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Come and Support The Under 18s Tonight

FA Youth Cup action at Court Place Farm

16 January 2019

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Oxford United's under 18s take on AFC Bournemouth at Court Place Farm tonight in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup.

The U’s enjoyed a superb win on penalties away at Burnley in the last round and now face Bournemouth in a game at the home of Oxford City, with kick off at 7pm. 

The two sides now know that the winner will face Aston Villa at home in the next round and coach Leon Blackmore-Such told us how much his team are looking forward to tonight.

"We are so proud of what we have achieved this season but that can all wait - tonight is a game we want to win and we have worked really hard to get this far. We had to dig in at Hemel Hempstead in the first round, then Barnet pushed us all the way before we went up to Burnley and enjoyed a fantastic night

"It's funny, we were talking yesterday with Chris Hackett and Chris Allen about this competition and they could both remember great games they played in the FA Youth Cup, but none of us could remember Oxford United reaching the fifth round. So tonight the boys have a chance to maybe make a little bit of history

"I think It's going to be a really good game. The league game against Bournemouth the other week was a brilliant one to watch and we are two pretty evenly matched sides, but if we can get a big crowd in and they make a bit of an atmosphere then that will be a big boost for us. So if there any Oxford fans out there who want to come along and support us then it really would be appreciated."

Admission is just £5 adults and £3 for over 65s and under 18s and with a big crowd expected additional parking will be available at the nearby New Marston School

There is also a chance to meet staff to discuss ticketing and matchday. This will take place in the club house at Oxford City, with supporters invited to arrive from 5.30pm, with the discussions taking place from 5.45-6.45pm. Kick off for the match is 7.00pm.

The following people will form this working group on behalf of the club:

  • Matt Everett (Commercial & Marketing Director)
  • Lee Barton (Head of Ticketing and Retail)
  • Kath Faulkner (Supporter Liaison Officer)
  • Adam Harris (Commercial Sales Executive)

Supporters who are unable to attend in person, but have feedback or ideas which they would like to be discussed can email  and their points will be raised either on the night or amongst the club working group following the meeting.


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