Oxford United gunned down by Spitfires

First published in Oxford Utd

Oxford United went down 2-0 at Eastleigh’s Silverlake Stadium in their penultimate friendly.

United, who started with a mixture of triallists and first-team players, including No 1 goalkeeper Ryan Clarke, fell to goals from former United player Craig McAllister and Jai Reason, the latter netting in the dying moments.

The U’s had the ball in the net on 32 minutes after Adam Chapman found Tom Craddock in space, but United’s captain for the day was flagged offside.

The Spitfires went ahead when Marvin Williams raced through to reach the ball just before Clarke, setting up McAllister for an easy finish.

Youth team player Callum O’Dowda drew a full-length save from Jack Dovey, while Craddock hit a post before the break.

United kept the same line-up for the second half and after 52 minutes, JP Pittman went close to an equaliser with a shot that just cleared the bar. At the other end, McAllister’s angled shot beat Clarke but came back off a post.

With five minutes remaining, O’Dowda’s early cross found Craddock on the edge of the six-yard box, but he was crowded out as he tried to turn and the chance went begging.

Then, with two minutes on the clock, Eastleigh made sure of the win as Reason converted a low cross.

 

Oxford Utd: Clarke, Kamara, Foot, Tafazoli, McGinty, Chapman, Peterlin, Craddock, Pittman, Marsh, O’Dowda (Long 88).

Attendance: 290.

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10:11am Wed 8 Aug 12

Joe1 says...

Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground?

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground? "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Joe1
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10:57am Wed 8 Aug 12

DuberryandBeanofan says...

Joe1 wrote:
Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground?

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows!
[quote][p][bold]Joe1[/bold] wrote: Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground? "COME ON YOU YELLOWS"[/p][/quote]Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows! DuberryandBeanofan
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1:06pm Wed 8 Aug 12

Adman says...

I recognise 6 of the names, of which one signed officially less than a week ago. An attendance of 290; hardly a game of any importance at all.
I recognise 6 of the names, of which one signed officially less than a week ago. An attendance of 290; hardly a game of any importance at all. Adman
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1:42pm Wed 8 Aug 12

eatmygoal says...

Adman wrote:
I recognise 6 of the names, of which one signed officially less than a week ago. An attendance of 290; hardly a game of any importance at all.
True. But these facts won't stop certain people from the other end of the A420 getting over excited, going crossed eyed, dribbling and getting all hot and sticky about their nether regions.......
[quote][p][bold]Adman[/bold] wrote: I recognise 6 of the names, of which one signed officially less than a week ago. An attendance of 290; hardly a game of any importance at all.[/p][/quote]True. But these facts won't stop certain people from the other end of the A420 getting over excited, going crossed eyed, dribbling and getting all hot and sticky about their nether regions....... eatmygoal
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3:10pm Wed 8 Aug 12

r_bedding says...

We were pretty poor though. CW was not there last night. I certainly did not see him from sat inside the bar.
We were pretty poor though. CW was not there last night. I certainly did not see him from sat inside the bar. r_bedding
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5:28pm Wed 8 Aug 12

Chish and Fips says...

eatmygoal wrote:
Adman wrote:
I recognise 6 of the names, of which one signed officially less than a week ago. An attendance of 290; hardly a game of any importance at all.
True. But these facts won't stop certain people from the other end of the A420 getting over excited, going crossed eyed, dribbling and getting all hot and sticky about their nether regions.......
I wouldn't go as far as that eatmyhat - but it does put rather a smirk on ones face.

If its any consolation in your hour of need, we play Crystal Palace tonight - so I expect we are on to a hiding.

Happy Days eh ?
[quote][p][bold]eatmygoal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adman[/bold] wrote: I recognise 6 of the names, of which one signed officially less than a week ago. An attendance of 290; hardly a game of any importance at all.[/p][/quote]True. But these facts won't stop certain people from the other end of the A420 getting over excited, going crossed eyed, dribbling and getting all hot and sticky about their nether regions.......[/p][/quote]I wouldn't go as far as that eatmyhat - but it does put rather a smirk on ones face. If its any consolation in your hour of need, we play Crystal Palace tonight - so I expect we are on to a hiding. Happy Days eh ? Chish and Fips
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6:59pm Wed 8 Aug 12

kckidlington says...

DuberryandBeanofan wrote:
Joe1 wrote:
Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground?

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows!
Spot on why do some supporters get so carried away

Clue in the name it's a friendly get it!

Come on you yellows
[quote][p][bold]DuberryandBeanofan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe1[/bold] wrote: Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground? "COME ON YOU YELLOWS"[/p][/quote]Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows![/p][/quote]Spot on why do some supporters get so carried away Clue in the name it's a friendly get it! Come on you yellows kckidlington
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8:43pm Wed 8 Aug 12

Joe1 says...

DuberryandBeanofan wrote:

Joe1 wrote:
Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground?

