Oxford United versus Scunthorpe United

How did the referee not show a yellow card in this sky bet league one encounter at Grenoble Road this afternoon? 

Should Antonio Martinez be getting more protection by the referees? 

Michael Appleton’s starting 11 was: Eastwood, Edwards, Dunkley, Nelson, Skarz, Ruffels, Rothwell, Sercombe, Lundstram, Martinez and McAleny. I was surprised to see so many alterations although we’re in a period of having matches twice a week and resting players could be vital in the final run in. 

Wembley will be a great experience for John Lundstam, Curtis Nelson, Marvin Johnson, Rob Hall, Simon Eastwood and Kane Hemmings.

In the 11th minute Scunthorpe took the lead against the run of play with a great team move  that found the right hand corner courtesy of Paddy Madden. I’ve always held Paddy Madden in high regard as a top talent. 

On 12 minutes, the fans got up on there feet and had a minutes applause in memory of Steve Dyer who tragically lost his fight with cancer on Thursday night in a hospice in America. 

Half time: Oxford United 0 Scunthorpe 1.

Oxford managed to get back in the game with a delicious cross from the far side of the pitch that Johnny Lundstram lashed in. It was 1 all and game on. I was really pleased that Lunny broke his duck. He’s worked so hard and leading by example.

How did the U’s not have a penalty? 

In the 92nd minute, Curtis Nelson or Phil Edwards kicked in the winning goal. I can’t believe that the fans leave there seats before the final whistle. In my opinion whatever is happening on the pitch you stay until the final whistle. 

Full time: Oxford United 2 Scunthorpe United 1. It was great to see the bench jump up in delight at the winning goal as I thought that we would drop points at home again. 

Come On You Yellows! 


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