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30 November 2012

We look forward to tomorrow's FA Cup game at The Crown Ground


We look ahead to tomorrow's FA Cup with Budweiser second round tie at Accrington Stanley.

Team News

United hope to have full-backs Damian Batt and Liam Davis back in the squad for tomorrow's game at Accrington.

Batt hasn't played since suffering a groin strain against Gillingham almost two months ago,  while Davis has been rested with a tight hamstring received against Torquay three weeks ago.

Aside from long-term injury victims Michael Duberry, Tom Craddock and Deane Smalley Oxford should have a full squad available.

See a full preview show in Yellow Player, along with the thoughts of Chris Wilder

The Opposition

Accrington manager Leam Richardson remains unconcerned about Stanley's home form despite their 2-1 defeat by Rotherham on Tuesday.  "It doesn't worry me," he said. Apart from Tuesday night, I think we've applied ourselves very well and just been unlucky with our results." 

He continued: "You must put pressure on yourself to win your home games and get results away from home. if you put those two together, you'll be consistent and you'll get to where you want to be." 

Accrington defender Dean Winnard said of tomorrow's game:  “Saturday is a massive game for the players, the fans and the club. Everyone knows we’re not the richest of clubs and what it would do for us if we could get in the hat for the next round.

“Oxford embarrassed us last time so hopefully we can try to do the same to them and get our own back. We turned up that day and we were rubbish and they put five past us.

“But hopefully we will flip that on the head.” 

Midfielder Rob Atkinson has been recalled from his loan spell by Fleetwood Town.

Other Information

The FA Cup third round draw takes place live on ITV1 at 2.40pm. The winner of tomorrow's tie (or both teams if the game is drawn) will be ball number 58.

Should the game end all-square the replay will take place at the Kassam Stadium on Wednesday 12th December, kick-off 7.45pm.

Ticket News


This game is PAY ON THE DAY and Oxford United fans can either use the open terrace behind the goal or the covered seating on the side. 

Admission Prices

Adult                 £15.00

Over 65             £10.00

Student              £5.00

Under 17            £5.00

Under 12            £2.00

Students will need to show ID when entering the ground to pay the reduced price.

Wheelchair and ambulant disabled supporters with medium to high disability need to go to the Accrington Stanley ticket office prior to the game to purchase their tickets. Prices as above (inc. PA). 


The Crown Ground, Livingstone Road, Accrington BB5 5BX

Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678. Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680.  Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right.  Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road.

Travel details supplied by 


Departure Times:  Stadium 8.45am, Ice Rink 9.00am

Fares: Adult Member £19.00, Adult Non-Member £21.00

            Junior Member £17.00, Junior Non-Member £19.00



Tickets are now on general sale for the forthcoming games:

Aldershot Town, Saturday December 8th 2012, kick-off 3.00pm

Fleetwood Town, Saturday December 22nd 2012, kick-off 3.00pm 

Cheltenham Town, Tuesday January 1st 2013, kick-off 3.00pm


 or call in person at the ticket office.01865 337533 telephone book your tickets please visit 


The Odds 


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United are currently 6/4 to win, with the draw 5/2 and Barnet 11/5.


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Odds correct at time of writing



If you can't be there then try out Yellow Player, where we have commentary of the whole game live, plus video interviews with all the key men and match highlights for you to see. 

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This Site is the perfect place to follow all the action. The official website will have:

- Full team news

- Read a full match report the very second the final whistle blows

- See a full gallery of all the key moments

- See the manager and key players give their reactions in Yellow Player


- SMS subscribers get all the action straight to their mobiles.


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 201112 Barnet preview

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