8:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014
Didcot Tn 0
(Odubade 32, Constable 60, 72)
Former Oxford United stars James Constable and Yemi Odubade were on the scoresheet as Didcot Town were beaten at home by Conference Premier side Eastleigh in a pre-season friendly last night, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.
The visitors boasted four former U’s among their ranks, with Odubade and Craig McAllister starting up front and Jack Midson and legendary goalscorer Constable on the bench.
And it was one of those Oxford alumni who gave Eastleigh the lead in the 32nd minute as Odubade broke quickly through the centre of the field before striking past goalkeeper James Foster.
Constable was introduced to the fray at half-time and doubled Eastleigh’s advantage on the hour mark, stooping to head in from close range.
Didcot, playing their first pre-season friendly, made a host of changes throughout the second half and twice went close to halving the deficit through substitute Pablo Haysham.
But Constable notched his second of the night and the visitors’ third on 72 minutes, evading his marker before heading home at the back post from a floated Midson cross to complete the scoring.
Didcot Tn: Foster (Williams HT), Elkins (Organ 52), Parish (Harris 66), Baines (Bernascon 52), Carnell (Haysham 52), Heapy (Longford 52), Dutton-Black (Palfreeman 52), Clarke (McKirnan 52), Brooks (Mills 52), Abrahart (Self 52), Whitehead (Paul 52).
Referee: G Scott.
2:00pm Friday 24th April 2015
KEMAR Roofe has an added motivation to finish the season strongly with Oxford United – he has not given up hope of playing for West Bromwich Albion.
12:00pm Friday 24th April 2015
SITTING on the bench was a rare situation for Chey Dunkley before he signed for Oxford United, but the defender is determined to come out the other side a better player.
9:30am Friday 24th April 2015
Jake Wright is one of the Oxford United players who have opened contract talks this week – and the captain has made it clear he would love to stay.
9:20am Friday 24th April 2015
IT was an embarrassment, made worse by the fact it was screened live on Sky Sports.
9:10am Friday 24th April 2015
George Baldock is unlikely to feature again for Oxford United this season, but he is on head coach Michael Appleton’s wish-list this summer.
9:00am Friday 24th April 2015
OXFORD United will be in the promotion race next season, according to Cambridge United manager Richard Money.
8:30am Friday 24th April 2015
MICHAEL Appleton says he would be in favour of installing an artificial pitch at the Kassam Stadium, if Football League rules changed.
8:00am Friday 24th April 2015
AIDAN Hawtin has credited a loan spell in non-league for getting him in first-team contention at Oxford United.
8:00am Friday 24th April 2015
Rob Lewis, Ben Pienaar and Chris Elder have become the latest players to re-sign for Oxford-based London Welsh.
7:00am Friday 24th April 2015
Kayleigh Hines struck twice against her old club to give Oxford United Women a surprise 2-2 draw at promotion-chasing Reading in FA Women's Super League 2 in Farnborough last night.
© Copyright 2001-2015 Newsquest Media Group