Oxford 3-4 Wycombe
Three unnecessary yellow cards cost the 1’s dearly in this feisty encounter with Wycombe. Oxford looked to build on their promising start to the season a with a victory over Hawks but were on the back foot as Wycombe started strongly and were very physical in the challenge.
Wycombe opened the scoring first after some neat open play which resulted in Oxford conceding a Short Corner which went low on the right post.
This seemed to finally get Oxford ignited and two quick goals from the home side opened up a 2-1 lead. First to score was Dan Bleach finishing neatly after the Wycombe defender miss placed his pass. The second from JamieHammond on his 1st team debut following up his first shot at goal from his own short corner shot.
Oxford should have been awarded a stroke when a Wycombe defender stopped a through ball with his back stick with an Oxford forward waiting by the far post sadly this was missed by the umpire. This could have put Oxford 3-1 up and changed the outcome however Oxford got sloppy and Wycombe equalized after a rash challenge from an Oxford defender.
Following the break three consecutive yellow cards all avoidable put Oxford on the back foot and Wycombe’s pressure paid off with a well worked short corner goal.
With five minutes remaining and Oxford building pressure the Umpire awarded Oxford a stroke, Wycombe defender being judged to have stopped the ball on the line with his foot. Callum Mac calmly slotting home. The cheers could be heard from the Headington Astro.
Straight from the pushback Wycombe flooded the Oxford half and waltzed through the midfield and attacked the Oxford defence , a Wycombe forward latched onto the through ball and beat Callum in goal on his near post to start off wild scenes for the Wycombe coaching team and subs. Oxford left the pitch deflated.
Big thank you for the Oxford supporters for adding to a great atmosphere.