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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Oxford United

14 April 2022

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Fleetwood Town face Oxford United on Good Friday at Highbury in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Oxford United

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Friday 15 April 2022

Kick-off: 15:00

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

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Town head into this league clash after narrowly losing out to Accrington Stanley at Highbury in their last outing, after an injury-time goal saw the visitors take all three points on the afternoon.

Stephen Crainey’s side found themselves going into half-time with a 1-0 lead as Ellis Harrison headed home from Dan Batty’s inch-perfect corner minutes before the first 45 came to an end, but Accy clawed their way back into the game through Sean McConville’s well-taken half-volley.

Despite Callum Camps’ best efforts in goal, after Alex Cairns’ red card late on, he couldn’t keep Michael Nottingham’s 94th minute effort out.

Before that, the Cods were on a three-match unbeaten streak as they drew against both Lincoln City and Doncaster Rovers and ended up beating Crewe Alexandra 3-1 away from home in between those results with Harvey Macadam, Anthony Pilkington, and Ellis Harrison all scoring in that one.

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The U’s will be hoping to get back to winning ways this Friday after not winning any of their last four League One games, with their last outing being a 2-1 loss to Sunderland at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.

It was heartbreak for Karl Robinson and his side in that one as they pulled the game back through an Elliott Moore strike after the Black Cats took the lead through Corry Evans early on. It was an 89th-minute goal that decided the game and it fell to Elliot Embleton of Sunderland, who found the back of the net to finalise the result.

Oxford’s last win came away from home, which was a 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town in the middle of March, and they will be wanting to do the same at Highbury. In that one, Cameron Brannagan netted a penalty seven minutes from time, adding to Matty Taylor’s opener to secure all three points.

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Fixture: Oxford United 3-1 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 23 November 2021

Venue: Kassam Stadium

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Fixture: Oxford United 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 30 January 2021

Venue: Kassam Stadium

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 2-0 Oxford United

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 31 October 2020

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Head Coach Stephen Crainey spoke to the press on Wednesday afternoon ahead of his side’s league fixture against Oxford United at Highbury. Here is what he had to say in his interview:

“It will be a tough game as they are pushing for the play-offs so we will need to be on our toes. We’ve prepped today and we will do the same tomorrow so we will be ready for the game come Friday. I’m going to pick a team that I think can hurt Oxford and push towards our strengths as well as we are wanting to win the game and that’s what we are aiming to do.

“They are a good side who play good football and can be a threat in the final third as they can score a lot of goals so we need to be ready for that, but at the same time, I feel that we can hurt them at the other end of the pitch. We need to get the game plan and the balance right, on and off the ball, and if we do that, we can get the points we need.

“Every game is going to be vital, so we’ll need every single person, whether they are a youth player or a senior player, we are going to need everyone and that starts on Friday. I’m going to pick teams to win games of football, that may be a mixed blend, but I need to get that balance right so hopefully, I can do that for the Oxford game.”

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Report: Second half comeback not enough as Town lose to Oxford

15 April 2022

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Fleetwood Town fought back after going behind in the first half, but it wasn’t quite enough as they narrowly lost 3-2 to Oxford United at Highbury on Good Friday.

It was a disastrous start to the game for the Cods as they conceded three goals in the opening 15 minutes, with Nathan Holland, Cameron Brannagan, and Billy Bodin all getting on the score sheet, but Town fought back, making it a nervy end for the Yellows.

Ellis Harrison found himself stood over a penalty just before the break, which he slotted away, before Cian Hayes was able to bring it back to 3-2 as he struck into an empty net. Harvey Macadam came close to levelling it up as his effort was cleared off the line, with Oxford holding on until the final whistle.

The visitors took the lead with the first chance of the game as Bodin crossed the ball into the Town box, towards Brannagan, who played it to the incoming Holland, who struck across Kieran O’Hara and into the bottom right.

Oxford didn’t let off the gas there as they managed to add another two to their tally before the 16-minute mark. Brannagan, who was at the heart of the action in the opening stages, played a one-two before cutting onto his right foot and drilling it into the far corner. He then played the role of assister as he crossed the ball into Bodin, who nodded into the back of the net.

