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FOOTBALL: Didcot boost as striker Mills rejects Hereford move

Oxford Mail:

9:44am Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Didcot Town hot-shot John Mills has pledged his future to the Southern League Division 1 South & West high-fliers after rejecting an offer to move up a level with Hereford United.

FOOTBALL: Mills thrills Didcot by snubbing Hereford approach

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 2nd December 2014

DIDCOT Town hot-shot John Mills has pledged his future to the Southern League Division 1 South & West high-fliers after rejecting an offer to move up a level with Hereford United.

FOOTBALL: Barry - Shaw could be out for season

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Wantage Town manager Daniel Barry says he doesn’t expect Bradley Shaw to play again this season as he struggles with a serious knee injury.

FOOTBALL: Banbury boss Davis threatens to wield the axe

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Friday 28th November 2014

Banbury United boss Paul Davis says his players have to step up to the plate or risk being shown the door.

FOOTBALL: Didcot's goal-machine Mills mulls over Hereford switch

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 28th November 2014

John Mills could be playing his last game for Didcot Town at Merthyr Town tomorrow after Hereford United put in a bid for the 31-goal hitman.

FOOTBALL: Oxford City's new signing Mamadou Fofana could make his debut at Stalybridge

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 22nd November 2014

Oxford City could give a debut to former Lincoln City midfielder Mamadou Fofana at Stalybridge Celtic for today’s Vanarama Conference North clash.

FOOTBALL: Barry wants repeat show at Clevedon

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Friday 21st November 2014

Wantage Town boss Daniel Barry has urged his side to build on their display at Larkhall when they travel to Clevedon Town in Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Oxford City's new keeper Salva De La Cruz is set for debut

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 21st November 2014

Oxford City general manager Justin Merritt will give Spanish keeper Salva De La Cruz his debut when they travel to Stalybridge Celtic looking for back-to-back victories.

FOOTBALL: Adey praises all-round effort for Oxford City's history boys

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

CRAIG Adey applauded his Oxford City youth side’s superb all-round effort after they made the third round with a dramatic 2-1 FA Youth Cup win against Luton Town at Marsh Lane on Tuesday.

FOOTBALL: Red cards are big headache for us says Oxford City boss Justin Merritt

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 7th November 2014

Oxford City’s general manager Justin Merritt says his side’s poor disciplinary record is costing them points.

FOOTBALL: Oxford City boss Justin Merritt turns to Spain in search of keeper

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Oxford City general manager Justin Merritt admits he is desperate to land a new keeper in a bid to end a run of three successive defeats away to North Ferriby United tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Banbury players set for a Hereford repeat

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Banbury United boss Paul Davis is hoping that showing his players a dvd of their 5-1 home mauling by Hereford United will ensure it doesn’t happen again.

FOOTBALL: Banbury United handed big boost as Aidan Hawtin returns to the squad

Oxford Mail: Aidan Hawtin shows his pride after signing his first professional contract with Oxford United

6:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Banbury United boss Paul Davis hopes the return of midfielder Aidan Hawtin can help them end a run of three Premier Division defeats.

FOOTBALL: Wantage Town boss Daniel Barry is aiming to steady ship

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Wantage Town’s new boss Daniel Barry says he is optimistic most of the players will stay at the Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 South & West club as he faces the challenge of keeping them up.

FOOTBALL: Re-charged Oxford City raring to go, says general manager Justin Merritt

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Justin Merritt has urged his Oxford City charges to re-focus as they look to get back to winning ways at home to Hednesford Town tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Wantage rocked as boss quits

Oxford Mail:

7:20am Monday 20th October 2014

Wantage Town are looking for a new boss after Gary Acking resigned as manager of the the Southern League side.

FOOTBALL: Mills is staying with Didcot - Concannon

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 10th October 2014

Didcot Town’s 18-goal striker John Mills has rejected a move to an unnamed Vanarama Conference club.

