Date:Friday May 4 2012
5th May 2012
After a last minute goal from Nick Powell has all but dashed United`s playoff hopes. Leaving Chris Wilders men needing in form Crewe to slip up at Aldershot and to beat Port Vale at Vale Park.
The Yellows crumbled in their last Home match of the season a long range free kick from Ryan hall making them uncomfortable from the off.
It will be a Real knife edge afternoon in Staffordshire for Oxfords travelling army of fans not only to they have to beat Mickey Adams men but events at Gresty road need to go their way.
Whatever the outcome there is a huge turnout expected from both home and away fans to pay tribute to what has been an absolutely enthralling season.
Team last match: 01 Martin 02 Yates 05 McCombe 26 Davis 04 Griffith 07 Loft 17 Rigg 20 Shuker 08 Dodds 09 Richards 11 Pope
The Striker has scored 16 goals in 35 appearances this season and is always dangerous
Team last match: 31 Ripley 02 Batt 05 Duberry 06 Wright 16 Whing 08 Heslop 14 Hall 26 Davis 11 Pittman 18 Morgan 23 Rendell
The highly rated Arsenal keeper who is 20 year old will need to be up to the High standards of Ryan Clarke for Oxford to have any chance of Promotion.
The Yellows have the edge in form over their opponents winning 11 and drawing 9 of the 28 clashes between the two sides .The home side are unbeaten in their last 3 against the valiant, and last lost in a 3-0 defeat on the 19th august 2000. The first game between the two sides also resulted in a vale win with the Staffordshire side knocking Oxford out of the FA cup in 1966. It was Peter Leven memorable long range strike that sealed Oxfords 2-1 win at the Kassam in October.
Potted History of Port Vale
After falling into financial disarray this season the Valiant were deducted 10 points early on in the year
Port vale was formed in 1876 and were founder members of the football league division 2 in 1982.
The club moved to their present home vale park in 1950, and reached the FA cup semi finals in 1953-54 losing to West Bromwich Albion.
This is the second managerial stint at vale for Mickey Adams who left in December 2010 for Sheffield United but returned to sign a 3 year contract in may 2011.
The Valiant finished just 2 points ahead of Oxford last season with 65 points.
Darren Drysdale takes charge of our final match of the season, having refereed Oxford 3 time this season The U`s haven`t won a single match when he has donned the black shirt ,losing to Hereford and Rotherham and drawing to Macclesfield .
Vale 1 Oxford 3
play off Semi final if results go our way , most likely preseason matches in July.
Date:Friday May 4 2012
Smalley extends his contract. (Wednesday May 22 2013)
Midfield man signs for npower league 1 Stevenage (Wednesday May 22 2013)
Paul Benson on Oxford United radar (Tuesday May 21 2013)
Meades heading to Oxford? (Monday May 20 2013)
Midfield man signs one year deal for Oxford Utd (Sunday May 19 2013)
Max makes the New Zealand U20 squad (Friday May 17 2013)
Highest Avg Attendance League 2 (Wednesday May 15 2013)
Tommy signs 2 year deal (Tuesday May 14 2013)
Kassam Stadium is an 'Asset of Community Value` (Monday May 13 2013)
A return for Craddock at the Kassam? (Monday May 13 2013)
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