United loan stopper Long aiming to play for keeps

Witney Gazette:

8:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

George Long is looking forward to a battle with Max Crocombe to become Oxford United’s first-choice goalkeeper after joining on loan yesterday.

Oxford United sign loan deal for England Under 21 goalkeeper George Long

Witney Gazette:

12:10pm Friday 25th July 2014

OXFORD United have signed highly-rated goalkeeper George Long on loan from Sheffield United until January.

Crocombe striving to be spot-on at Oxford United

Witney Gazette:

9:30am Friday 25th July 2014

Max keeping it simple in order to impress

Oxford United seal trio of deals for shirt sponsorship

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7:20am Friday 25th July 2014

OXFORD United have agreed deals for three new shirt sponsors this season.

Abingdon Town 1 Oxford United 10

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9:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SAM Long scored a hat-trick as Oxford United's development side ran out 10-1 winners at Abingdon Town.

BOWLS: Carterton too strong for Witney

Witney Gazette: image of bowls close up of bowling woods and jack for sport

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Carterton beat Witney Mills 5-1 in Division 1 of the Oxford & District League, sponsored by Yarnton Nurs-eries.

ATHLETICS: Bolton is pipped by Bruce

Witney Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

James Bolton led Woodstock Harriers to the men’s team title at the Hornton Classic 6 on Saturday.

CRICKET: Marlborough double-up

Witney Gazette: football generic

1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Marlborough (Woodstock) won the Oxfordshire Schools Under 12 pairs league title.

CRICKET: Super Swifts lift the cup

Witney Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Witney Swifts beat Minster Lovell by one run in a thrilling clash to win the Knockout Cup for the third time in their history.

CRICKET: Chadlington edge to narrow success

Witney Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Chadlington squeezed to a thrilling six-run win against Hook Norton in Division 1 on Saturday.

GOLF: Cook is ready to turn pro

Witney Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Jamie Cook is all set to juggle two different sports this season as the Oxford City forward gets closer to becoming a professional golfer.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean reflects on poor weekend

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean at Sepang

11:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Romain Grosjean had a weekend to forget at Sunday’s German Grand Prix.

MOTORSPORT: Moody's looking to set new mark

Witney Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

West Oxfordshire motorcycle racer Steve Moody is looking to do even better when returning to the Isle of Man next month – five years after he last competed in the Manx Grand Prix.

CRICKET: Smith's haul puts Sandford on top

Witney Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Danny Smith took 6-35 to send Sandford St Martin soaring back to the top of Cherwell League Division 3 with a nine-wicket home win against Bletchley Town on Saturday.

CRICKET: Unlucky Tew lose out to rain again

Witney Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Great & Little Tew’s bad luck with the weather continued when their Division 2 derby clash at Shipton-under-Wychwood was washed out.

CRICKET: Tew skipper hails quick-fire Smith

Witney Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Great & Little Tew skipper Andy Harris praised batsman Harry Smith for his spectacular innings which blasted them to within a win of a Lord’s final.

Oxford United announce Derek Fazackerley as new assistant head coach

Witney Gazette:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

OXFORD United have appointed former England No 2 Derek Fazackerley as their new assistant head coach.

Appleton happy with performance of Oxford United youngsters

Witney Gazette:

9:30am Monday 21st July 2014

MICHAEL Appleton hailed the contribution of Oxford United’s youngsters in Saturday’s 1-0 pre-season friendly win over Didcot Town, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

Appleton cool on Gillett link

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Michael Appleton says Simon Gillett is not a transfer target despite the midfielder being spotted watching Oxford United this week.

Oxford United expect quartet to play part at Didcot

Witney Gazette: Josh Ruffels says Oxford United want to finish on a good note for the fans in the final home game of the regular season against Accrington

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Oxford United have almost a clean bill of health as their build-up to the new season continues this afternoon with a friendly at Didcot Town (3).

Oxford United get fitness boost but new signing "unlikely" before weekend

Witney Gazette: Pictures from the U's 3-0 lose at Chesterfield

11:24am Friday 18th July 2014

A TRIO of Oxford United players are set to make their first appearances of pre-season tomorrow, but head coach Michael Appleton rates the prospects of a new signing arriving before the game as slim.

Oxford United off to Bisham Abbey for pre-season

Witney Gazette: MICHAEL APPLETON

6:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Michael Appleton is looking forward to getting to know his players better after Oxford United arranged a last-minute training camp at Bisham Abbey.

Appleton aiming to improve Oxford United's recruitment

Witney Gazette:

9:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

MICHAEL Appleton remains hopeful of making another signing before the weekend, but the Oxford United head coach admits improvements need to be made to their recruitment strategy.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean looks for change in luck

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean’s race ended on lap four

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Romain Grosjean says he is determined to bounce back when he competes in this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

BOWLS: Carterton in hot form

Witney Gazette: image of bowls close up of bowling woods and jack for sport

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Carterton ended Shiplake’s recent good run with a 5-1 home victory in Division 1 of the Oxford & District Bowls League sponsored by Yarnton Nurseries.

MOTORSPORT: Dew delight as he takes second at Rockingham

Witney Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Alex Dew raced to an impressive fifth podium of the season as he finished second in the BMW Compact Cup at Rockingham Speedway.

