It’s a huge week for the U’s with four different competitions to play for.
Thursday night sees two big games.
The Women welcome Man City to Court Place Farm in the Continental Cup. Andy Cook’s in-form team take on a City side packed full with internationals in a game that the Manager calls ‘David and Goliath’.
On the same night United’s under 18s head for Tuffley Rovers where they will take on Gloucester City in the first round of the FA Youth Cup. (7.30pm).
24 hours later Pep Clotet’s first team head for Vale Park to take on Port Vale in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup. Can the U’s make progress against fast-improving Vale? Could there be a double Oxford involvement in the next round: City, with Jack Stevens in goal, head for Colchester United on Saturday in the same competition…
Then next Tuesday the U’s are at home in the final group game of the Checkatrade Trophy where they welcome MK Dons to Grenoble Road. Prices are reduced in all areas for this game as United look to make it three Wembley finals in a row.
iFollow has all the pre match build up to all the games: log on now and see exclusive videos with Pep Clotet and Joe Rothwell previewing the game at Port Vale, Andy Cook and Lauren Haynes looking ahead to the Man City game, Leon Blackmore Such talking about the FA Youth Cup, and Jack Stevens talking about his hopes at Colchester against the other U’s.
Tickets for all games are available from oufctickets.co.uk
The Big Games
Thursday 2nd November
Oxford United Women v Manchester City
Continental Cup, Court Place Farm, 7.45pm
Gloucester City v Oxford United
FA Youth Cup, Tuffley Rovers, 7.30pm
Friday 3rd November
Port Vale v Oxford United
Emirates FA Cup, Vale Park, 7.45pm
Tuesday 7th November
Oxford United v MK Dons
Checkatrade Trophy, Grenoble Road, 7.45pm
Saturday 11th November
Oxford United v Northampton Town
Sky Bet League 1, Grenoble Road, 3pm
We are delighted to announce that Cherry Load will be Match Sponsor for the Women's game on Thursday, look out for them at half time for the shirt presentation and see if you agree with their choice of player of the match.
“I have been an enthusiastic Oxford United supporter since I was child and we at Cherry Load are excited to sponsor this match and wish the team the best of luck in this important cup match” Derek Burrows,Director of Cherry Load Ltd told us.
We would also like to welcome our long standing partners Oxford Bus Company who are Match Ball Sponsors – they have also helped us with putting on buses from the park and ride as we are expecting a bumper crowd.
“The Oxford Bus Company backs United's Women's team every week and we're looking forward to marking a special cup night by being match ball sponsors. Come on you Yellows!"
Luke Marion, Commercial Director of the Oxford Bus Company said.