Oxford United vs AFC Wimbledon

At a cloudy cold Kassam Stadium Michael Appleton made 2 enforced changes. Benji Buchel made way for Sam Slocombe as the former was on international duty with Lichenstein and Danny Hylton for Callum O Dowda who was on international duty with the Republic of Ireland Under 21s team. 

Before the game began today both sets of fans stood for a minutes silence in memory of James Roberts brother Ben who tragically died in a car crash this time last weekend. The silence was impeccably observed by both sets of fans. Adebayo Akinfenwa was on the bench with Lyle Taylor and Adebayo Azeez starting up front. United was shooting towards the fence end and Wimbledon shooting towards a fuller looking East Stand. Jordan Graham looks very impressive and before the game United are wanting to extend the loan until the end of December. Fingers crossed. 

The referee and the 4th official weren’t really very consistent as they missed 2 very good shouts of a penalty. At half time it was 0 – 0. Before the 2nd half began I noticed Teddy Sheringham in the South Stand Upper. 

I was thinking that after the great adrenalin rush of the result from Tuesday night. In the 80th minute, George Baldock struck a delicious shot that found the back of the net, scenes. Adebayo Akinfenwa brought some meat to the table but United hung on for a very welcome 3 points. 

Next weekend will be an even tougher test when we visit Leyton Orient for the first time since 2005/06 season. Oxford United are up to 3rd in the table and are looking good but it’s a long season. 

Come on you yellows. 

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