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows!
Spot on why do some supporters get so carried away

Clue in the name it's a friendly get it!

Come on you yellows


Could it be something to do with pride of the club you support?????
DuberryandBeanofan wrote: Joe1 wrote: Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground? "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows! Spot on why do some supporters get so carried away Clue in the name it's a friendly get it! Come on you yellows Could it be something to do with pride of the club you support????? Joe1
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9:08pm Wed 8 Aug 12

kckidlington says...

Joe1 wrote:
DuberryandBeanofan wrote:

Joe1 wrote:
Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground?

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows!
Spot on why do some supporters get so carried away

Clue in the name it's a friendly get it!

Come on you yellows


Could it be something to do with pride of the club you support?????
Still don't think you get it!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Joe1[/bold] wrote: DuberryandBeanofan wrote: Joe1 wrote: Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground? "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows! Spot on why do some supporters get so carried away Clue in the name it's a friendly get it! Come on you yellows Could it be something to do with pride of the club you support?????[/p][/quote]Still don't think you get it!!!! kckidlington
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3:26pm Thu 9 Aug 12

eatmygoal says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
eatmygoal wrote:
Adman wrote:
I recognise 6 of the names, of which one signed officially less than a week ago. An attendance of 290; hardly a game of any importance at all.
True. But these facts won't stop certain people from the other end of the A420 getting over excited, going crossed eyed, dribbling and getting all hot and sticky about their nether regions.......
I wouldn't go as far as that eatmyhat - but it does put rather a smirk on ones face.

If its any consolation in your hour of need, we play Crystal Palace tonight - so I expect we are on to a hiding.

Happy Days eh ?
We don't care :-)
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eatmygoal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adman[/bold] wrote: I recognise 6 of the names, of which one signed officially less than a week ago. An attendance of 290; hardly a game of any importance at all.[/p][/quote]True. But these facts won't stop certain people from the other end of the A420 getting over excited, going crossed eyed, dribbling and getting all hot and sticky about their nether regions.......[/p][/quote]I wouldn't go as far as that eatmyhat - but it does put rather a smirk on ones face. If its any consolation in your hour of need, we play Crystal Palace tonight - so I expect we are on to a hiding. Happy Days eh ?[/p][/quote]We don't care :-) eatmygoal
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4:49pm Thu 9 Aug 12

Joe1 says...

08pm Wed 8 Aug 12

Joe1 wrote:
DuberryandBeanofan wrote:

Joe1 wrote:
Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground?

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows!
Spot on why do some supporters get so carried away

Clue in the name it's a friendly get it!

Come on you yellows


Could it be something to do with pride of the club you support?????
Still don't think you get it!!!!”
Joe1 wrote: DuberryandBeanofan wrote: Joe1 wrote: Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground? "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows! Spot on why do some supporters get so carried away Clue in the name it's a friendly get it! Come on you yellows Could it be something to do with pride of the club you support?????
Still don't think you get it!!!! kckidlington
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I get it Pal, do you???

To loose, no matter what type of match is a shame for us true supporters to see or read about. Hope that helps to clarify for you.

So re Versus City:

"COME ON YOU YELLOWS"
08pm Wed 8 Aug 12 Joe1 wrote: DuberryandBeanofan wrote: Joe1 wrote: Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground? "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows! Spot on why do some supporters get so carried away Clue in the name it's a friendly get it! Come on you yellows Could it be something to do with pride of the club you support????? Still don't think you get it!!!!” [quote][p][bold]Joe1[/bold] wrote: DuberryandBeanofan wrote: Joe1 wrote: Just showes how reliant we are re playing our full team. This wa a poor show. Are we a little thin on the ground? "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Its a friendly for goodness sake! Results really don't matter at the moment. Come on you yellows! Spot on why do some supporters get so carried away Clue in the name it's a friendly get it! Come on you yellows Could it be something to do with pride of the club you support?????[/p][/quote]Still don't think you get it!!!! kckidlington Quote » | Report this I get it Pal, do you??? To loose, no matter what type of match is a shame for us true supporters to see or read about. Hope that helps to clarify for you. So re Versus City: "COME ON YOU YELLOWS" Joe1
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6:34pm Fri 10 Aug 12

kckidlington says...

No a true supporter would realise that these games are used to look at players and match fitness and by the way it's lose not loose!!!
No a true supporter would realise that these games are used to look at players and match fitness and by the way it's lose not loose!!! kckidlington
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1:52pm Sat 11 Aug 12

simonhopkins says...

Not too fussed about loosing a friendly, keeping their energy for the season proper. COME ON YOU Us. Yep im old school and used to love going to the manor ground watching them. By the way when did the motto change to "come on you yellows?"
Not too fussed about loosing a friendly, keeping their energy for the season proper. COME ON YOU Us. Yep im old school and used to love going to the manor ground watching them. By the way when did the motto change to "come on you yellows?" simonhopkins
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