Oxford United women look to girl power

Oxford United women look to girl power

Oxford United women look to girl power

First published in Headlines

Oxford United women’s manager Les Taylor plans to give youth a chance as his side take on FA Women’s Super League 1 leaders Notts County in the Continetal Cup at Abingdon United tonight (7.45), writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

Winger Katie Stanley is out with a back injury and Taylor could hand opportunities to 16-year-olds Ella Franklin-Fraiture and Chloe Bruce for the Group 3 clash.

It’s Oxford’s second game in the competition, having lost their opener 9-2 at Bristol Academy Taylor said: “We’ve got three or four of the under 17s who’ve done particularly well in their own age group.

“They’ve played in the development games and they’re knocking on the door of the first team. I’m sure one or two of those will be involved.”

And Taylor admits it will be a big test for his players against a Notts County side boasting England internationals such as Ellen White and Rachel Unitt.

He added: “When you go into games like this we’ve got nothing to lose, because on paper we should lose.

“If we get any sort of result against Notts County that will be a massive plus for the team and the players.”


Oxford Utd: from Cox, Mobbs, Hines, Osborne-Ricketts, Chivers, Stanley, Allison, Caswell, Pickett, Pinker, Low, King, Nutman, Connor-Iommi, Lane, Lambourne, Lowder, Franklin-Fraiture, Bruce.

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