Breaking news 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?

Witney Gazette: oxford united logo 1200pix

5:57pm Saturday 12th April 2014

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

Witney Gazette: oxford united logo 1200pix

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.

Ever-present Ruffels keen to make the most of Oxford United starts

Witney Gazette: Josh Ruffels shoots against Dagenham          Picture: Dan Westwell

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

JOSH Ruffels is hoping to continue his place on Gary Waddock’s teamsheet as the young midfielder aims to secure a new contract.

Oxford United ready for Women's Super League challenge

Witney Gazette: Oxford United Women's squad

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

WHILE the end of the season is in sight for Oxford United’s men, the club’s women’s side are about to embark into uncharted territory.

Title within reach for Oxford United's youngsters

Witney Gazette: Chris Allen

8:50am Friday 11th April 2014

OXFORD United could be celebrating a league title tomorrow as their under 18 team face a crunch clash at Bristol Rovers.

Isinglass put their shirt on Oxford United next season

Witney Gazette: Isinglass’s logo, as worn by Sean Rigg,  will remain for another year	 Picture: Dan Westwell

8:30am Friday 11th April 2014

ISINGLASS Consulting have agreed to extend their shirt sponsorship deal to cover next season.

CRICKET: Harris wins top player accolade

Witney Gazette: Andy Harris proudly shows off his player award

4:49pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Great & Little Tew captain Andy Harris pipped clubmate Harry Smith to a player-of-the-season title in Australia.

CRICKET: Ambitious Shipton snap up ace Sanklecha

Witney Gazette: Anupam Sanklecha, seen celebrating a wicket for Maharashta against Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, has signed for Shipton-under-Wychwood

4:47pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Indian seamer Anupam Sanklecha will join Shipton-under-Wychwood as player-coach for the new Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League season.

GOLF: Defending champions Burford slip to loss

Witney Gazette: golf generic

4:45pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Burford's defence of their Shaw Gibbs Oxfordshire Foursomes League Section 1 title began with a 2-1 home defeat to Frilford Heath.

RUGBY UNION: Witney in Newbury stroll

Witney Gazette: rugby generic

4:43pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Witney eased to a 14-6 victory against Newbury in South West 1 East at Hailey Road.

RACING: Brooks is winner as Squirrel homes in

4:41pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Charlie Brooks enjoyed a welcome distraction from the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey when he sent out Simon Squirrel from his Sarsden stables to make a winning debut at Chepstow on Saturday.

Oxford United bow out on penalties

Witney Gazette: Danny Rose has been impressed with Matt Bevans' form

4:30pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

OXFORD United’s woes on the pitch continued last night as they were knocked out of the Oxfordshire Senior Cup at Kidlington.

ATHLETICS: Masser leads way for super Harriers

Witney Gazette: Woodstock Harriers’ Rachel Masser (left), who was second lady home in the White Horse Half Marathon

4:39pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Rachel Masser led the way as Woodstock Harriers produced a strong showing at the White Horse Half Marathon.

MOTORSPORT: Team boss Walkinshaw happy with new faces

Witney Gazette: Jordan Albert

3:49pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Sean Walkinshaw is backing his new batch of rookies to make an impact in the Formula 4 Championship after completing his driver line-up.

MOTORSPORT: Dew eyes Brands test

Witney Gazette: Alex Dew on his way to his double victory at Donington Park

3:48pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Bampton’s Alex Dew aims to keep up the good work when he competes in the second round of the BMW Compact Cup Championship at Brands Hatch in Kent on Sunday, April 27.

MOTORSPORT: Maldonado calls for a crash probe

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

3:43pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Lotus’s Pastor Maldonado says they will need to assess what happened after he sent Esteban Gutierrez crashing out of the Formula 1 Bah-rain Grand Prix on Sunday.

FOOTBALL: Bishop's five-star is key for Eynsham

Witney Gazette: football generic

3:41pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Nathan Bishop smashed a five-timer as Eynsham Youth stormed to a 7-0 win at Kingston Colts in the Giles Sports Under 12 Blue League.

WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: Freeman four-timer seals Tower comeback

Witney Gazette: Lisa Freeman scored four of Tower Hill Ladies’ goals in their amazing 7-6 comeback win against Marlow

3:38pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Lisa Freeman scored a four-timer as Tower Hill Ladies fought back from the dead to beat Marlow 7-6 at home in the Southern Region League Division 1 North on Sunday.

FOOTBALL: Pendell is the hero

Witney Gazette: football generic

3:36pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Adam Pendell hit the winner for Clanfield in a 1-0 home success against his old club Letcombe in Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 West.

FOOTBALL: Rangers in cup shock

Witney Gazette: football generic

3:34pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Lee Keyes scored a hat-trick as Division 2 Carterton Rangers pulled off a shock 5-4 extra-time win against Premier Division Hailey in the semi-finals of the OFA John Fathers Junior Shield.

FOOTBALL: West move a step nearer to title

Witney Gazette: Goalkeeper Sam Rolls is left clutching at thin air as a shot from Eynsham SSC’S No 9 John Ayres flies past him into the net for the first of his double in the 5-2 home defeat by Carterton Pumas

3:33pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

West Witney closed in on the Witney & District FA Premier Division title following a 4-2 home win against Charlbury Town.

Waddock backs Oxford United to halt the slide

Witney Gazette: Gary Waddock applauds the United fans who made the trip to Dagenham & Redbridge last Saturday	 Picture: Dan Westwell

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Gary Waddock is hoping that dropping out of the play-offs will be the shock Oxford United’s players need to halt their slump.

Oxford United bidding for final spot

Witney Gazette: Sean Rigg surges forward on his return to the U's side last weekend

8:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Sean Rigg, Danny Rose and Jon Meades are expected to be involved as Oxford United visit Kidlington tonight in the Oxfordshire Senior Cup semi-final (7.45).

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