RUGBY LEAGUE: Cavaliers may quit due to low numbers

JJ Baird is worried about Oxford Cavaliers' dwindling numbers

JJ Baird is worried about Oxford Cavaliers' dwindling numbers

First published in Sport

CONFERENCE LEAGUE SOUTH

OXFORD Cavaliers face having to pull out of the league if they cannot raise a side for their next match.

That is the message from manager JJ Baird after Cavaliers scratched their last two games against Leicester Storm, on Saturday, and Sheffield Hallam Eagles.

The club withdrew their A side from the West of England Premier League due to low player numbers, but the same problem, plus injuries, remains.

Posting on the club’s Facebook page, Baird said: “We have a game this Saturday at home to Valley Cougars and if we can not field a team by Tuesday, I will be pulling the plug on it for the remainder of the season.

“It may seem unfair, but we cannot waste the opponents’ time, my time and the RFL’s time any more.”

Injuries to players in the Oxford RL squad have seen many Cavaliers promoted, as their structure is designed to provide, but availability has now reached crisis point.

Latest Sport news

Roberts pushes claims for Oxford United recall after featuring in development squad victory

Oxford Mail:

6:30pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

JAMES Roberts edged closer to a first-team return for Oxford United after playing in a 2-0 win for the development side at Bournemouth.

Players of the future to pitch in with City squad

Oxford Mail:

5:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

OXFORD City FC are hoping the second year of its scholarship programme will flourish and give the club a more professional feel.

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Gunners legend Henry stood out from all the rest

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN

Jake Wright's frustration as Oxford United miss out on Swansea clash

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 17th December 2014

OXFORD United’s shot at hosting Swansea City in the new year disappeared as they paid the price for failing to kill off Tranmere Rovers in their FA Cup second-round replay.

FOOTBALL: Eight-man Garsington's winning run ended in penalty shoot-out

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:50am Wednesday 17th December 2014

GARSINGTON’S 100 per cent record in all competitions came to end – but only in a penalty shoot-out after they had three men sent off against Berinsfield.

SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL: Oxford Academy and Cheney take the honours

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Oxford Academy went goal crazy to be crowned Oxford City champions in the ESFA Under 12 five-a-side boys’ competition.

SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL: Oxfordshire crash out to Beds

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:00am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Oxfordshire bowed out of the ESFA PlayStation Under 14 Inter County Trophy with a 3-1 defeat by Bedfordshire in the second round at Kempston Rovers.

Tranmere Rovers 2 (Odejayi 36, Power 76), Oxford United 1 (Potter 29)

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

9:42pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

OXFORD United's FA Cup hopes came to an end as they let a lead slip to lose their second round replay against Tranmere Rovers at a sodden Prenton Park.

FOOTBALL: Spot-on Mobbs rescues draw for Fairview

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:50am Wednesday 17th December 2014

SID Mobbs converted a late penalty as Fairview salvaged a 3-3 draw at Masons Arms in an exciting Oxford City FA Couling Cup clash.

FOOTBALL: Super Saints inflict more woe on sorry Chalgrove

Oxford Mail:

7:50am Wednesday 17th December 2014

CHALGROVE’S winless Premier Division run stretched to five games as they lost 3-2 at home to Marston Saints.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree