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TONY'S TRIVIA: OXFORD UNITED

15 December 2023

Club News

TONY'S TRIVIA: OXFORD UNITED

15 December 2023

FACTS and figures relating to tomorrow’s away game at Oxford United from Tony Bentley.

ON THIS DAY - DECEMBER 16

The only previous Football League game on December 16 was in 2017 when the Brewers travelled to Bolton Wanderers for a Championship game. A crowd of 13,632 saw Lloyd Dyer score the only goal of the game in 23rd minute. A deep John Brayford free kick was headed clear by a defender to Dyer, who struck a 20-yard volley, which bounced past Ben Alnwick in the Trotters goal.

It was an FA Trophy First Round tie on Tuesday December 16 2008 against Farsley Celtic at the Pirelli Stadium. A crowd of 932 saw Greg Pearson score the Brewers goal in a 1-1 draw.

It was another FA Trophy First Round tie on Saturday December 16 2006 when the Brewers travelled to Gateshead. A crowd of 292 saw Jon Shaw give Albion a 27th minute lead. An own goal in the 34th minute doubled the lead, before Andy Ducros made it 3-0 in the 74th minute. Shaw netted his second to make it 4-0 in the 80th minute to complete a comprehensive victory.

The Brewers travelled to Moor Green in the Southern Premier League on Saturday December 16 2000. The Brewers won 2-1 courtesy of goals from Mark Blount and a Christian Moore penalty in front of 859 fans.

Burton faced Moor Green again on December 16, this time in 1997 for a Tuesday night Dr Martens Second Round League Cup tie at Eton Park. A crowd of 228 saw Andy Garner score a penalty for the Brewers in a 1-3 defeat.

OXFORD UNITED

The Brewers last travelled to Oxford United on Saturday, September 3 2022. A crowd of 7,560 saw Cameron Brannagan give the home side a 48th minute lead. Kyle Joseph made it 2-0 in the 71st minute, before Burton reduced the deficit in the 77th minute, as Victor Adeboyejo scored his first league goal for Burton.

Saturday March 5 2022 saw Burton ultimately lose the game in the first half. Sam Baldock put Oxford ahead in the 7th minute. Gavin Whyte made it 2-0 in the 35th minute, before Baldock scored a third five minutes later. Matty Taylor made it 4-0 in 45th minute, before Adlene Guedioura pulled a goal back almost from the restart to make it 4-1 at half time. There were no further goals in the second half as the majority of the 7,631 fans went home happy.

It was the final game of the Covid hit 2020/21 season when the Brewers travelled to Oxford on Sunday, May 9,  2021. Having secured their League One status several weeks earlier, manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink gave loanee Dillon Barnes his Albion debut in goal. Albion had come into the game unbeaten on their travels in 12 matches, conceding just four goals in the process. Oxford hadn’t read the script though, as Olamide Shadipo made it 1-0 in the 10th minute. Matty Tylor doubled the lead in the 28th minute, before Elliot Lee made it 3-0 in the 57th minute. Sam Winnall then netted another in the 90th minute to complete a comprehensive 4-0 win for the home side.

The Brewers last won at Oxford on Tuesday August 20 2019. Jake Buxton headed Albion into the lead in the 30th minute from a corner, to record his only Football League goal from the club. Cameron Brannagan equalised in the 47th minute, before Anthony Forde put Oxford 2-1 ahead in the 56th minute. Then up stepped Scott Fraser as he scored a 23 minute hat-trick to earn Burton a fine 4-2 win – netting in the 61st, 70th and 84th minute.

Birthdays 16th to 22nd December

17th – Hayden Carter 24

19th – Aaron Webster 43, Sam Austin 27

21st – Joe Sbarra 25

22nd – Mark Robins 54


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