Oxford 3-3 Maidenhead
Oxford Men’s 1’s get bogged down in Maidenhead
Three first half errors cost Oxford top spot, slow to adapt to playing on a rain drenched energy sapping pitch. Oxford got turned over in the middle of the pitch the athletic Maidenhead forwards took advantage breaking quickly to slot home neatly. Oxford responded quickly putting Maidenhead defence under pressure and winning a short corner which was fired in by Matt Mckeown. However Oxford did not learn from their initial error and twice got caught trying to go through the middle of the pitch and paid heavenly. Maidenhead finishing the half 3-1 converting a flick after a deflected shot hit Matt Fisher leg and being judged to be on route to goal.
Second half Oxford regrouped and dominated , working more as a unit and pressing high Maidenhead could not retain the ball and after 15 minutes Matt Mckeown slotted home his second short corner to bring the score to 3-2.
With less than ten minutes remaining Oxford pressure continued to build and Jonny Campbell brave drive at the far post made it 3-3.
Oxford searched for the winner but failed to show enough composure to convert the few remaining chances to win the game.
Goalscorers – Matt Mckeown x2, Jonny Campbell
Report written by John Dyke