Tomorrow afternoon, Michael Appleton’s side go into battle with Braintree which is unchartered territory. Oxford United have never come up against the “Iron” competitively until they were drawn together in the 1st round.
What will the United fans predict? A thrashing of the team that lies fifth in the Vanaramx National League? I am expecting a tight game between in form Oxford and Braintree. Will the game go to a replay? I am optimistic that the U’s can win but who’s going to stake a claim to keep there place for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy quarter final vs Dagenham on Wednesday night?
My team for tomorrow’s encounter is Buchel in goal, Gayle, Mullins, Cundy, Skarz, MacDonald, Ashby, Rose, O Dowda, Hoban, Taylor. I would rest Sercombe, Roofe, Baldock and Lundstram. The pitch is going to be greasy so I would play it around the deck.
Prediction for the game. 3 – 1 United.
Come on you yellows!