There was work to do after the opening quarter of an hour and Town started to come back into the game, finding their feet by working the ball well in the middle of the park.

A chance couple of chances came from this run of form as Callum Camps stood over a free-kick, 20 yards out, which struck the crossbar at a thunderous pace, with Ellis Harrison driving down the right, firing the wrong side of the far post soon after.

Town rounded out the half the better side after a penalty decision went the way of the Cods. Harrison struck the ball, after taking the ball down, with his effort hitting the hand of a defender. Fleetwood’s number nine then stepped up to the spot and hit home to make it 3-1.

Hayes came alive just before the break as he tried an audacious effort after Jack Stevens had to come out of his goal and head the ball away, stopping Harrison from getting through with a counter attack. The young winger picked the ball up 35 yards out and tried to chip the ‘keeper, but his effort went high and wide.

The final chance of the half fell to Oxford though as Taylor found his way through the Fleetwood backline, but O’Hara was more than a match for the shot, as he pulled off a brilliant save from close range.

It was a fast start to the second half as both sides worked chances in the opening two minutes. Town went first as Tom Clarke played a long ball towards Harrison, who headed the ball brilliantly towards the near post, forcing Stevens into a diving save to tip it around the post.

Seconds later, Oxford went down the other end as the played a low cross from the right into the feet of Taylor, who passed the ball into the net but from an offside position.

This seemed to spur the Cods on as they found a way back into the game as Harrison forces a mistake from Stevens with the ball falling to Hayes on the right, who cleverly slotted the ball into an empty net to make it 3-2 in the 54th minute.

It was almost level a few minutes later as Paddy Lane’s effort from the edge of the box was deflected into the path of Harvey Macadam, who managed to get to the ball before the goalkeeper, and even though he poked the ball towards goal, it was cleared off the line.

The eventful nature of the game continued with 20 minutes to go as Mark Sykes tried to go all by himself to extend Oxford’s lead back to two, but his effort rolled wide of the far post. Soon after, Dan Batty floated a cross into a flurry of Town players, inside the away box, but the eventual shot hit the side netting.

Fleetwood continued to add pressure in the latter stages of the game as in the 75th minute, Hayes did well to work the ball past his marker, with his strike being deflecting to Lane, but his shot is blocked by two defenders.

It was a nervy end as Town did actually have the ball in the back of the net two minutes into injury time as substitute Anthony Pilkington’s effort was deflected into the path of Batty and, even though his effort went into the back of the net, it was flagged offside by the linesman.

Town XI: O’Hara (GK), Jules, Clarke (C), Harrison (J.Garner 90’), Camps, Batty, C.Johnson, Lane (Harrop 80’), Nsiala, Hayes, Macadam (Pilkington 69’).

Unused subs: Donaghy (GK), Butterworth, Baggley, Boyle.

Oxford XI: Stevens (GK), Long, Brown, Moore (C), Brannagan, Taylor, Sykes (Williams 84’), McNally, Bodin (Henry 69’) (McGuane 88’), Kane, Holland (Whyte 59’).

Unused subs: Eastwood (GK), Forde, Seddon.

Attendance: 3586 (730 away).

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Get behind the Cods in the Good Friday clash against Oxford

11 April 2022

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Tickets are on sale for Fleetwood Town's Sky Bet League One clash against Oxford United on Good Friday (3pm kick-off) so get yours today!

It's a busy weekend for Stephen Crainey's side as they have two games, one at home against Oxford on Good Friday before travelling to Priestfield on Easter Monday to face Gillingham.

Make sure to show your support in the run by getting your tickets for the games nice and early. Here are the ticket prices for the home clash:

General Sale

Seating (Parkside blocks B, C, D, and E Highbury Stand)

Adults: £24 (Premium block D: £26)

Concessions/Under-25s: £19 (Premium block D: £21)

Under-16s: £8 (Premium block D: £9)

Standing (Memorial Stand)

Adults: £22

Concessions/Under-25s: £17

Under-16s: £7


Book your seat in hospitality for this Friday's fixture and watch the Cods face the Yellows in style from the Parkside Suite! Are you interested? If so, please email Sam Heaney, our Commercial Executive, at or call him on 01253 775080 (Option 2).

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