FOOTBALL: Boss Ford keeps faith

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Oxford City boss Mike Ford will stick with Ashan Holgate and Steve Basham in attack when they travel to Bradford Park Avenue in Blue Square Bet North tomorrow.

The pair linked-up for the first time in Tuesday’s 1-0 FA Carlsberg Trophy first-round win against Bishop’s Stortford.

Ford said: “Holgate looked like a proper footballer, who knows his job and Basham did really well, so I’ll probably stick with those two upfront. “Jamie Cook had a bad back. Felipe Barcelos did okay, but not enough to start.”

City are likely to be without Liam Malone (ankle).

Ford added: “Bradford will be tough although we have lost only twice in our last ten games.

“I think we are hard to break down and in our last two games we have been better in the final third.”

Oxford City: from Ingram, Mills, Stonehouse, Ballard, Learoyd, Willmott, Mulvany, Pond, Holgate, Basham, Stanley, Barcelos, Benjamin, Gunn, Cook, Glass.

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