Oxford United kids all fired up

First published in U's News

A place in the FA Youth Cup third round is the prize for in-form Oxford United Under 18s on Wednesday night as they host Plymouth Argyle.

They go into the tie on a ten-game winning streak which includes a 4-2 victory against Yeovil Town in the first round a fortnight ago.

A home game against Barnsley in the third round awaits the winners.

Manager Chris Allen said: “The lads are so excited, and so they should be.

“They’re on a great run, scoring a hatful and hopefully that will continue against Plymouth.”

James Roberts, who has 14 goals in six games, is available again after serving a suspension last weekend.

The U’s youngsters did not miss their star striker, as Callum O’Dowda hit a hat-trick in a 7-2 victory at home to Hereford United.

Plymouth are expected to provide a far stiffer test, though, after the Pilgrims won the league meeting between the sides in Devon 3-0 back in August.

The tie (7.30) was due to be played at Thame United, but a waterlogged pitch forced the U’s to switch it to Didcot Town’s Loop Meadow.

Admission is £5 adults, £3 concessions.

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3:21pm Wed 14 Nov 12

yeomanry says...

Oxford United 'KIDS' what numpty decided to headline them with that embarrassement , bet the players are now denying being part of the team !! At least Chris had the common sense to call them lads, come on you news people lets start giving your work at least an ounce of forthought.
Oxford United 'KIDS' what numpty decided to headline them with that embarrassement , bet the players are now denying being part of the team !! At least Chris had the common sense to call them lads, come on you news people lets start giving your work at least an ounce of forthought. yeomanry
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10:11am Thu 15 Nov 12

Brenda Jackson says...

'You won't win anything with kids'

What's the chance of any of these 'kids'
being given a chance in the first team?

Very little it seems, the manager is hardly renowned for giving youth a chance in any of his teams, don't know why, it's not as though the 1st team are tearing up any trees!

No point having them on the bench- then not giving them any time on the pitch, and it must be frustrating and will hardly help their development.
'You won't win anything with kids' What's the chance of any of these 'kids' being given a chance in the first team? Very little it seems, the manager is hardly renowned for giving youth a chance in any of his teams, don't know why, it's not as though the 1st team are tearing up any trees! No point having them on the bench- then not giving them any time on the pitch, and it must be frustrating and will hardly help their development. Brenda Jackson
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