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Youth Team Win Again

25 February 2014

Club News

Youth Team Win Again

25 February 2014

Oxford United under 18s beat Newport

United’s under 18 side got straight back to winning ways with a convincing 4-1 win over Newport on Saturday.

Chris Allen’s youngsters have not played since the turn of the year due to the weather but showed little sign of the lay-off with a well deserved win over the Exiles. The goals came from left-back Freddie Grant, a Josh Ashby penalty and two from top scorer James Roberts, taking him to 20 for the season.

Chris Allen told us:

“The last game was the FA Youth Cup game against Cardiff after which we had the Christmas break and then we had a couple of games called off so you are always worried that the lads might be a bit rusty. We have had friendlies just to keep ticking over but this was the first competitive match and I was delighted with the way we played.

“We might have been more clinical perhaps. I know that sounds strange after a 4-1 win but we did create a lot of good opportunities and should have scored more goals. But you take a 4-1 win every time. 

“One of the positives was the return in goal of Josh Hill who has been out all season with a wrist injury. He did well and can be pleased but all of them can look back on this as a job well done. A good team performance and a very positive way to start the league fixtures again.”

Hill, Welch-Hayes, Cundy, McCormack, Grant, Hackett, George, Ashby, Humphries, Calvin, Roberts

Meanwhile United’s Development Squad’s game at home against Leyton Orient, scheduled for this afternoon, has been postponed due to a water-logged pitch.

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