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Kick off 19:45

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19 July 2017 Venue Kassam Stadium Attendance 2,216 Referee John Busby

Kick off 19:45

Oxford United
3 - 4
2nd Half
Brentford

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4-3-3
  • 1
    Simon Eastwood
    GK
  • 2
    Christian Ribeiro
    DF
  • 5
    Curtis Nelson (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Aaron Martin
    DF
  • 7
    Rob Hall
    MF
  • 8
    Ryan Ledson
    MF
  • 11
    Wes Thomas
    FW
  • 15
    Kane Hemmings
    FW
  • 16
    Marvin Johnson
    FW
  • 17
    James Henry
    MF
  • 18
    Joe Rothwell
    DF

Substitutes

  • 36
    Scott Shearer
    SUB
  • 3
    Raheem Hanley
    SUB
  • 4
    Josh Smile
    SUB
  • 10
    Sam Shaban
    SUB
  • 12
    Canice Carroll
    SUB
  • 13
    James Roberts
    SUB
  • 14
    Josh Ruffels
    SUB
  • 19
    Malachi Napa
    SUB
  • 20
    Fiacre Kelleher
    SUB
  • 25
    Charlie Raglan
    SUB
  • 28
    Shandon Baptiste
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Pep Clotet

4-1-4-1
  • 1
    Luke Daniels
    GK
  • 2
    Henrik Dalsgaard
    DF
  • 3
    Rico Henry
    DF
  • 4
    Ryan Woods
    MF
  • 5
    Andreas Bjelland
    DF
  • 6
    Harlee Dean (C)
    DF
  • 7
    Florian Jozefzoon
    MF
  • 8
    Romaine Sawyers
    MF
  • 9
    Lasse Vibe
    FW
  • 10
    Josh McEachran
    MF
  • 11
    Jota
    MF

Substitutes

  • 13
    Daniel Bentley
    SUB
  • 12
    Maxime Colin
    SUB
  • 14
    John Egan
    SUB
  • 15
    Josh Clarke
    SUB
  • 16
    Yoann Barbet
    SUB
  • 17
    Sergi Canos
    SUB
  • 18
    Tom Field
    SUB
  • 19
    Justin Shaibu
    SUB
  • 20
    Reece Cole
    SUB
  • 21
    Emmanuel Onariase
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Dean Smith

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Match Previews

Oxford United Match Preview

All the information ahead of tonight's friendly against The U'

19 July 2017

Match Details

Oxford United vs Brentford
The Kassam Stadium
Kick-off: 7.45pm

Opposition Preview

The U's enjoyed a strong first season back in the third tier following their promotion at the end of the 2015-16 season. United spent most of the season in and around the Play-Off places and won their final three games to finish up a respectable eighth, four points off the top six. They also reached the final the EFL Trophy for the second year running, this time losing out to Coventry City at Wembley.

New boss Pep Clotet has added experienced Mansfield goalkeeper Scott Shearer, Chesterfield defender Charlie Raglan, Celtic defender Fiacre Kelleher, and former Barcelona B midfielder Xemi to the ranks at The Kassam Stadium. Heading the other way this summer have been midfielder Liam Sercombe who joined Bristol Rovers, Bury bound Joe Skarz, and Chey Dunkley who has headed to Wigan Athletic.  

The Manager

Pep Clotet took over the reigns at Oxford United this summer after leaving Leeds United, along with long-time colleague Garry Monk. After taking up coaching in his 20's, it was an inauspicious start for Pep as he was sacked from his first three jobs with all three teams getting relegated.

After failing to get promotion with Malaga, Pep's career took off when he joined the coaching staff at Swansea City in November 2013. Garry Monk's appointment saw Clotet promoted to Assistant Manager as The Swans finished eighth during the 2014/15 season. Clotet followed Monk to Leeds United last summer but after their departure this summer, Clotet took the post at Oxford United rather than follow Monk to Middlesbrough. 

Ticket News

Admission tonight will be from the from the North Stand Ticket Office at The Kassam Stadium, cash only:

Adults £10
Concessions £5
Junior Under 7 £1

Match Coverage

There will be live commentary on iFollow Brentford of tonight's game, with Mark burridge and Dave Morley, from 7.30pm. 

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Match Reports

Oxford United 3 Brentford 4

Bees win entertaining friendly thanks to late goals

19 July 2017

Brentford’s pre-season friendly programme continued with a 4-3 victory in an entertaining clash with Oxford United. The Bees led 2-0 just past the half hour thanks to goals from Florian Jozefzoon and Lasse Vibe and seemed to be in complete control of the contest. But Oxford pulled one back from the penalty spot before half time and then completed the comeback with two more in seven second half minutes. That looked as if it might give the hosts the win but late goals from Reece Cole and Sergi Canós ensured it was The Bees that took the spoils.