FOOTBALL: Let's turn up heat at top, says Merritt

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Oxford City’s general manager Justin Merritt hopes the FA Cup will provide a big distraction to their chief Vanarama Conference North rivals and enable his side to cash in.

FOOTBALL: Davis wants repeat show

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Banbury United manager Paul Davis has applauded the attitude of his players as they aim to make it back to back wins away to Truro City tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Wantage manager Ackling is 'desperate' to get a win

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Wantage Town manager Gary Ackling says he will take a below-par display from his Southern League Division 1 South & West side, if they grind out a win at home to Sholing tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Merritt confident Jackson can deliver goods for City

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

Oxford City boss Justin Merritt is looking for experienced striker Marlon Jackson to fire them to success away to Colwyn Bay in Vanarama Conference North tomorrow and to banish memories of their shock FA Cup exit.

FOOTBALL: Concannon wants to hang on to hot-shot Mills

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Didcot Town joint manager Ian Concannon has saluted the goal-scoring exploits of John Mills, but recognises his form could see him head off for new pastures.

FOOTBALL: City stopper Freddy ready for his debut

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 26th September 2014

Oxford City could give Bermudan international keeper Freddy Hall his debut when they travel to Shortwood United tomorrow looking to avoid an early exit from the competition.

FOOTBALL: Davis has mixed feelings over Murombedzi

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Banbury United boss Paul Davis says he does not expect to see Shepherd Murombedzi in the near future.

FOOTBALL: Gee looking to Cook for missing ingredient

Oxford Mail: North Leigh boss Mark Gee after Saturday's win over Havant

8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

North Leigh boss Mark Gee has hailed the capture of Jamie Cook from Oxford City.

FOOTBALL: We've got feet firmly on ground, says City boss Merritt

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

Oxford City general manager Justin Merritt says they are not getting carried away by their terrific start to the Vanarama Conference North season as they look to make it four victories on the spin away to Guiseley tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Boss Gee eyes Wantage test

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

North Leigh manager Mark Gee has warned his players to expect a severe test when they host Wantage Town in tonight’s Division 1 South & West derby.

FOOTBALL: Wantage are on learning curve, boss Ackling

Oxford Mail: Didcot Town's joint boss Ian Concannon

7:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Wantage Town boss Gary Ackling wants his side to forget the contentious 2-1 midweek defeat at home to AFC Totton and concentrate on getting a good result at Wimborne tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Merritt says Isaac can be a shining star

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Wantage Town boss Gary Ackling wants his side to forget the contentious 2-1 midweek defeat at home to AFC Totton and concentrate on getting a good result at Wimborne tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Buoyant City rocked by Pond blow

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Oxford City skipper Darren Pond faces several weeks on the sidelines with a hip injury.

FOOTBALL: New boys Wantage ready for journey into unknown

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Wantage Town assistant boss Andy Lyne says consolidation is the aim when they take a trip into unchartered waters, starting with tomorrow’s home baptism against Taunton Town.

FOOTBALL: Concannon is setting sights on play-off push

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Didcot Town joint manager Ian Concannon is targeting a play-off challenge.

FOOTBALL: City boss Merritt putting faith in Spanish imports

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Oxford City’s general manager Justin Merrit is hoping that a mixture of experience and Spanish flair will help fire them to success in the new season.

FOOTBALL: Chairman Stacey is ready for kick-off

Oxford Mail: football generic

10:20am Thursday 7th August 2014

Ardley United chairman Norman Stacey says he can’t wait for the season to start as the club looks to win the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division title for the first time.

TENNIS: Maskens joy as Oxon hit highest level in a decade

Oxford Mail:

7:20am Friday 1st August 2014

Oxfordshire men’s captain Jon Maskens praised the efforts of his side after they clinched promotion to Group 4 following a highly successful week in West Worthing.

