Our futures are on the line, says Oxford United skipper

Witney Gazette: United captain Jake Wright

9:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

JAKE Wright admits he is among the Oxford United players whose future at the club is on the line after their play-off ambitions all but vanished during a wretched Easter weekend.

Oxford United youngsters well beaten at Colchester

Witney Gazette: Jon Meades, pictured in the pre-season game at Ardley United is back in training after seven months out with an ankle injury

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AN inexperienced Oxford United Development side went down 4-0 at Colchester United yesterday afternoon The U’s looked at six trialists in their line-up, with Matt Bevans the only player included to have played for the first team this season.

Oxford United boss refuses to throw in the towel

Witney Gazette: United's players look disconsolate after going a goal down at Scunthorpe

9:30am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GARY Waddock ref-used to give up on Oxford United reaching the play-offs, but a 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe United left them needing a miracle.

Who was Oxford United's man of the match at Scunthorpe?

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7:05pm Monday 21st April 2014

Scunthorpe Utd 1 (Sparrow 15), Oxford Utd 0

Witney Gazette: Scunthorpe Utd 1 (Sparrow 15), Oxford Utd 0

5:07pm Monday 21st April 2014

A second defeat over the Easter weekend left Oxford United's play-off ambitions hanging by a thread.

Whing: We will have respect for Scunthorpe, but not fear

Witney Gazette: Andy Whing is first to this header during his brief appearance as a substitute in Oxford’s win at Plymouth last weekend

10:30am Monday 21st April 2014

ANDY Whing thinks Scunthorpe United’s mammoth unbeaten run deserves respect, but will not intimidate Oxford United this afternoon.

Oxford United bid to be the party poopers

Witney Gazette: Gary Waddock

9:30am Monday 21st April 2014

GARY Waddock says Oxford United will be fired up to spoil Scunthorpe United’s promotion party this afternoon.

Waddock to shuffle Oxford United pack to take on leaders

Witney Gazette: Gary Waddock

7:50am Monday 21st April 2014

CHANGES will be made to the starting line-up as Oxford United play their second game in four days his afternoon.

Northampton clash a sell-out

Witney Gazette: Chris Wilder is unveiled as the new Northampton Town manager at Sixfields yesterday

6:50am Monday 21st April 2014

TICKETS for Oxford United’s final game of the season at Northampton Town have sold out.

Oxford United's women suffer second successive defeat

Witney Gazette: Sahara Osborne-Ricketts

5:50am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFORD United slipped to their second successive Women’s Super League defeat in cruel fashion as a deadly second-half display from title favourites Doncaster Rovers Belles saw the U’s go down to a 4-1 defeat on Saturday.

Oxford United in a spot of bother after being sunk by controversial penalty

Witney Gazette: Ryan Williams sums up the mood around the Kassam Stadium as he misses a good chance in the second half as Oxford United lost 1-0 to fellow play-off hopefuls York City

9:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

OXFORD United felt hard done by as their crunch meeting with fellow play-off hopefuls York City was decided by a hotly-contested penalty.

Who was Oxford United's man of the match against York?

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6:51pm Friday 18th April 2014

Oxford Utd 0, York City 1 (Coulson pen 47)

Witney Gazette: Michael Raynes last scored in March

4:59pm Friday 18th April 2014

OXFORD United's play-off fate is no longer in their hands after they were leapfrogged by York City, who won the Good Friday meeting at the Kassam Stadium.

Josh's joy at new Oxford United deal

Witney Gazette: Josh Ruffels has agreed a new contract with Oxford United

9:30am Friday 18th April 2014

JOSH Ruffels was thrilled to sign a lengthy new contract at Oxford United after admitting his first season at the club had exceeded expectations.

Memories stick for Constable during Oxford United's run-in

Witney Gazette: James Constable controls the ball as Josh Ruffels looks on in Saturday’s win at Plymouth

9:20am Friday 18th April 2014

A RANDOM find in the back of a drawer this week has given James Constable added inspiration ahead of today’s game.

