Home form curse again!!
Sat 9th Aug 15:00hrs
Attendance: 5,370 (away 395)
Oxford United 4231:18 Long Booked,04 Raynes (Mullins - 44),25 Riley,03 Newey,06 Wright,08 Brown (Hylton - 70),11 Potter,14 Ruffels,19 Collins Booked,09 Morris,07 Rose (O'Dowda - 77)
Substitutes:02 Meades,05 Mullins,10 Hylton,13 Hunt,15 O'Dowda,21 Crocombe,31 Roberts
Burton Albion 442:01 McLaughlan,05 Taft,15 McFadzean,02 Edwards Booked,06 Sharps,10 Akins,08 Weir,11 MacDonald Booked (McGurk - 76),04 Mousinho,09 Beavon (Kee - 86),18 Knowles (Palmer - 68)
Substitutes:03 Cansdell-Sherriff,16 Lyness,20 McGurk,23 Palmer,24 Slade,27 Harness,29 Kee
Scorer: Akins 42
On reflection the balance of play was quiet even against the team that lost at wembley in last season's divison playoffs.
We just need to be a little more clever at times at both ends of the pitch. In general the match was ok. But its a point lost rather than 3 missed.