Following last weekend’s disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Gainsborough Trinity, we’ve still got plenty to look forward to writes club commentator, Ollie Williams.\r\n\r\nLast Saturday was nothing short of disappointing frankly, having lost out at home for the second time in row. Gainsborough were always going to be stiff opposition, but it’s tough for the side to take given how we didn’t really offer anything.\r\n\r\nWe’ve now gone four games without a win, picking up one point from our last available twelve, but now take a break from the National League and turn our attention to what for me is the greatest competition in the world, the Emirates FA Cup.\r\n\r\nLast year we had a lovely run and took on our county rivals Forest Green Rovers in the real ‘El Glosico’. We really did ourselves proud however eventually fell to a 4-1 defeat against our National League opponents thanks to 2 quick goals from James Norwood that added gloss to the score line.\r\n\r\nHaving taken on Paulton Rovers and Staines before facing Forest Green, we are no strangers to facing sides from lower divisions, and we’ll have to keep our wits about us when we welcome Kidlington this Sunday. We all know about the magic of the cup and last year we saw some amazing upsets, such as Warrington managing to knock out Sky Bet League 2 side Exeter City. We also saw the likes of Aldershot Town conquer county cousins Portsmouth and Wrexham take the lead at Stoke City in the 3rd Round.\r\n\r\nBack to City, I was very impressed by debutant Jonte Smith, who Tim Harris brought in ahead of the match against Gainsborough. He was a bright spark in a disappointing game when coming off the bench. His ability to find a pass was excellent and worked so well alongside Obi Anoruo, having joined the club just a few days before, you could forgive him for not gelling in immediately, but he was excellent.\r\n\r\nOff the pitch we saw a debut for new co-commentator Will Freeman who provided highlights commentary for the club as well as film some of them too, so if you see Will on Sunday walking around holding a microphone, don’t be shy to say hello!\r\n\r\nAlthough we love speaking to Tim Harris after matches, it’s always a shame when we haven’t got the result, and it was evident that he was bitterly disappointed with the result, and so when facing Kidlington on Sunday, he’ll want to bounce back with a win, before getting the league form back on track.\r\n\r\nSo make sure to make your way down to Whaddon Road on Sunday and witness an interesting match in the FA Cup that will hopefully see us advance to the next round, which in turn will bring a very welcome £4500 into the club’s coffers!\r\n\r\nHopefully, I’ll see you there!\r\n\r\nOllie Williams\r\n\r\n@OllieWills01

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