Clarke hoping for a quiet game after having a hand in Oxford United win

Witney Gazette: Ryan Clarke shouts instructions at Plymouth Argyle, where he made vital saves last weekend  Picture: David Fleming

9:10am Friday 18th April 2014

AFTER taking centre stage last weekend with one of the best saves of his career, Oxford United goalkeeper Ryan Clarke would be happy to be out of the spotlight this afternoon.

Oxford United's boss wants a 'very Good Friday'

Witney Gazette: Deane Smalley

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

GARY Waddock has called on Oxford United to back up last weekend’s fine performance with another against York City as he targets a ‘very Good Friday’ today (3).

Kitson tips Oxford United's O'Dowda for a big future

Witney Gazette: Dave Kitson (centre) celebrates his goal at Plymouth with Callum O’Dowda and David Hunt Picture: David Fleming

8:50am Friday 18th April 2014

DAVE Kitson is convinced Callum O’Dowda has a big future after the way the youngster dealt with a miss last weekend.

York City looking to repeat Fratton exploits at Oxford United

Witney Gazette: Michael Coulson

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

YORK City boss Nigel Worthington believes their victory at Fratton Park last month was good preparation for this afternoon’s clash against Oxford United.

Oxford United youngster wins award

Witney Gazette: Oxford United youngster wins award

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

SAMI Khawaja will be presented with the Kevin Durham Memorial Trophy before kick-off today.

Oxford United reach out to lapsed fans as season ticket prices announced

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7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

OXFORD United are contacting the 2,000 supporters who have slipped away over the last four years in a bid to win them back.

Ruffels signs long-term contract at Oxford United

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

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JOSH Ruffels has signed a new contract which could keep him at Oxford United until 2018.

Oxford United owner says fans hold the key to financial stability

Witney Gazette: Ian Lenagan and Gary Waddock

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

IAN Lenagan has called on supporters to match his commitment to Oxford United, with the chairman saying they hold the key to the club’s financial success in the future.


4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014


FOOTBALL: MacNeil brace proves in vain for Carterton

Witney Gazette: Shaun Gilbert hit a hat-trick for Charlbury Town against Hanborough

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Newly-crowned Witney & District FA Premier Division champions West Witney wrapped up their campaign with a 5-0 home success against Chadlington.

SPORT SCHEME: Football project is ready for kick-off

Witney Gazette: football generic

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Young disabled people in West Oxfordshire have been given the chance to become more involved in sport, thanks to a new scheme.

ATHLETICS: Young is on song in capital challenge

Witney Gazette: Athletics hurdler

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Justin Young was the leading west Oxfordshire performer at the Virgin Money London Marathon.

MOTORSPORT: Pastor patches it up with Gutierrez

Witney Gazette: Pastor Maldonado has settled his differences with Esteban Gutierrez after crashing into his car in Bahrain

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Esteban Gutierrez in the wake of their crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

FOOTBALL: Woodstock suffer final loss

Witney Gazette: Woodstock Wanderers' player-boss Ben Fouracre

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Woodstock Wanderers found Northway Res too hot to handle as they went down to a 3-0 defeat in the Ridgeway Cup final at Abingdon Town’s Culham Road on Sunday.

RACING: Brooks is a winner

Witney Gazette: Charlie Brooks

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Charlie Brooks may be occupied by the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey, but his horses continue to fly the flag for his Sarsden stables near Chipping Norton, with Max Ward providing his second winner in the space of a week.

Oxford United chief happy to talk, but not sell

Witney Gazette: Oxford United logo

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

PROSPECTIVE investors are always welcome at Oxford United, but the club is not up for sale.

RUGBY UNION: Angels wrap up title with stylish win

Witney Gazette: Witney Angels celebrate sealing the league title after beating Marlow 27-5

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Witney Angels clinched the Women’s National Confer-ence South East West 2 with a 27-5 win over Marlow at Hailey Road.

FOOTBALL: Champions West sign off in style

Witney Gazette: West Witney celebrate their Premier Division title win

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Newly-crowned Premier Division champions West Witney wrapped up their campaign with a 5-0 home success against Chadlington, writes Anthony Bar-low.

