To mark Oxford United’s 125th season, we are looking back at what made the news this week in three of the club's promotion-winning campaigns


OXFORD United’s quest to bring Ken Keyworth to the club ended when the Leicester City inside forward signed for Coventry City.

Manager Arthur Turner said: “Ken informed me by phone of his decision and I was not surprised.

“Ours was only a tentative enquiry anyway.”

Meanwhile, negotiations to bring Graham Atkinson back from Cambridge continued, with further talks to be held.


OXFORD United went on another goalscoring spree at the Manor Ground as Charlton Athletic were hammered 5-0.

Despite a difficult, muddy pitch, the hosts ran out comfortable winners as John Aldridge, George Lawrence, Gary Briggs, Trevor Hebberd and Bobby McDonald netted.

Addicks boss Lennie Lawrence said: “We’ve played all the top teams and Oxford have the best players.

“We were outclassed by a team who didn’t really play to their maximum potential.

“The nature of the goals we conceded was disappointing, but we’ve got no complaints about the result – Oxford coasted it.”


PAUL Moody’s decision to go on the attack brought Oxford United their biggest league win of the season.

Moody smashed a hat-trick of headers in the space of 22 minutes and Matt Elliott scored twice as United swamped Swansea City 5-1.

Moody, clutching the match ball, said: “I just went in and started attacking the ball a bit more.

“We’ve been hanging the ball in the air from crosses and I started to attack it, rather than being at the back post waiting for it to come to me.”