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Effing Sodje

March 6, 2004

United’s unbeaten home record finally collapsed, two games short of the club’s record, thanks to a goal after 41 minutes from Huddersfield captain, and Oxford fans’ boo-boy, Efe Sodje. The cheating Sodje headed home a routine corner after some hesitant United defending with Huddersfield’s only real chance in the first half. Prior to that Oxford  more ]


March 4, 2004

Fourth-placed Huddersfield visit third-placed United this Saturday, in a game that is probably the biggest threat to Oxford’s unbeaten home record yet. Huddersfield are just three points behind United, with a game in hand, but have a far inferior goal difference, for now. Coming on the back of three disappointing draws, Oxford will be desperate  more ]

Falling away

March 3, 2004

This evening United continued on their charge towards the play-offs as they could only draw against a well-organised, but pretty average, York City. The goalless scoreline doesn’t tell the complete story, as Oxford hit the woodwork four times, all in the second half, to York’s one, in the first half. First Julian Alsop headed against  more ]

Quinn comes in

March 2, 2004

Oxford have signed Coventry City’s defensive midfielder Barry Quinn on a one month loan deal. Quinn is 24 and in his 70+ appearances for the Sky Blues he has scored precisely no goals. Last year he was told that he was surplus to requirements at Coventry, for financial reasons, but he was kept on their  more ]

Minster drivel

March 2, 2004

The Minstermen from York visit the KasStad tomorrow night in a game that United really need to win in order to get their promotion challenge back on track, following a run of only two wins this year. This is United’s third home midweek fixture of the season, and they have won both the previous two.  more ]

Tuesday’s footy

March 2, 2004

Huddersfield were the big winners in the Third Division this evening, beating Yeovil 3-1 at the McAlpine. With Torquay’s game at Mansfield postponed due to a frozen pitch this result lifted the Terriers, who visit Oxford on Saturday, into fourth position, just two points behind United. Yeovil remain seventh, two points above Lincoln but having  more ]

Haldane’s Rule

February 28, 2004

Lewis Haldane rescued a point for Bristol Rovers with just eight minutes remaining at the Memorial Ground this afternoon. Mark Rawle had shot United into a 13th minute lead, but Oxford failed to capitalise against a poor Rovers side and allowed them back into the game. Rawle was in the starting line-up in place of  more ]

Pirates ahoy!

February 26, 2004

United visit the Memorial Ground, Bristol, on Saturday, hoping to avoid their fourth successive away defeat. Should the game beat the weather and go ahead, Ian Atkins is likely to make only minor changes to the side that drew with Bury last Saturday. Contrary to reports elsewhere, Jon Ashton has only received four yellow cards  more ]

United tame Thame

February 23, 2004

United won through to the semi-finals of the Oxon Senior Cup thanks to an extra-time win over Thame United at Court Place Farm this evening. In a very close-fought game a golden goal from central defender Adam Garner five minutes from time saw United through, and was a tad rough justice on a very competitive  more ]

Deano rescues United

February 21, 2004

A superb strike from Dean Whitehead secured a point for a below-par United side at home to Bury this afternoon. After a dire first half, the main action of which was Andy Woodman and Paul Wanless combining superbly to defy first Terry Dunfield, whose long-range shot was brilliantly turned aside by a full-length dive from  more ]