RUGBY UNION: Hyde doubles up as Witney edge in

Witney Gazette: Witney lock David Hyde scored two tries in their narrow home victory against Buckingham in South West 1 East on Saturday

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two tries from lock David Hyde helped Witney edge out Buckingham 31-29 at Hailey Road in South West 1 East on Saturday.

BOWLS: Have a go

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

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Taster sessions are being held at Charlbury Bowls Club as part of their open day on Saturday at Ticknell Piece Road, starting at 2.30pm.

FOOTBALL: Millers in derby joy

10:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

North Leigh United beat near neighbours Carterton 4-1 in Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 West.

Oxford United owner plays down £1.1m deficit

Witney Gazette: Ian Lenagan

10:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IAN Lenagan says accounts which reveal Oxford United lost more than £1.1million were disappointing but not surprising.

Waddock's appointment gives chairman a boost

Witney Gazette: Gary Waddock

9:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

GARY Waddock’s appointment at Oxford United has given chairman Ian Lenagan renewed optimism for the future after a testing time spent searching for Chris Wilder’s replacement.

Kitson out to end on a high

Witney Gazette: Dave Kitson salutes the fans after Oxford United’s welcome 2-0 win at Plymouth on Saturday when he scored

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Dave Kitson has added incentive to help Oxford United finish in the play-offs as he looks to end his career on a high.

United women stung by Bees in opener

Witney Gazette: Oxford United walk out for the first time to play in the Women’s Super League

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Oxford United’s Women's Super League debut ended in disappointment as they lost to London Bees.

Waddock hails Oxford United as win reignites play-off hopes

Witney Gazette: Oxford United boss Gary Waddock celebrates with the travelling fans after his side won 2-0 at Plymouth on Saturday

9:30am Monday 14th April 2014

GARY Waddock hailed an outstanding display from Oxford United as they bounced back into the play-off places with a 2-0 win at Plymouth Argyle.

Sheridan blasts Plymouth's poor display

Witney Gazette: James Constable fires in to make it 2-0

8:50am Monday 14th April 2014

JOHN Sheridan slammed Plymouth Argyle’s performance as he acknowledged Oxford United deserved maximum points.

Sahara aims high as Oxford United women are set for kick-off

Witney Gazette: Sahara Osborne-Ricketts

8:10am Monday 14th April 2014

SAHARA Osborne-Ricketts believes few other teams will approach the season with as much confidence as Oxford United when their FA Women’s Super League campaign gets under way tonight.

Callum ends difficult week on a real high

Witney Gazette: Callum O'Dowda in action at Plymouth

7:50am Monday 14th April 2014

CALLUM O’Dowda was thrilled to take his opportunity with both hands as a disappointing week for the teenager ended on a high.

Who was Oxford United's man of the match at Plymouth?

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5:57pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Plymouth Argyle 0 Oxford Utd 2 (Kitson 33, Constable 63)

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5:01pm Saturday 12th April 2014

GOALS from Dave Kitson and James Constable gave Oxford United a long-awaited victory as they outplayed a nervous Plymouth Argyle.

Oxford midfielder Ruffels ready for huge test

Witney Gazette: Oxford United’s Josh Ruffels, seen being challenged by Fleetwood Town’s Nathan Pond during last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat, says Oxford have it all still to play for

9:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

Josh Ruffels says Oxford United need to deliver as they face a massive test at Plymouth Argyle this afternoon.

U's are waiting on Whing fitness

Witney Gazette: Andy Whing is hoping to be back in training by early March

8:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

Andy Whing’s fitness is the main concern for Oxford United head coach Gary Waddock today.

Oxford United defender Newey says: It's down to us

Witney Gazette: Tom Newey

9:30am Friday 11th April 2014

TOM Newey has urged everyone to reserve judgement on Oxford United until the end of the season as they attempt to get back on track at Plymouth Argyle tomorrow.

Oxford United boss: We're not play-off long-shots

Witney Gazette: Gary Waddock

9:20am Friday 11th April 2014

OXFORD United may be playing catch-up on the top seven for the first time this season, but Gary Waddock does not believe his side are outsiders to make the Sky Bet League Two play-offs.

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