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PREVIEW: OXFORD UNITED

24 November 2015

The Exiles travel to take on high-flying Oxford United on Tuesday evening, here is everything you need to know heading into the game...

Venue:The Kassam Stadium, Oxford


Looking at the home side

Currently in second position in the league, Oxford United have won their last three games in a row and come into this game against Newport full of confidence that they could go top of the league after Plymouth were defeated by Exeter City at the weekend. Kemar Roofe is their top scorer so far this season with 8 league goals, although Liam Sercombe is hot on his heels with 7.


Getting there

By car:Exit the M4 at Junction 13, heading left for the A34 (Oxford). South of Oxford head right at the large roundabout for the A423 Southern bypass. Take the second left at the next roundabout to stay on the A423 Eastern bypass. Then take the second left at the next roundabout for the A4074 and take the left lane for Grenoble Road. Proceed through three roundabouts and the stadium is on the left with car parks either side.


By train:Leaving Newport at 16:09 arrive in Didcot at 17:16, leaving a 12 minute connection before departing at 17:28 and arriving in Oxford at 17:47. There is a bus service from the station to Blackbird Leys which is the number 5 bus from Stand R2 leaving every eight minutes. The bus back is either 22:00 or 22:15 to catch the last train leaving Oxford at 23:09


Form Guide

13 pointsD D D    W WL LDLWNewport County –

23 pointsW W W    LWDW W WDOxford United –


Upcoming Milestones

Danny Holmes – 5 appearances for 175 professional appearances

Matt Taylor – 2 goals for 25 professional goals

Medy Elito – 2 goals for 25 professional goals

Yan Klukowski – 4 appearances for 225 professional appearances

Nathan Ralph – 1 appearance for 50 professional appearances


Previous Milestones

 professional appearancethYeovil Town was Andrew Hughes’ 125


Oxford’s record against County

Played 4 Won 2 Drawn 1 Lost 1 Goals For 4 Goals Against 3


Last meeting

 appearance for the Exiles.th minute goal for Kemar Roofe gave Oxford the win at Rodney Parade and put the final nail in the coffin for Newport’s hopes of reaching the League 2 playoff places. Referee Mark Heywood, who also refereed the weekend’s fixture against Yeovil sent off Mike Flynn on the stroke of half time on his 100thThe last time these two sides met was the final day of last season when a 30


Last Time Out

There was a bottom of the table six pointer at Rodney Parade as John Sheridan’s side met Yeovil Town. Despite dominating large proportions of the game the Exiles were unable to find a way to put the ball in the back of the net thanks to a combination of great goalkeeping and solid defending. The result changed nothing at the bottom of the table with Newport still four points clear of the bottom two.


Around the League (all times 7:45pm)

Accrington Stanley v Hartlepool United

A.F.C Wimbledon v Dagenham and Redbridge

Bristol Rovers v Stevenage

Crawley Town v Northampton Town

Luton Town v Carlisle United

Mansfield Town v Exeter City

Morecambe v Cambridge United

Notts County v Barnet

Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient

Portsmouth v York City

Yeovil Town v Wycombe Wanderers


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