UK time is: 14:18:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Oxford United vs. Gillingham

Kassam Stadium

6th Oct 2012

15:00hrs

Oxford V Gillingham

Can the U's spark the belief back into the team and fans after getting 3 points during the week to stem the abysmal run in September of 6 straight league defeats.

You can`t pick a harder test at the moment for the U`s in hosting top of the table Gillingham who have won all 5 away matches this season. It`s a new manager at the helm this season in Martin Allen. His teams are tough to break down but it`s at the other end they are the most lethal team in the division with an average of 2.3 goals scored per match.

When we look at our team we picked up more injuries this week, but have good news in that Adam Chapman could be making a return this weekend to the squad.

We found the net 3 times on Tuesday through Potter, Smalley and Forster-Caskey so hopefully that will give us the confidence to grind out a result against the Gills.

Oxford United Team News:

Oxford United team last match:21 Brown (Clarke - 60),02 Batt,04 Raynes (Worley - 33),06 Wright,23 O'Brien,14 Rigg,18 Forster-Caskey,19 Cox (Heslop - 46),10 Smalley,15 Potter,29 Craddock

Substitutes:01 Clarke,17 Capaldi,22 Worley,24 Boateng,08 Heslop,20 Leven,
09 Constable

Player to watch: Jake Forster-Caskey

Appears to have shaken off his illness to come back into form with an opening goal in the last match against Wimbledon.

Gillingham Team News:

Gillingham team last match:01 Nelson,02 Fish,03 Martin,06 Flanagan,26 Barrett,28 Wright,04 Payne (Frampton - 69),07 Whelpdale (Weston - 58),14 Allen,09 Kedwell,20 Burton (Findley - 75)

Substitutes:21 Forecast,12 Frampton,15 Davies,16 Montrose,24 Weston,10 Strevens,29 Findley

Player to watch: Deon Burton

The much travelled 35 year old Jamaican International still knows where the back of the net is. 9 games 4 goals so far this season.

Match Facts & Stats

Formed in 1893 they are know as the Gills.

Oxford record V Gillingham Won 7 drawn 12 lost 19.

Match Prediction:

Oxford 2 Gillingham 2 Scorers Potter and Leven

Next Fixtures:

Tuesday 9th October away to Cheltenham in the Southern section of the JP Trophy Roiund 2 KO 19:45hrs




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Terry Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 5 2012

Time: 11:44AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Oxford United Articles

Ashton hopeful of new players (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Tom Newey signs for Northampton. (Wednesday January 28 2015)

U's second string bag a win (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Robbo robs the Grecians (Tuesday January 27 2015)

Oxford team v Exeter (Sunday January 25 2015)

Oxford v Exeter (Friday January 23 2015)

Corr Blimey Southend nick the points (Sunday January 18 2015)

Oxford team v Southend (Saturday January 17 2015)

Potter vanishes in a puff of smoke (Friday January 16 2015)

Archived Oxford United Articles

List All Vital U's Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. ollie 1
2. Tel Boy 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Oxford 2 - 2 Exeter
Oxford 2 - 3 Southend
Dag & Red 0 - 0 Oxford
Oxford 1 - 2 Cheltenham
Plymouth 1 - 2 Oxford
Oxford 0 - 2 Shrewsbury

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Wimbledon 26 10 6 10 0 36
14. Northampton 26 10 4 12 3 34
15. Accrington 26 10 3 13 -8 33
16. Oxford 27 7 9 11 -6 30
17. Cheltenham 27 7 9 11 -13 30
18. Portsmouth 26 7 8 11 -5 29
19. York 27 5 13 9 -5 28

Breaking League News

Fulham defender signs up
Portsmouth : 29/01/2015 13:26:00
Preview: Wycombe Wanderers v Portsmouth
Wycombe : 29/01/2015 12:25:00
York winger crosses border
York : 29/01/2015 12:22:00
Pompey loan Fulham defender
Portsmouth : 29/01/2015 12:15:00
How Many Points Are Needed For A Play-off Spot?
Plymouth : 29/01/2015 10:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the U's make changes in January
Suggested By:  
Yes 50%
No 25%
Not sure 25%