To mark Oxford United’s 125th season, we are looking back at what made the news this week in three of the club's promotion-winning campaigns


OXFORD United stayed in the Fourth Division promotion race thanks to a 3-0 win at Southport – their first success over the Lancashire club.

While they were not at their best, but the fourth away win of the season kept them hard on the heels of the leaders.

It came via Colin Booth, who broke a run of five scoreless games with a hat-trick.

Rochdale’s draw at Doncaster meant United returned to fifth place, thanks to their superior goal average.


OXFORD United eased into a two-point lead in the Second Division with a maximum six-point haul over Easter.

John Aldridge and Jeremy Charles struck in a 2-0 win at Cardiff City, before the latter netted the only goal of the game against Middlesbrough at the Manor two days later.

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Boss Jim Smith said: “It was our worst performance at home for a long time, but fortunately Middlesbrough couldn’t finish.”

United wasted penalties in both matches, taking their number of failures across the season to six.

Bobby McDonald and Dave Langan were the latest to fail from the spot.


RAMPANT Oxford United laid their Wycombe bogey to rest as they completed a perfect Easter with a thumping 3-0 win.

More than 2,000 fans at Adams Park were chanting ‘the U’s are going up’ after seeing Stuart Massey, Paul Moody and David Rush score.

Wycombe had won the previous three meetings, but boss Denis Smith said: “I’ve been fed up getting beaten by Wycombe in these local derbies and it’s pleasing we can hold our heads up again.”

Coming after a 1-0 win against Blackpool, it took the U’s third in Division 2.