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Under 18s End Season Against Portsmouth

Young U's aiming for third placed finish

18 February 2022

Oxford United under 18s look to end the season on a high as they welcome Portsmouth to the Bangkok Glass Training Centre on Saturday morning (11am)

Saturday sees the last round of the Alliance League this season with the top five clubs going on to play in a Merit League against the top five clubs in the South East Division.

After losing only 1 of their last 5 games United have finished the season in fine form, beating leaders Bournemouth last weekend in a close game and playing some creative football into the bargain.

A win could see them end the season in third place while moving above visitors Portsmouth in the final table.

“It’s important to try and finish on a high if we can” Coach Pablo Heysham told us. “We will hopefully go in to the Merit League and face some strong teams so you want to go into that with a bit of confidence.

“We made a decision to get a lot of our second years out on loan and gaining experience in men’s football so since the turn of the year it has been a very young group of first years and under 16s, and they have stepped up quickly and done really well. It’s always a good game against Portsmouth and one we are looking forward to.”

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