Rigg urges Potter to stay positive despite penalty miss

Banbury Cake: Alfie Potter after his shoot-out miss Alfie Potter after his shoot-out miss

ALFIE Potter should shrug off his penalty miss in Oxford United’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy shoot-out defeat last night, according to Sean Rigg.

The winger was the only player not to convert from 12 yards, as Daniel Bentley’s save proved decisive in Southend United’s victory.

It was unfortunate for the U’s, who fought back from 1-0 and 3-2 down to force penalties thanks to an 89th-minute goal from Rigg, which saw the area semi-final finish 3-3 after 90 minutes.

Rigg was one of three United players to score in the shoot-out and felt Potter, whose late goal won the first-round tie over Swindon Town in September, should not get too down about the setback.

He said: “I feel a lot for Alfie. Obviously he’s disappointed, but he hasn’t got to worry about that because he’s been magnificent in this competition and the league.

“It’s nothing to do with him, that’s just how it goes sometimes.”

For once, goalkeeper Ryan Clarke could not enhance his reputation for saving penalties, although he came close with three of the five efforts.

Rigg said: “Clarkey was really unlucky. We thought he had saved at least one of them when he dived the right way, but unfortunately they snuck in.”

The shoot-out overshadowed an excellent game, which saw an unfamiliar U’s line-up show good character against a strong Southend side.

Assistant manager Mickey Lewis said: “It was thrown together a bit, but we weren’t putting players in lightly, it was because people weren’t fit.

“I think they did themselves proud.

“Penalties are always a bit of a lottery, we’ve won two shoot-outs already this season, but it wasn’t our night.”

Teenager Tyrone Marsh capped his first appearance at the Kassam Stadium with a goal.

Lewis added: “We always preach in training about following up and getting tap-ins.

“Alfie did great with the cross, it was a good header from Riggy and Tyrone was there in the right place.

“Top strikers will get five or six goals like that a season.”

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2:45pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Bart_simpsonDoh says...

No one should miss from twelve yards. Rubbish
No one should miss from twelve yards. Rubbish Bart_simpsonDoh

4:01pm Wed 9 Jan 13

karatavuk says...

Swindon fans are still bitter and twisted because they have never won at the new Wembley.

They are on here because Oxford ruined their chances this season.
Swindon fans are still bitter and twisted because they have never won at the new Wembley. They are on here because Oxford ruined their chances this season. karatavuk

7:22pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Beau champ mummy says...

Get shot if u can't score from 12 yards bsp player at best
Get shot if u can't score from 12 yards bsp player at best Beau champ mummy

7:33pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

karatavuk wrote:
Swindon fans are still bitter and twisted because they have never won at the new Wembley.

They are on here because Oxford ruined their chances this season.
Dream on .... we'll concentrate on promotion again... something you lot should have done, not basking in the wins against us and losing the plot... ho hum ..
[quote][p][bold]karatavuk[/bold] wrote: Swindon fans are still bitter and twisted because they have never won at the new Wembley. They are on here because Oxford ruined their chances this season.[/p][/quote]Dream on .... we'll concentrate on promotion again... something you lot should have done, not basking in the wins against us and losing the plot... ho hum .. Chish and Fips

9:41pm Wed 9 Jan 13

pop up pirate says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
karatavuk wrote:
Swindon fans are still bitter and twisted because they have never won at the new Wembley.

They are on here because Oxford ruined their chances this season.
Dream on .... we'll concentrate on promotion again... something you lot should have done, not basking in the wins against us and losing the plot... ho hum ..
Take beating you lot all the time than going up. As for an Oxford site well it seems swinedump fans are on here more than us. must be utter c**p on yours
While I'm on this subject that scummer Beau champ mummy is on here more than anyone with just total c**p coming from him/her/it.. As for you Chish you do write some honest stuff but you are on here a hell of a lot is it really that bad on your own site. otid
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]karatavuk[/bold] wrote: Swindon fans are still bitter and twisted because they have never won at the new Wembley. They are on here because Oxford ruined their chances this season.[/p][/quote]Dream on .... we'll concentrate on promotion again... something you lot should have done, not basking in the wins against us and losing the plot... ho hum ..[/p][/quote]Take beating you lot all the time than going up. As for an Oxford site well it seems swinedump fans are on here more than us. must be utter c**p on yours While I'm on this subject that scummer Beau champ mummy is on here more than anyone with just total c**p coming from him/her/it.. As for you Chish you do write some honest stuff but you are on here a hell of a lot is it really that bad on your own site. otid pop up pirate

7:10am Thu 10 Jan 13

Chish and Fips says...

pop up pirate wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
karatavuk wrote:
Swindon fans are still bitter and twisted because they have never won at the new Wembley.

They are on here because Oxford ruined their chances this season.
Dream on .... we'll concentrate on promotion again... something you lot should have done, not basking in the wins against us and losing the plot... ho hum ..
Take beating you lot all the time than going up. As for an Oxford site well it seems swinedump fans are on here more than us. must be utter c**p on yours
While I'm on this subject that scummer Beau champ mummy is on here more than anyone with just total c**p coming from him/her/it.. As for you Chish you do write some honest stuff but you are on here a hell of a lot is it really that bad on your own site. otid
PUP well you carry on gloating over the wins whilst your team is sitting in the lower half of the bottom league. I'm sure you don't really mean that, but just trying to make things better in your own mind than they really are.

