Going into the game we were without 3 first choice centre halfs Devante McKain, Brandon Baker-Timms and Harry Baddeley all unavailable. So again we called up a few players from our u16 squad.
We started very slowly, Oxford enjoying alot of early possession. The first chance fell to us against the run of play. An early cross from Callum Jamieson found the head of Dale Wright who nodded home, only for the assistant to rule it out for a debatable offside.
The first goal of the game went to Oxford a corner was flicked on by their forward and was cleared off the line by Shaun Downes. After a bit of confussion amazingly the ref blew for a goal. 1-0 Oxford.
Maidenhead hit back almost instantly Dale Wright slipped Jonny Hippolyte through 1v1 and he cooly slotted the ball home. 1-1
Again a terrible start from Maidenhead see Oxford take the lead just 2 minutes after the restart. A bit of confussion in defence see there winger tap home into an empty net. 2-1 Oxford.
This woke Maidenhead up and we finally started to get going. We created a few half chances most notibly Jonny Giles hitting the post afetr a mazing run.
Maidenhead got there reward on the hour mark when a volley from Hippolyte went underneath the GK. 2-2
Maidenhead then went on to boss the game and scored the winner in the 80th minute. A cross from Ryan Tye found Hippolyte at the front post, his glancing header went in off the post. 2-3 Maidenhead a hat trick from Hippolyte and is first ever headed goal.
Again the lads showed great fighting spirit today and showed that we are a once again playing as a unit. No matter who we bring into the squad they put a shift in.
The progression is really showing now.
Dale Wright (C)
Jonny Hippolyte (10,60,80)