Oxford United’s Under 18s were beaten 2-1 at home by Southend United on Saturday as they continued their Merit League Campaign.
Leading through a goal from Will Owens at the break United conceded twice in the second half with Coach Chris Hackett telling us:
“The first half was really good and the work rate was outstanding. We deserved to be ahead when Mac Masters set up Will for the goal and we had chances to get ourselves even further ahead.
“The second half wasn’t quite as good for some reason. Obviously the away side lifted themselves and came at us but we never quite hit our rhythm again. We were still in the game right the way through but it ended up being a bit frustrating and we will continue to learn whatever the results are at this stage in the season.”
Barnsley, Sankoh, Nosakhrae, Zabeli, Franklin, Masters (Took-Oxley), Anifowose, Johnson, Coe (Ihenacho), Smith, Owens