The last time The Imps faced today’s opponents Oxford United at The Kassam Stadium was on Friday 26th March 2021. The hosts won 2-1 that night. Anthony Scully put City 1-0 up after four minutes, but goals from Anthony Forde (29′) and Matty Taylor (57′) were enough to secure the three points for the home side.
Ahead of today’s match, we have done a Q&A with an Oxford United supporter, so thank you to Dale from Vital Oxford United for answering our questions!
How long have you supported Oxford United?
Around 20 years.
Where did you finish last season?
We finished sixth and claimed the final playoff spot on the final day of the season. However, we lost to eventual winners Blackpool in the semi-final.
What do you think of your manager?
Highly thought of. Has the club’s best interests at heart, plays exciting football, and makes some positive transfer moves.
What are your hopes and expectations for the 2020/21 season?
Having finished in the play-offs in the last two seasons, anything less would be disappointing.
One(s) to watch?
Summer signings Steve Seddon and Jordan Thorniley have impressed in defence while midfielder Cameron Brannagan appears to have rediscovered his form.
Which teams do you think will finish in the top six in League One?
Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United, Sunderland, Oxford United and Lincoln City.
Which teams do you think will finish in the bottom four in League One?
Morecambe, Cambridge United, AFC Wimbledon and Shrewsbury Town.
What are your thoughts on Lincoln City?
Exciting team with an emphasis on young players. Play good football.
What do you think the score will be?
Oxford United (a - 28/08/21): Will The Imps Win, Lose or Draw?
Random fact about your Club?
We were the first club to win a major trophy (Milk Cup in 1986) to be relegated from the Football League.
If you could steal one Lincoln City player for your own team, who would it be and why?
Would take Chris Maguire back but purely for sentimental reasons. Quite like the look of Tayo Edun at left-back.
What are your proudest and most embarrassing moments as an Oxford United supporter?
Proudest was promotion from the Conference in 2010. Promotion from League Two in 2016 was also up there.
Embarrassing would be relegation from the Football League – a 3-2 defeat at home to Leyton Orient on the final day of the 2005/06 season.
Who would you say is your most underrated player?
Alex Rodriguez Gorrin often goes unnoticed given he plays a defensive midfield role. Anthony Forde could also be on the list given how versatile he is.
Do you have a Supporters Trust and what role do they play at the Club?
OxVox – OxVox is a non-profit making Supporters Trust, run by fans, for fans, with membership open to all Oxford United supporters everywhere.
Which was your favourite match involving Oxford United?
Any of the wins over Swindon are all good. We’ve also had a couple of 6-0 away wins (Lincoln and Crewe) that are up there. Middlesbrough away in the FA Cup was also an incredible day out.
Which was your least favourite match involving Oxford United?
Leyton Orient defeat to condemn us to relegation into non-league.
What is the best thing about Oxford?
It’s just a beautiful city with lots to see and do.
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) August 28, 2021