Oxford United take on Thame United in the Oxfordshire Senior Cup
United hope that it’s third time lucky as they take on Thame United in the Oxfordshire Senior Cup quarter-final tonight at the ASM Stadium.
The rain has led to two postponements but both clubs are optimistic that tonight’s game will go ahead. The pitch was playable first thing this morning and despite rain this morning the forecast is for a better afternoon and evening so the game should go ahead.
United will use the match to give game time to the likes of Scott Davies, Callum O’Dowda and Ty Marsh who have all been part of the first team this season, while Sam Long and David Lynn have also appeared in the first team. Josh Shama, Aidan Hawtin and Kenzer Lee will all hope to impress after appearing regularly for the development squad, while Josh Ashby plays his first game since signing pro terms.
Jon Henly appears in an Oxford shirt for the first time since extending his loan from Reading.
Chris Allen takes charge of the side, with Mickey Lewis and Andy Melville heading off to watch games in League 2 tonight. Chris can call on several of his exciting under-18 side, including Freddie Grant, Sam Humphreys, Greg Hackett, AJ George, Josh Hill and Jamie Calvin, although top scorer James Roberts misses the game through illness.
Thame boss Mark West is without top scorer Niall Hodgkins - the former Oxford youngster is ruled out with a dislocated elbow - but Matt Willett and Dan West will hope to impress against their former side, while left back Matt Hall is the brother of former United loan striker Rob. Thame may also have a famous face up front - striker Louis Cordice starred in the Harry Potter movies.
The game kicks off at 7.45pm at the ASM Stadium.
Admission is £5 adults, £3 for under 16s and over 65s.
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