OXFORD United visit Hull City tomorrow for the first time since 2004 - and their last match there proved pivotal for their season.

The second-placed U's were aiming to leapfrog their top-of-the-table hosts, who led Division Three - now Sky Bet League Two - on goal difference.

Oxford Mail sports reporter looks back on a game that had big implications for both clubs.

There was an extra edge to the clash, after Hull boss Peter Taylor reportedly called United a 'team of donkeys' when his side lost 2-1 at The Kassam Stadium the previous August.

Unfortunately for the U's, they could not do the donkey double as Ben Burgess and two Danny Allsopp goals put the hosts 3-0 up in the space of eight second-half minutes.

Witney Gazette:

Danny Allsop races away after beating Andy Woodman Picture: Jack Harland

Steve Basham pulled a goal back, but Andy Crosby's own goal ensured Matt Bound’s late strike was nothing more than a consolation.

Witney Gazette:

Andy Crosby challenges for the ball Picture: Jack Harland

United dropped to third and won just four more matches that season, with Atkins leaving in controversial circumstances that March.

The two clubs went in different directions: the U's dropped into the Conference in 2006, while Hull reached the top flight two years later.

United: Woodman, McNiven, McCarthy, Crosby, Bound, Robinson, Wanless, Hunt, Whitehead, Foran, Basham. Subs: Brown, Rawle, Louis, Steele, Ashton.

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