It’s a trip to Keynsham’s AJN Stadium for Oxford United Women this Sunday (14:00 KO), as the U's look to kick off the new year in style.
The U's have an almost full squad for this weekend, with Immy Lancaster not far from full fitness after coming back from injury.
Manager Liam Gilbert told us:“Apart from the Cardiff game, where we made a few changes from the week before, it was a good end to the year. We found that consistency that we wanted, and we picked up some really good results. Hopefully we can start the new year in the same vein.”
“Every challenge that we set this group of players, they seem to rise to it and match it. It’s now all about making sure that keeps going into the second half of the season.”
“It was a frustrating day the last time we played Keynsham, one that the players will remember going into this game. But the attitude that we approach each game in is very professional, and we will stick to our game plan.”
Admission at The AJN Stadium (BS31 2BE) is £3 including a matchday programme. Supporters can also follow our social media channels to keep up to date with all the news on matchday - including pre-match team news, in-game updates and post-match interviews. You can find our Twitter and Instagram handles @OfficialOUWFC, as well as Facebook @OxfordUnitedWomen.
The five-game form guide
Oxford- W: 2 D: 0 L: 3
A narrow loss away at Cardiff in the last game, alongside the chance to start the new year with a win, will prove to be a great motivator this weekend in Keynsham. December was about maintaining consistency – home victories against formidable opposition in Plymouth and Yeovil have shown that the team can achieve exactly that going forwards into 2020.
Keynsham- W: 2 D: 1 L: 2
A postponed away tie at Gillingham on 5th January means that Keynsham have had plenty of preparation time for this fixture; their last game was on 1st December when Watford ran out 3-0 winners after also beating Keynsham in their previous fixture. A 1-1 stalemate against Hounslow and wins against Chichester and the U's in the reverse fixture at Court Place Farm make up the other three of Keynsham’s last five fixtures.
Keynsham’s One to Watch:
Keynsham’s captain, making 10 appearances for the Somerset side so far this season, was part of the starting 11 who beat United 1-0 at Court PlaceFarm earlier this season - picking up 3 of the team’s 7 points so far this campaign. The midfielder was an integral part of a Keynsham side who stormed the Division 1 South West last season, winning the league with a mighty +100 goal difference.