Players and management thank the Oxford United fans for a great night in the Capital One Cup
On a memorable night at Griffin Park it was the Oxford United fans who drew the greatest amount of praise as the U’s beat Brentford 4-0 in the Capital One Cup.
The Yellow Army were in full voice from first whistle to last and celebrated another great night in the League Cup for the club, 30 years on from their Wembley win in the same competition.
“They were amazing,” said Kemar Roofe, whose stunning goal from 40 yards capped a superb team performance. “They really lifted us and when I scored I ran just about the length of the pitch because there are some moments you just want to share with fans like that.”
Johnny Mullins, scorer of the fourth goal, also paid tribute to the supporters:
“It was a great night for everyone but especially with the support we had. They travel all over the country and are always brilliant but I thought they did themselves and the club proud. It’s a great feeling to come over at the end of a night like that and be part of the celebrations with them.”
Chairman Darryl Eales, who joined fans in the Griffin pub next door to the ground after the game, said:
“We had to walk past the pub both on the way to and on the way back from the ground – honest! Both before and after, the pub was absolutely buzzing and the fans, as ever, were immense. The atmosphere at home on Saturday was superb and last night the fans were truly amazing. I love “The Milk Cup’s Coming Home!” Overall it was one of those special nights – just brilliant!”
Chief Executive Mark Ashton was also quick to praise the fans:
“Unbelievable,” he said. “This club has such a proud history in the competition and there have been some great nights, home and away. We go into the draw on Thursday hoping for another big game and one that rewards the fans for their backing and support last night.”
Head Coach Michael Appleton added:
“Even in the warm up they were making a tremendous noise and the way they got behind us from the very start played a part in the way we played in those first 12 minutes. The whole end seemed to be bouncing from start to finish and there were terrific scenes after the final whistle. We have another big game coming up on Saturday at Luton and I’m sure they will be with us in numbers once again and give us fantastic support.”
Our Match Gallery features plenty of pictures of the fans last night - scroll through the images above.