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PREVIEW: U18s Welcome AFC Bournemouth

Youngsters back in league action at home

19 September 2019

Oxford United under 18s host AFC Bournemouth at Northcourt Road on Saturday in the Youth Alliance League (11am).

Fresh from the youngsters' excellent victory over Swindon Town midweek, the side gets set for a tough test against AFC Bournemouth who currently sit 2nd in the Youth Alliance League.

Slavi Spasov remains the only player sidelined through injury, whilst Viktor Milton made significant progress towards full match fitness midweek, coming through his first 90 minutes of football unscathed.

After scoring twice against local rivals Swindon during the week, Fabio Lopes told us:

“Obviously it was a big game against Swindon, being a derby game, and to score two goals was incredible. Bournemouth is always a hard game, but we’ve prepared well. We’ve been training well over the last couple of days and we’re really looking forward to it.”

Lead PDP coach Leon Blackmore-Such said:

“Bournemouth are always a tough game; they have a fantastic academy. They play a style that a lot of teams want to play, and they’ve got the players to do that. We’ll go in fully prepared, they’re games that we really enjoy, and I’m sure the boys will want to do well on Saturday.”

You can hear Fabio on his two goals against Swindon plus his thoughts on Saturday's game over on iFollow in The Preview Show.

Admission on Saturday is FREE for supporters wishing to support the boys at Northcourt Road (OX14 1NP).


We will have live text commentary over on our Academy Twitter page (@AcademyOUFC) as well as a match report right here straight after the game plus reaction over on iFollow.

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