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Fever held by Bury

February 21, 2004

Jon Brown reports A depleted Raging Fever XI managed a creditable 3-3 draw against a young and fit Bury team on an icily windswept Horspath pitch. With many familiar faces missing from the line-up, the Fever took a little while to gel and somehow survived the opening onslaught without conceding a goal – the woodwork  more ]

Bury the dead

February 20, 2004

15th placed Bury visit the KasStad tomorrow, hoping for some measure of revenge for United’s 4-0 win at Gigg Lane in October. Oxford, meanwhile, are still unbeaten at home and will be hoping to make home advantage count after a recent poor run of away form. Bury haven’t won away from home since mid-November, when  more ]

Reserves destroyed

February 18, 2004

United’s reserves were outclassed by Cheltenham’s reserves at Court Place Farm this afternoon, with most of the damage being done by an impressive Damian Spencer, who looked a class above everyone else on the pitch. United featured Andy Scott and Jefferson Louis up front, and David Oldfield in central midfield, but no-one else in the  more ]

midweek catchup

February 17, 2004

There were four games in Division Three this evening, although none of the leading pack was involved. Huddersfield failed to take advantage of their game in hand, being held to a 1-1 draw by Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Ground, to leave the Terriers in sixth place, six points behind United. Lincoln City moved back  more ]

Back in the Weale world

February 14, 2004

United lost their third consecutive away game, in front of yet another massive away following, on their first league visit to Huish Park, Yeovil. The solitary goal came from on-loan Andy Bishop after 29 minutes, but Yeovil had young goalkeeper Chris Weale to thank for two fantastic saves, from an 11th minute Matt Robinson free  more ]

Huish up

February 13, 2004

United travel to Yeovil tomorrow for the first time as league opponents, hoping to complete the double over one of their promotion rivals. Following the Us’ win over Scunthorpe on Wednesday it is almost inevitable that Ian Atkins will make some changes, being unlikely to stick with the adventurous three-man attack. Dean Whitehead is likely  more ]

United Steele the points

February 11, 2004

Oxford conceded two goals at home in the league for the first time this season, but still managed to win the game thanks to a goal from substitute Lee Steele with just two minutes remaining. United dominated the first half, but had to wait until half an hour had gone before making their pressure count,  more ]

Scunny lingers

February 10, 2004

Scunthorpe visit the KasStad tomorrow night for the rearranged game that should have taken place on January 24th, but didn’t. This is a game that Oxford really ought to win, as the Iron have a current form record that’s even worse than United’s. Oxford will want to restore some confidence after their appalling result at  more ]

No joy at the Matchroom

February 7, 2004

United lost their third game of the season this afternoon at Brisbane Road, Gary Alexander scoring in the 64th minute to give Orient all three points. Dean Whitehead almost equalised in injury time, but his free kick was excellently saved by Glenn Morris. There wasn’t much else for United fans to get excited about as  more ]

Orientation exercise

February 5, 2004

Oxford visit Leyton Orient this Saturday, hoping to maintain the momentum from the Kidderminster game as United’s promotion challenge is reaching a critical juncture. Since United beat Orient at the KasStad on Boxing Day, the Os have won three and lost two of their six fixtures, leaving them 11th in the table, eight points below  more ]