Our own site by the way is very good I do find they do go into far greater depth than on here, and there are far more posters and often the banter between them is great.
We come on here to see how bad it could be and also some banter with you lot.
I
[quote][p][bold]pop up pirate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]karatavuk[/bold] wrote: Swindon fans are still bitter and twisted because they have never won at the new Wembley. They are on here because Oxford ruined their chances this season.[/p][/quote]Dream on .... we'll concentrate on promotion again... something you lot should have done, not basking in the wins against us and losing the plot... ho hum ..[/p][/quote]Take beating you lot all the time than going up. As for an Oxford site well it seems swinedump fans are on here more than us. must be utter c**p on yours While I'm on this subject that scummer Beau champ mummy is on here more than anyone with just total c**p coming from him/her/it.. As for you Chish you do write some honest stuff but you are on here a hell of a lot is it really that bad on your own site. otid[/p][/quote]PUP well you carry on gloating over the wins whilst your team is sitting in the lower half of the bottom league. I'm sure you don't really mean that, but just trying to make things better in your own mind than they really are. Our own site by the way is very good I do find they do go into far greater depth than on here, and there are far more posters and often the banter between them is great. We come on here to see how bad it could be and also some banter with you lot. I Chish and Fips

8:03am Thu 10 Jan 13

hawkeye1 says...

Chish, I have to agree with the pirate,
you are about the only Swindon fan who comes on our site, and actully has some constructive criticism to say, unlike 70% of the others from down the 420, If only we could get rid of Kassam I think our club would then start to head the right way, nobody will invest in
Oxford United while he has anything to do with the property, as I said before if anyone was to invest in our club, he would find some way to take their investment and put it in his greedy pocket, probably by jacking up the rent again.
Chish, I have to agree with the pirate, you are about the only Swindon fan who comes on our site, and actully has some constructive criticism to say, unlike 70% of the others from down the 420, If only we could get rid of Kassam I think our club would then start to head the right way, nobody will invest in Oxford United while he has anything to do with the property, as I said before if anyone was to invest in our club, he would find some way to take their investment and put it in his greedy pocket, probably by jacking up the rent again. hawkeye1

2:18pm Thu 10 Jan 13

pop up pirate says...

hawkeye1 wrote:
Chish, I have to agree with the pirate, you are about the only Swindon fan who comes on our site, and actully has some constructive criticism to say, unlike 70% of the others from down the 420, If only we could get rid of Kassam I think our club would then start to head the right way, nobody will invest in Oxford United while he has anything to do with the property, as I said before if anyone was to invest in our club, he would find some way to take their investment and put it in his greedy pocket, probably by jacking up the rent again.
Spot on with all of that hawkeye. Kassam as become a lead weight around our necks.
[quote][p][bold]hawkeye1[/bold] wrote: Chish, I have to agree with the pirate, you are about the only Swindon fan who comes on our site, and actully has some constructive criticism to say, unlike 70% of the others from down the 420, If only we could get rid of Kassam I think our club would then start to head the right way, nobody will invest in Oxford United while he has anything to do with the property, as I said before if anyone was to invest in our club, he would find some way to take their investment and put it in his greedy pocket, probably by jacking up the rent again.[/p][/quote]Spot on with all of that hawkeye. Kassam as become a lead weight around our necks. pop up pirate

2:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

pop up pirate says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
pop up pirate wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
karatavuk wrote: Swindon fans are still bitter and twisted because they have never won at the new Wembley. They are on here because Oxford ruined their chances this season.
Dream on .... we'll concentrate on promotion again... something you lot should have done, not basking in the wins against us and losing the plot... ho hum ..
Take beating you lot all the time than going up. As for an Oxford site well it seems swinedump fans are on here more than us. must be utter c**p on yours While I'm on this subject that scummer Beau champ mummy is on here more than anyone with just total c**p coming from him/her/it.. As for you Chish you do write some honest stuff but you are on here a hell of a lot is it really that bad on your own site. otid
PUP well you carry on gloating over the wins whilst your team is sitting in the lower half of the bottom league. I'm sure you don't really mean that, but just trying to make things better in your own mind than they really are. Our own site by the way is very good I do find they do go into far greater depth than on here, and there are far more posters and often the banter between them is great. We come on here to see how bad it could be and also some banter with you lot. I
Thanks for that chish about your site I would never have known as I have never been on there. As hawkeye as put it you are one of the few that actually has something worth reading from the swindon fans. To be honest I personally would prefer to beat you twice & go up. But had to settle for just beating you. I think Swindon have a good chance of winning that league as well. Not to keen on the manager though. Otid
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pop up pirate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]karatavuk[/bold] wrote: Swindon fans are still bitter and twisted because they have never won at the new Wembley. They are on here because Oxford ruined their chances this season.[/p][/quote]Dream on .... we'll concentrate on promotion again... something you lot should have done, not basking in the wins against us and losing the plot... ho hum ..[/p][/quote]Take beating you lot all the time than going up. As for an Oxford site well it seems swinedump fans are on here more than us. must be utter c**p on yours While I'm on this subject that scummer Beau champ mummy is on here more than anyone with just total c**p coming from him/her/it.. As for you Chish you do write some honest stuff but you are on here a hell of a lot is it really that bad on your own site. otid[/p][/quote]PUP well you carry on gloating over the wins whilst your team is sitting in the lower half of the bottom league. I'm sure you don't really mean that, but just trying to make things better in your own mind than they really are. Our own site by the way is very good I do find they do go into far greater depth than on here, and there are far more posters and often the banter between them is great. We come on here to see how bad it could be and also some banter with you lot. I[/p][/quote]Thanks for that chish about your site I would never have known as I have never been on there. As hawkeye as put it you are one of the few that actually has something worth reading from the swindon fans. To be honest I personally would prefer to beat you twice & go up. But had to settle for just beating you. I think Swindon have a good chance of winning that league as well. Not to keen on the manager though. Otid pop up pirate

11:08pm Thu 10 Jan 13

35 year fan says...

chish

did your boyfriend give you that name?
chish did your boyfriend give you that name? 35 year fan

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