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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.

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.

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 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

FOOTBALL: Oxford City boss makes Ardley favourites in cup semi

Oxford Mail: Oxford City boss Mike Ford was delighted with his side's last-gasp draw at Stalybridge

8:50am Thursday 10th April 2014

OXFORD City boss Mike Ford says he has no choice but to name a mixture of squad players and youngsters for tonight’s semi-final against Ardley United at Thame United, writes Nick Farrant.

FOOTBALL: We're still in with play-off shout, says Gee

Oxford Mail: Pablo Haysham is facing another ban after his fourth red card of the season

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

North Leigh boss Mark Gee says his side need four wins and a draw from their last six games to have any chance of making the Calor League Division 1 South & West play-offs.

FOOTBALL: Scott gets the nod again for Oxford City

Oxford Mail: Mark Scott saved two penalties

7:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

OXFORD City’s Mark Scott is set to continue in goal when they host Gainsborough Trinity tonight.

FOOTBALL: Relieved Stein now wants a repeat show

Oxford Mail: FOOTBALL: Relieved Stein now wants a repeat show

7:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Banbury United manager Edwin Stein has praised the character of his players after they ended their 11-match losing streak in all competitions with a midweek cup victory against Grendon Rangers.

FOOTBALL: We can't let relegation rivals off the hook

Oxford Mail: Oxford City defender Andy Ballard is recalled to defence when they host Skrill North   high-fliers Guiseley at Marsh Lane tomorrow

7:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Oxford City manager Mike Ford says it is vital his side cash in on their fellow strugglers slip-ups if they are to climb out of the Skrill North danger zone.

FOOTBALL: Ofori set to return to Didcot

5:40am Friday 21st March 2014

Didcot Town’s joint boss Ian Concannon is hoping to bring in Reading youngster Germaine Ofori for a second loan spell due to a striker shortage at the Calor League Division 1 South & West club.

FOOTBALL: Stein says he won't quit

Oxford Mail: Edwin Stein has no intention of quitting, despite Banbury United's poor run

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

Banbury United boss Edwin Stein says he has never once considered quitting the Calor League Premier Division club, despite their wretched run.

FOOTBALL: 'Cat' keeper Francoz runs out of luck

Oxford Mail: FOOTBALL: Oxford City goalkeeper Victor Francoz injured after falling out of a tree trying to rescue a cat

6:30am Friday 21st March 2014

Oxford City keeper Victor Francoz, who was injured after falling out of a tree rescuing a cat, has used up his nine lives.

FOOTBALL: Boss Ford praises recruits and wants more of same

Oxford Mail: Oxford City’s Darren Mullings puts in a header during his debut in Tuesday’s 2-1 win against Histon

7:00am Friday 21st March 2014

Oxford City manager Mike Ford says the arrival of three new recruits has helped invigorate their fight against relegation from Skrill North.

FOOTBALL: Ford could turn to loan market for goalkeeper

Oxford Mail: Oxford City keeper Victor Francoz could be replaced by a loan keeper for tomorrow’s Skrill North trip to Boston United

7:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Oxford City manager Mike Ford has admitted he may look to bring in a loan keeper for tomorrow’s trip to Boston United unless Victor Francoz can prove his fitness.

FOOTBALL: Concannon hoping that hard work pays off

Oxford Mail: Didcot Town's joint boss Ian Concannon

6:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Didcot Town’s joint manager Ian Concannon is hoping that training on Oxford City’s 3G pitch will give them the edge when they travel to Division 1 South & West leaders Merthyr Town (1).

FOOTBALL: Let's get back to basics, says Stein

Oxford Mail: Banbury United striker Leon Simpson faces a late fitness test on a calf injury

6:00am Friday 28th February 2014

Banbury United manager Edwin Stein says his players must do the simple things right if they are to end their poor run.

FOOTBALL: Ford's backing teenager Solomon-Otabor to shine

Oxford Mail: Birmingham City’s teenage winger Viv Solomon-Otabor has joined Oxford City on loan from the Championship side until the end of the season

6:30am Friday 28th February 2014

Oxford City boss Mike Ford has urged teenage forward Viv Solomon-Otabor to go out and express himself after signing on a youth loan deal from Birmingham City.

Oxford United skipper bides his time

Oxford Mail: Jake Wright in action against Bristol Rovers

9:30am Wednesday 26th February 2014

Jake Wright says he won’t risk missing the run-in by coming back too early from a nasty knee injury.

