Oxford United are just two goals away from another small landmark for the club.
The U’s celebrated their 125th Anniversary against Shrewsbury Town last Saturday and Marcus Browne’s third goal in the 3-0 win was goal number 2,998 in the Football League for the club.
Will they score number 3,000 this Saturday when they travel to Scunthorpe United?
United's first ever league goal was scored by record scorer Graham Atkinson in the club’s first ever league game, away at Barrow on 18th August 1962.
Atkinson tops the league scorers for United, whose top ten league goal scorers are:
United’s 1000th goal came from iconic skipper Malcolm Shotton (above with John Aldridge) away at Carlisle in September 1981 while the honour of scoring goal 2,000 belongs to an opposition player: Richard Graham scored an Own Goal in United ‘s 3-1 home win over Oldham Athletic in February 1997!
Other goalscoring feats for the U’s include:
Most goals in a season: 91 (1983/84)
Fewest goals in a season: 34 (1968/69)
Four goals in a match
|Tony Jones||Newport County H||22/9/62|
|Arthur Longbottom||Darlington H||26/10/63|
|Richard Hill||Walsall A||26/12/88|
|John Durnin||Luton Town H||14/11/92|
|Tom Craddock||Accrington Stanley H||20/10/12|
And finally, you know that mythical ‘20 goal a season striker’. We have only ever had three of them!
Top 11 scorers by season:
Who will have the honour of scoring goal number 3,000?