ATHLETICS: Humphreys is sixth

Witney Gazette: Chipping Norton’s Megan Humphreys starred in the intermediate girls’ 800m

1:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Megan Humphreys finished sixth in the intermediate girls’ 1,500m at the English Schools Track & Field Championships.

RACING: Longsdon boosted by Fehily

Witney Gazette: OPTIONS: Opening Batsman, ridden by Noel Fehily

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon provided stable jockey Noel Fehily with his first winner since his comeback from injury when Pure Style lived up to his name at Worcester.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw has sights on podium

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Chipping Norton’s Sean Walkinshaw is eyeing a push for his first podium of the EuroFormula Open campaign when rounds nine and ten take place at Silverstone this weekend.

CRICKET: Sanklecha in repeat show

Witney Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A five-wicket haul from Anupam Sanklecha and a fine knock of 70 from Calvin Dickinson steered Shipton-under-Wychwood to a six-wicket win at home to Falkland in Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 2 on Saturday.

BOXING: Awe-struck Hall meets hero Brook

Witney Gazette:

11:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Windrush Boxing Club’s light bantamweight Nathan Hall, 15, had a work experience week he will never forget after he trained at the famous Ingle gym in Sheffield.

CRICKET: Downs can't build on bowling blitz

Witney Gazette:

10:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Oxford Downs dismissed Wolverton Town for only 118, but still contrived to lose and so stay bottom of the Cherwell League Division 1 table.

CRICKET: Arnold shines in last-ball drama

Witney Gazette:

10:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Patrick Arnold hammered 94 as Eynsham tied their OCA League Division 3 clash at Fringford off the last ball.

Oxford United announce two additions to club's board

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10:03am Wednesday 16th July 2014

OXFORD United have announced two new faces will join the club's board.

New signing Michael Collins swayed by Oxford United ambition

Witney Gazette:

9:30am Wednesday 16th July 2014

OXFORD United’s ambition and the prospect of more transfer activity was enough to convince Michael Collins to walk out on a trial with a League One club and sign up.

CRICKET: Woods show lifts Tew off bottom

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Matt Woods took five wickets as Great & Little Tew recorded an 88-run victory at Chesham to move off the foot of the Division 2 table on Saturday.

Oxford City 0 Oxford Utd 1

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10:14pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A TYRONE Marsh penalty ensured Oxford United saw off Oxford City to make it two wins out of two outings in pre-season.

Oxford United sign Michael Collins

Witney Gazette:

3:50pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

MIDFIELDER Michael Collins has become Michael Appleton's first signing for Oxford United.

Oxford United game selected for television

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3:48pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

OXFORD United's trip to Cambridge United has been moved to a lunchtime kick-off after being selected for television.

Get ready for the Wright stuff

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Jake Wright is hoping a full recovery from the injuries which blighted his performances in the spring will see him return to top form when the new season begins.

Appleton hails Josh Ashby as Oxford United youngster makes big impression in friendly win + match highlights

Witney Gazette:

9:30am Monday 14th July 2014

MICHAEL Appleton reserved special praise for Josh Ashby after the teenager finished off an impressive week by scoring the winner for Oxford United on Saturday.

Watch: Farnborough 1 Oxford United 2 + extended highlights

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4:16pm Saturday 12th July 2014

TEENAGERS James Roberts and Josh Ashby were on target to get Oxford United off to a winning start in pre-season.

Oxford United's players are out to impress

Witney Gazette:

9:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

Oxford United begin their pre-season fixtures this afternoon (2) with head coach Michael Appleton urging the players to keep it simple.

Oxford boss Appleton targets minimum of four new signings

Witney Gazette:

9:30am Friday 11th July 2014

Reinforcements are on the way for Oxford United, with Michael Appleton targeting a minimum of four signings before the start of the season.

Michael Appleton closing in on first Oxford United signings

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1:18pm Thursday 10th July 2014

MICHAEL Appleton is hoping his first Oxford United signing could be completed before Saturday's opening pre-season game at Farnborough.

Constable keeping close tabs on Oxford United

Witney Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

JAMES Constable will still keep close tabs on Oxford United’s fortunes despite starting the next stage of his career away from the Kassam Stadium, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw takes career-best fifth place

Witney Gazette:

2:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Chipping Norton’s Sean Walkinshaw raced to an impressive career-best fifth place finish in the EuroFormula Open at the Hungaroring.

ATHLETICS: Naylor signs off in style with Combe win

Witney Gazette: Woodstock Harriers’ Steve Naylor recorded the fastest men’s leg in the Oxfordshire Road Relays

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Cassington's Steve Naylor signed off by winning the senior men’s race in the third round of the Oxfordshire Mota-Vation Series at Combe.

BOWLS: Woodstock's joy

Witney Gazette: image of bowls close up of bowling woods and jack for sport

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Woodstock hit the century mark in a 5-1 win against Oxford University Press in Division 4 of the Oxford & District League sponsored by Yarnton Nurseries.

MOTORSPORT: Lotus looking to Mercedes power

Witney Gazette: Romain Grosjean (right) shows his delight at his eighth place

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Lotus are poised to change to Mercedes engines next season.







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