This (Long) Weekend...
Friday: 1st XI v BashleySaturday: Nomads v Flackwell HeathMore...
The 1st XI are at home to Bashley on Friday (k.o. 3.00) in a Zamaretto Premier Division fixture.
The Oxford Mail reports...
Oxford City boss Mike Ford says his side must sort out their home form if they are to stay in the hunt for a Zamaretto Southern League Premier Division play-off place. After a disappointing start to the season, City have turned things around and are just three places outside the top five. But recent blips at home have proved costly, and Ford knows they must put them right, starting against Bashley tomorrow.
"We have played very well in our last six or seven away games," he said. "We haven't picked up points in all of them, but our performances have been very good. But at home we have only picked up one point out of a possible six, and that is something we have to correct."
City are still without goalkeeper Richard Knight and have a doubt over winger Mark Bell. Bell aggravated a thigh injury in the thrilling 4-4 draw at Didcot on Saturday and is a big doubt.
Oxford City (v Bashley, home): (from) Puddy, Clarke, Davis, Savage, Baird, Gunn, Lyon, Malone, Douglas, Emery, Bell, Steele, Brooks, Perpetuini, Ballard, Janes.
There is also a match at Court Place Farm on Saturday when Oxford City Nomads entertain Flackwell Heath for a Hellenic Premier fixture (k.o. 3.00).
Nomads drew an exciting match 3-3 in the reverse fixture on August Bank Holiday.
The Ladies 1st XI travel to Havant & Waterlooville on Sunday (k.o. 1.00).
Havant & Waterlooville FC
Also on Sunday the U18s and U16s have OFAIL matches, against Steventon and Easington Sports respectively.