Peter Leven impressed by Oxford's Terminator

Banbury Cake: Debutant Lewis Montrose, flanked by midfielder partner Peter Leven, is booked after an early clash with Bradford’s Nathan Doyle Debutant Lewis Montrose, flanked by midfielder partner Peter Leven, is booked after an early clash with Bradford’s Nathan Doyle

PETER Leven compared Lewis Montrose to an Arnold Schwarzenegger character following a hugely impressive Oxford United debut, writes DAVID PRITCHARD.

The on-loan Gillingham midfielder was cup-tied for the previous two U’s games, but made up for lost time on Saturday by starring in United’s 2-1 win at Bradford City.

Montrose added steel alongside Leven in the middle of the park and used the ball well.

He almost crowned the display with a stunning goal in the first half, but after a mazy dribble his shot was blocked.

Leven was thrilled to see his midfield partner perform so well, in a display which reminded him of Schwarzenegger’s most famous role.

He said: “He was like the Terminator at times, chasing everybody down.

“He’s a good player. I’ve come up against him before and he’s a good kid as well, so it’s good for the squad.”

Leven continued his rich vein of form in front of goal by converting a last-gasp penalty, which sealed the result.

He slammed home his sixth goal of the season, four of which have come from the penalty spot.

The 29-year-old insisted having a spot-kick so late in the game did not increase the pressure.

He said: “You don’t even think about it, I didn’t know how long was left.

“A penalty is a penalty, whether it’s in the first minute or the last, but I put myself forward to take it and I scored again.

“I think it was our best away performance of the season. We were different class in the way we passed the ball and worked for each other.”

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5:01pm Tue 15 Jan 13

davecuddoufc says...

Bluddy brilliant win!
Bluddy brilliant win! davecuddoufc
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