Oxford United’s under 18s look to continue their excellent start to the season when they welcome Newport County in the EFL Youth Alliance on Saturday morning.
The young U’s followed up an 11-1 opening day win over Cheltenham Town with a 4-2 win at Forest Green Rovers last weekend before beating local rivals Swindon Town 2-0 on Wednesday to go through in the League Cup.
It has been encouraging stuff, as coach Leon Blackmore Such told us:
“Yes, very good so far and the first year scholars have stepped up very quickly. Newport will be a different sort of challenge and we know that Wednesday was tough physically- it was a local derby and both me and Chrissy Hackett made any of the players who aren’t from around here very aware what it meant! They did that and now we have to keep that going and make sure we stick to the standards we have set in the first three games.”
The game is at the Training Ground but sadly right now we can’t have spectators in to see the youth team play. We will have a report as quickly as we can after the game and @AcademyOUFC will tweet all the action so you can follow at home.