FOOTBALL: It's a wash-out

Oxford Mail: North Leigh chairman Pete King

7:19pm Thursday 20th February 2014

North Leigh chairman Pete King has expressed his frustration at the chaos caused by the torrential rain to the Calor League Division 1 South & West club’s fixtures.

Rose joy as Bevans seizes his Oxford United opportunity

Oxford Mail: Matt Bevans has settled well

8:30am Friday 21st February 2014

DANNY Rose has praised the professional attitude of young right back Matt Bevans.

FOOTBALL: Stein has no fears over Chesham re-match

Oxford Mail: Lance Williams misses Didcot Town's home game with Taunton due to an ankle injury

7:00am Friday 21st February 2014

Banbury United manager Edwin Stein says his team have the chance to put matters right when they host Chesham United tomorrow – two weeks after an 8-0 crushing at the Calor League Premier Division’s second-placed side.

FOOTBALL: Peace's backing Scott to banish Barrow memory

Oxford Mail: Oxford City keeper Mark Scott slips over allowing Barrow to grab a winner against Barrow earlier this month

8:00am Friday 21st February 2014

Oxford City’s assistant manager Stuart Peace is backing goalkeeper Mark Scott to face up to the challenge when they travel to Barrow tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Oxfordshire clubs struggling to keep heads above water

Oxford Mail: Banbury United's flooded Spencer Stadium earlier this month

7:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

NORTH Leigh chairman Pete King has expressed his frustration at the chaos caused by the torrential rain to the club’s Calor League fixtures.

FOOTBALL: North Leigh face being left in the dark

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

8:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

North Leigh may be forced to postpone tonight’s Division 1 South & West home game with Thatcham Town due to a floodlight problem.

Lewis expects hardest test + Video

Oxford Mail: Caretaker boss Mickey Lewis checks the time during Saturday’s 3-0 win over Mansfield, but he expects a harder test at Newport tonight

9:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Mickey Lewis has warned his Oxford United side they face their toughest test of the season at Newport County tonight (7.45).

SKIING: Champions Lewis aims for repeat show in nationals

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Oxfordshire's Barney Lewis will be going for glory in Bormio, Italy, when he competes in the English Championships, which start tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Boss Ford urges hitman Symons to up his game

Oxford Mail: Mike Ford says big striker Mike Symons has to up his game, starting with tomorrow’s scheduled trip to North Ferriby United

8:00am Friday 14th February 2014

Oxford City boss Mike Ford has praised the contribution of Mike Symons and now wants the big striker to get even better.

FOOTBALL: Basham back in City fold

Oxford Mail: Oxford City striker Steve Basham is hoping that lightning strikes twice when he pays a second visit to Dover Athletic, having won there before with Oxford United

8:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

Oxford City striker Steve Basham could return from three months on the sidelines in the quarter-final against Banbury United at Marsh Lane tonight.

FOOTBALL: Sinnott fired-up for Didcot role + Video

Oxford Mail: Former Oxford City coach Andy Sinnott has been appointed as assistant manager-coach of Didcot Town

7:30am Friday 7th February 2014

Andy Sinnott says he can’t wait to get started after he was appointed as assistant manager-coach at Didcot Town.

FOOTBALL: Angry Stein won't accept another poor show

Oxford Mail: Edwin Stein wants a positive response after Tuesday's 8-0 defeat at Chesham United

7:00am Friday 7th February 2014

Furious Banbury United boss Edwin Stein says he will not tolerate a repeat of Tuesday’s horror show at Chesham United which saw them crash to an 8-0 defeat.

FOOTBALL: Concannon frustrated by inconsistent Didcot

Oxford Mail: Jack Longford is back in the squad for Didcot's home game with Bridgwater

7:00am Friday 31st January 2014

Didcot Town’s joint manager Ian Concannon wants his side to find some consistent form, starting with the home clash against Bridgwater in Calor League Division 1 South & West tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Boss backs Lewis for U's hot-seat

Oxford Mail: Mike Ford

7:30am Friday 31st January 2014

Mike Ford believes his former Oxford United teammate Mickey Lewis should have the opportunity to manage the U’s on a permanent basis.

FOOTBALL: Ford's delight as Jackson extends loan spell at City

Oxford Mail: Oxford City’s on-loan striker Kayden Jackson is staying for the rest of the season

7:00am Friday 31st January 2014

Oxford City manager Mike Ford says on-loan striker Kayden Jackson has the chance to establish himself as a top footballer after parent club Swindon Town extended his spell until the end of the season.

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