Junior joins United's ranks

Witney Gazette:

9:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Michael Appleton was thrilled Oxford United’s pat-ience paid off after they finally clinched the signing of Junior Brown last night.

U's get to grips with new sponsor

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Tyre firm Black ‘n’ Rounds have agreed to become Oxford United’s home shirt sponsor next season.

Oxford United sign Fleetwood winger

Witney Gazette:

6:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

OXFORD United have strengthened their attacking options by signing Junior Brown on a 12-month deal.

Meades aiming to stake his claim at Oxford United

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

JON Meades is loving every second of pre-season as the midfielder looks to put his injury nightmare firmly in the past.

No bye for Oxford United in JPT

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6:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

OXFORD United will be in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy first round draw next month after missing out on a bye.

CRICKET: Barrett century stuns leaders

Witney Gazette:

4:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Joe Barrett hit a sparkling century to set Shipton-under-Wychwood on the way to a stunning six-wicket home win over Division 2 leaders Reading on Saturday.

BOWLS: West Witney in sight of crown

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4:17pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Leaders West Witney closed in on the Division 2 title with a 5-1 win against Chipping Norton in the Oxford and District League, sponsored by Yarnton Nurseries.

MOTORSPORT: Lotus suffer more misery

Witney Gazette: Lotus’ Pastor Maldonado says questions need to asked after his crash with Esteban Gutierrez

4:15pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The Enstone-based Lotus team had another weekend to forget in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

WATERSKI-ING: Nutt strikes three gold at nationals

Witney Gazette:

4:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Katie Nutt, from Standlake, struck gold in all three disciplines at the National Championships in Hazelwood Ski World, Lincoln over the weekend.

CRICKET: Sorry Downs slip closer to the drop

Witney Gazette:

4:09pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Oxford Downs slipped closer to the Cherwell League Division 1 relegation trapdoor following a three-wicket defeat at home to Cumnor on Saturday.

CRICKET: Knight's ton caps Charlbury victory

Witney Gazette:

4:05pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Rob Knight struck a century as Charlbury pulled off a shock 64-run win against Great Horwood in Division 1.

CRICKET: Skipper Harris is on a mission

Witney Gazette: Andy Harris took 3-9 in Tew's cup win at Cropredy

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Great & Little Tew skipper Andy Harris is hoping his side can turn the tables on Home Counties rivals Dinton in Sunday’s Davidstow Village Cup semi-final.

CRICKET: Brilliant Brock is Tew booster

Witney Gazette:

3:58pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Lloyd Brock returned Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League club record figures of 6-39 as Great & Little Tew moved out of the Division 2 relegation zone with a six-wicket win at Falkland.

Appleton's closing in on striker for Oxford United

Witney Gazette:

8:50am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Michael Appleton says Oxford United are “super close” to signing a striker to boost a side which lacked a cutting edge in a 1-0 home defeat to Wolves last night.

POLL: Which Oxford United signing impressed the most against Wolves?

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10:33pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Oxford United fall to Clarke strike

Witney Gazette:

9:47pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Oxford United suffered their first setback of pre-season as Leon Clarke's strike gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a narrow victory at the Kassam Stadium.

Riley signing is worth the risk - Oxford United boss

Witney Gazette:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Signing Joe Riley for Oxford United was a “no-brainer” according to head coach Michael Appleton, despite the full back’s injury record.

Appleton hungry for Wolves test

Witney Gazette:

8:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Michael Appleton is hoping Oxford United can continue their pre-season progress as Wolverhampton Wanderers visit the Kassam Stadium tonight (7.45).

Oxford United sign Bolton full back Joe Riley on loan

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10:59am Monday 28th July 2014

OXFORD United have signed Bolton Wanderers full back Joe Riley on loan until January.

FOOTBALL: Appleton's hopeful of imminent new signing for United


6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

At least one new face is expected at Oxford United training this morning as Michael Appleton looks to strengthen ahead of tomorrow’s home friendly with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Oxford United beat Fulham youngsters in pre-season friendly

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1:51pm Saturday 26th July 2014

OXFORD United confidently swept aside Fulham's development side 3-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Roman Way.

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

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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.

CRICKET: Marlborough double-up

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1:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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