keep up to date with all the news on matchday - including pre-match team news, in-game updates and post-match interviews. You can find our Twitter and Instagram handles @OfficialOUWFC, as well as Facebook @OxfordUnitedWomen.

United’s pre-season started with a 3-0 win over Birmingham under 21s thanks to two goals from Carly Johns and one from new signing Beth Lumsden. They then beat Charlton 1-0 with a goal from another fresh face, Sarah King. The U’s ensured they go into Sunday’s game in fine form following a 3-2 win over Arsenal u21s last weekend with Lumsden netting a hat trick.

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Match Reports

Women Start Season With a Win

Oxford United Women 2 Gilingham Women 0. Full time report

15 August 2021

Oxford United Women kicked off their new season in the National League with an excellent 2-0 win against Gillingham this afternoon

A Sarah King goal in the first half and a header from defender Riva Casley after the break were enough to get the new-look U’s off to a flying start at Court Place Farm.

United settled fastest and had the first chance after 20 minutes when Emily Wallace drilled a cross in but it was just out of the reach of the dangerous King, arriving in the box.

King then opened the scoring 10 minutes before the break when Hannah Mackenzie stepped forward and lofted a ball behind the Gillingham defence and King ran on and delicately lifted the ball over the keeper.


United could have doubled their lead in added time following a huge scramble in the Gillingham penalty area at a corner but nobody in yellow could force the ball in.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first. Lily Stevens went close from a Wallace cut back as United looked to make the game safe but it wasn’t until seven minutes from time that they got their second goal when Casley headed home from a Lauren Haynes corner.

A very solid start to the league campaign for United

United: Kite, Alexander, Casley, MacKenzie (Williams 86), Wallace (Grove 69), Sims, Haynes, Hines, King, McLachlan (Lumsden 46), Stevens (Baker 74).

Sub not used: Beaver

Report by Jack Sale, pictures Darrell Fisher



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