FOOTBALL: AFC Hinksey fold

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:30am Friday 25th July 2014

UHLSPORT Hellenic League side AFC Hinksey have folded after only two seasons, writes NICK FARRANT.

CRICKET: Harris joy as Tew reach last eight

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Great & Little Tew skipper Andy Harris saluted the efforts of his side as they beat Ashbrittle to reach the national quarter-finals of the Davidstow Village Cup.

FOOTBALL: Merritt signs Nicholls as his assistant

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Oxford City have appointed Danny Nicholls as assistant manager.

FOOTBALL: Stacey upbeat on Brooks exit

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Ardley United chairman Norman Stacey is confident the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division side will be able to cope with the loss of top-scorer Ryan Brooks to Didcot Town.

CRICKET: Harris is upbeat as Tew march on

Oxford Mail: Robbie Shurmer took three wickets in two overs as he helped Great & Little Tew to a 121-run win at Parley in the Davidstow Village Cup on Sunday

10:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Great & Tew captain Andy Harris is confident they can reach the next round after being handed a last-16 clash at Somerset champions Ashbrittle.

Tributes paid following death of United's first pro, Jack Casley

Oxford Mail: Firoz Kassam (left), Oxford United’s chairman in 2002, presents Jack Casley with a painting of the old Manor Ground to mark his services to the club

9:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Former Oxford United coach Ray Graydon led the tributes to the club’s first professional player, Jack Casley, who has died aged 88.

Powell flying high after weekend to savour

Oxford Mail: Alice Powell on the podium after two victories in the F3 Cup at Rockingham

9:00am Tuesday 27th May 2014

Alice Powell is in the hunt for more success after completing an amazing weekend.

FOOTBALL: Merritt excited by City's future after taking over

Oxford Mail: Justin Merritt, Oxford City's new general manager

8:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Justin Merritt is predicting exciting times ahead for Oxford City after he was appointed as the club’s general manager.

FOOTBALL: City to stay in Skrill North

Oxford Mail: Oxford City fc logo

8:00am Friday 16th May 2014

Oxford City’s chairman Brian Cox admitted he had mixed feelings after the Marsh Lane club were told they must remain in the same division next season.

BOWLS: King rules in generation game

Oxford Mail: Brandon King delivers this wood watched by Ron Slater

8:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

Youth got the better of experience as Bicester’s Brandon King, 13, saw off Thame’s Ron Slater, 87, in the Oxfordshire two-wood singles preliminary round.

FOOTBALL: Ardley make history after impressive win

Oxford Mail: Ardley United celebrate the club's first Oxfordshire Senior League triumph

10:20am Thursday 8th May 2014

Ardley United won the cup for the first time with a 4-0 win against Kidlington at the Kassam Stadium.

FOOTBALL: Ardley cruise to first Oxfordshire Senior Cup success

Oxford Mail: Ardley United celebrate the club's first Oxfordshire Senior League triumph

10:06pm Thursday 1st May 2014

Ardley United lifted the Oxfordshire Senior Cup for the first time with a comfortable 4-0 win at the Kassam Stadium.

FOOTBALL: Ardley seeking solace in all-Hellenic Senior Cup final

Oxford Mail: Ardley hot-shot Ryan Brooks is a doubt tonight

6:00am Thursday 1st May 2014

ARDLEY United boss Kevin Brock is backing his side to banish the blues against Kidlington in tonight’s all-Uhlsport Hellenic League final at the Kassam Stadium (7.45).

FOOTBALL: Ford full of praise for outstanding Basham

Oxford Mail: Steve Basham is hanging up his boots after tomorrow's home game with Bradford Park Avenue

7:00am Friday 25th April 2014

Oxford City boss Mike Ford says Steve Basham is a player you would “stake your life on” as the popular striker prepares to call time on his 18-year career.

Steve Basham: Time was right to quit

Oxford Mail: Steve Basham celebrates scoring for Oxford City

9:30am Thursday 24th April 2014

Oxford City striker to hang up boots

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