Appleton: We looked like a five-a-side team
Jan31

Appleton: We looked like a five-a-side team

Oxford United boss Michael Appleton admitted his side looked like a five-a-side team as Blackburn Rovers ran out comfortable 3-0 winners from Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at the Kassam Stadium. The 40-year-old, who used to manage the Championship opponents back in 2013, says his group of giant killers that knocked out Premier League outfit Swansea City in the previous round were simply outclassed and overpowered by the...

Read More
Mullins: Oxford United still fully focused on getting to Wembley
Jan31

Mullins: Oxford United still fully focused on getting to Wembley

Oxford United defender Johnny Mullins insists the League Two side will not wallow following their FA Cup fourth-round exit to Blackburn Rovers as the U’s have the perfect opportunity to redeem themselves with a trip to Wembley Stadium in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final. Michael Appleton’s side, who were easily thrown aside by their Championship opponents 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Kassam Stadium, have a...

Read More
FA Cup Report: Oxford United 0-3 Blackburn Rovers
Jan30

FA Cup Report: Oxford United 0-3 Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers booked their place in the fifth-round of the FA Cup after easing past Oxford United 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Midfielder Ben Marshall scored twice for the Championship club, one from the penalty spot and the other with a wonderful free-kick, either side of debutant Tony Watt’s piercing strike on the stroke of half-time against the League Two hosts. Michael Appleton’s United; who were the giant...

Read More
League Two Preview: Plymouth travel to Wycombe while Orient host Cambridge
Jan30

League Two Preview: Plymouth travel to Wycombe while Orient host Cambridge

With League Two leaders Northampton out of action due to the FA Cup, focus switches to second-placed Plymouth, who can reclaim the top spot with a win against Wycombe. Argyle lost more ground to Town last weekend after drawing 1-1 with high-flying Bristol Rovers, but Derek Adams’ men will be boosted by the loan signing of Daniel Nardiello. Wanderers are currently enduring a run of three straight defeats which has seen them drop...

Read More
League Two Round-Up: Northampton go top while Oxford beat Portsmouth
Jan25

League Two Round-Up: Northampton go top while Oxford beat Portsmouth

Northampton overtook previous leaders Plymouth and went two points clear at the top of League Two with a 3-1 victory over Morecambe at Sixfields. James Collins scored on his home debut to put the Cobblers ahead from a Joel Byrom free-kick. John-Joe O’Toole then doubled the hosts’ lead before Rod McDonald’s header put the Cobblers 3-0 up. Paul Mullin’s late goal was only a mere consolation strike in a dominant performance by Gary...

Read More
League Two Preview: Portsmouth host Oxford while Plymouth travel to Bristol Rovers
Jan22

League Two Preview: Portsmouth host Oxford while Plymouth travel to Bristol Rovers

There are two big top-of-the-table clashes in League Two this weekend, as the leaders Plymouth Argyle travel to fourth-placed Bristol Rovers. The Pilgrims, who are at the summit ahead of Northampton on goal difference, beat Stevenage 3-2 last weekend, but face a tough trip up the M5 to face Rovers, who have won six of their last eight league matches, including a 2-1 win against Oxford at the Kassam Stadium on Sunday. Michael...

Read More