Tuesday 7th August 2018

National League South 

Kick Off: 19:45

Jubilee Stadium

 

Oxford City are the visitors for our first home game of the new season on Tuesday night. City will be aiming to bounce back from Saturday’s opening day defeat at Concord. The Tigers endured a frustrating afternoon, despite having the man advantage, as they suffered a 2-0 defeat on the opening weekend.

City boss Marc Richards handed competitive debuts to a host of new signings including Jake Mawford, Ben Seymour and Matt Liddiard.

Oxford edged last season’s meeting at the Jubilee, a first-half strike from Rob Sinclair was enough to earn them all three points on boxing day.

However, just a few days later in the reverse fixture, City got their revenge with an impressive 3-0 victory at Marsh Lane. Goals from Knowles, Chambers and Moore helped City kick off the new year with a bang.

City will be looking for a big improvement in the home form this season after suffering 10 defeats at the Jubilee last term.

 

The Opposition:

Tuesday’s visitors finished 16th in the National League South last season, just 4 points off the Tigers.

They started the new campaign with a goalless draw at home to Eastbourne Borough at the weekend.

New signings Eze Ibrahim, Kyran Wiltshire and Luke Ruddick all featured in the draw at Marsh Lane.

Their main threat remains last season’s top scorer, Matthew Paterson. The 28-year-old forward found the net 21 times last season, only three players managed more in the league all year.

Oxford come into the game without a win in their last four away matches in the league stretching back to last season.

Their last competitive victory on road was a 3-1 win against Welling United in March.

Last Six Results:

Oxford United: L 5-1

Luton Town XI: W 3-0

Chesham United: W 4-1

Thame United: W 5-0

Brackley Town: L 2-0

Eastbourne Borough: D 0-0

 

Last Starting Line-up:

King, Jones, Godwin-Malife (Jefford 61), Sinclair, Ruddick, Oastler (c), Ashby (Tshimanga 61), Fleet, Paterson, McEachran, Wiltshire (Ibrahim 88).

Unused: Fasanmade, Krasniqi

 

Coverage:

Follow the action with regular updates from the match via our Twitter and Facebook feed, which will be providing the live feed.

Reaction and interviews will be available on the clubs official YouTube channel.

By Harry Hogg

Twitter: @HazHogg

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