Oxford United vs Swansea City FA Cup 3rd Round.

Today at a sold out Kassam Stadium, Oxford welcomed Swansea where the cameras were set. Was there going to be an upset? I thought that from the first whistle Oxford played there natural football. George Baldock and Jonny Lundstram were the main artitects of the U’s attacks. It was a tad unfortunate when Jefferson Montero scored a lovely back heel to put the struggling premier league side ahead. The set back didn’t cause the U’s many problems as on the stroke of half time Alex MacDonald was fouled in the box, step up Liam Sercombe, goal! The guy is on fire! 14 goals this season I think now. As the transfer window is open can we keep Kemar Roofe, Liam Sercombe and Callum O Dowda? Those players are the spine of this very exciting young team. 

In the second half Kemar Roofe scored a brilliant 20 yarder. Then he scored another one by chipping Nordfeldt. 3 – 1 to the Oxford boys. Was it job done? Well Bafetimbi Gomes had different ideas. He pulled another goal back for the Swans. 3 – 2. It was a nervy 20 minutes as Jonjo Shelvey tried his luck from outside the penalty box. The atmosphere was on another level from the conference days. Packed out Kassam, this was a massive game and for the FA cup the biggest upset. Michael Appleton brought on Danny Hylton, Patrick Hoban and Callum O Dowda. The hold up play by Hoban was immense as time ticked. 

I will never ever forget this game. Who will we get in the next round? Will we get a money spinner at home or will we go to a club in London? The full time whistle blew and the U’s won 3 – 2. 



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