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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.

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.

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