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Oxford V Southend

Oxford United
vs.
Southend United

Kassam Stadium

8th Jan 2013

19:45hrs

The yellows play Paul Sturrocks Southend in the Johnstone Paint Trophy area semi-final. Its winner take all and progress to the area Final.

After tonight the winners will be just two stages away from a Wembley appearnce.

Justin Richards will be missing tonight as he is cup tied but Liam Davis could make a return on the bench. I'd expect Sean Rigg to return to the starting line up, but we could see Josh Parker make his first start up front.

Oxford United have reduced ticket prices for the match so its worth getting behind the U's

Oxford United Team News:

Oxford United team last match:01 Clarke,02 Batt,05 Duberry,06 Wright,17 Capaldi,23 O'Brien (Rigg - 67),08 Heslop,20 Leven,15 Potter,18 Richards,29 Craddock

Substitutes:21 Brown,04 Raynes,22 Worley,14 Rigg,25 Parker,35 O'Dowda,28 Marsh

Player to watch: Tommy Craddock

The leading scorer for the OUFC has already got 2 goals against the Shrimpers.

Southend United Team News:

Southend United team last match:01 Smith,02 Clohessy,06 Cresswell,15 Phillips,16 Prosser,08 Timlin,14 Hurst,26 Laird,30 Woodyard Booked,10 Corr (Benyon - 78),21 Tomlin

Substitutes:17 Bentley,03 Straker,23 Barker,11 Martin,19 Spicer,07 Eastwood,24 Benyon

Player to watch: Barry Corr

Got two goals in his last match to earn his team a draw against Brentford.

Match Facts & Stats

The Shrimpers were formed 1906 but are also known as the Blues and the Seasiders.

Oxford have won 19 lost 16 and the teams have drawn 5 times.

They last met in npower league 2 action 21st Aug 2012 where the U's won 2-0, both goals coming from Tommy Craddock.

The team that day

Team Details
1 Ryan Clarke
2 Damian Batt
3 Michael Raynes
4 Jake Wright
5 Tony Capaldi
6 Adam Chapman
7 Lee Cox (replaced by Tom Craddock 2 (54, 87))
8 Jake Forster-Caskey
9 Alfie Potter (replaced by Alex Evans)
10 Deane Smalley
11 Sean Rigg

Match Prediction:

Oxford 1 Southend 0 Scorer: Craddock

Next Fixtures:

Away to Bradford in Npower league 2 Saturday 12th Jan 2013 KO 15:00hrs


Writer:Terry
Date:Tuesday January 8 2013
Time: 12:46PM

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