Brentford were able to use the match to give many of their experienced players some more game time. The starting XI completed 65 minutes before seven of them were replaced while Luke Daniels, and Ryan Woods completed the full 90 minutes and Romaine Sawyers and Josh McEachran played 87 and 75 respectively. The goal scorers all notched for the second game in pre-season and there were plenty of other positives for The Bees, including the final result.

Oxford could have been ahead inside the first minute when a burst from Joe Rothwell allowed Wes Thomas to fire across the face of goal but Andreas Bjelland made an important clearance. That may have signalled that the home side would take the upper hand but Brentford dominated the early exchanges and fully deserved the lead they had at the quarter hour mark. The Bees controlled the midfield, their three central players having far too much for Oxford’s two, and although the home side had extra men in wide areas, they did not have enough of the ball to make it count.

Henrik Dalsgaard could have opened the scoring when he burst from deep and exchanged passes with Vibe but brave goalkeeping from Simon Eastwood denied him. That was, however, to be Eastwood’s last involvement. The collision with Dalsgaard left him unable to continue and after lengthy treatment, and then an unfathomable delay while substitute stopper Scott Shearer was getting ready, Eastwood was replaced.

Shearer’s first touch was to pick the ball out of his net. The Bees went through three phases while Oxford were unable to clear the corner that Eastwood’s save had forced and the ball eventually dropped to Jota on the right, his cross was inch perfect for Jozefzoon to rise and head powerfully in to the net. Oxford were clearly rocked by the change and spent much of the next ten minutes in their own half as Brentford – playing football that was pleasing on the eye, effective and incisive – went looking for goals.

Dalsgaard volleyed a deep Rico Henry cross over the bar and a clever Sawyers pass put Vibe in behind in the inside right channel but his low cross eluded the arriving Jota and Jozefzoon. Daniels was in the action at the other end but Oxford were mainly playing on the break. The Brentford goalkeeper kept out a long range shot from Rob Hall and then denied the same man soon after with a smart save low to his right after the Oxford winger had exchanged passes with Marvin Johnson.

Johnson and Hall on the left were Oxford’s main threat and a quick free kick on that flank almost enabled the former to find Thomas with a low cross but it was just ahead of him. But when Brentford went two up moments later, it came as no surprise. Woods cut open the home defence with a ball that released Dalsgaard in to the inside right channel, his cut back was perfect for Vibe to fire low past Shearer and in to the net. It could have been three soon after when Jozefzoon back-heeled a Sawyers pass in to the path of Vibe but his shot was blocked.

Brentford seemed to be in complete control until Oxford were awarded a penalty in the later stages of the first half. Thomas got in front of Daniels and on to a Johnson pass and then went down as the Brentford goalkeeper approached. Contact appeared minimal, albeit Daniels also did not seem to get the ball, and referee John Busby pointed to the spot. Johnson took the kick and sent Daniels the wrong way to halve the deficit.

It did not look as if that would affect The Bees as they took control again at the start of the second half. A Jozefzoon free kick from distance was saved and when a corner dropped loose soon after an effort that Jota lifted over his head bounced off the post, Vibe’s follow-up was then blocked on the line by Johnson. Vibe went close again soon after when he turned a Dalsgaard cross wide at the near post.

Oxford could have levelled when a long ball caught the Brentford defence out and Kane Hemmings found himself with only Daniels to beat, but the visiting goalkeeper stood up and pushed the shot out before Hall’s follow-up was blocked. That only, however, delayed the equaliser. Hall twisted and turned and worked his way to the by-line on the left before cutting the ball back for Hemmings to poke in. Jozefzoon could have restored the lead immediately when he got in behind but his lofted effort was off target.

Jozefzoon shot wide again for The Bees soon after but just past the hour mark Oxford had turned a two-goal deficit in to a 3-2 lead. Sawyers lost possession in midfield and Hall delivered a cross from the left that flicked off a couple of heads and reached James Henry at the far post for a simple tap-in. Vibe shot in the side netting and Jota blasted wide before Brentford rung the changes.

Oxford also made a series of substitutions and it was Brentford’s strength in depth that made the difference. Canós shot wide and then had a shot blocked before Justin Shaibu was just unable to poke in a Maxime Colin cross. Cole came off the bench with 14 minutes to go and two minutes later smashed a free kick past Shearer from nearly 30 yards to level it up again.

That may have been the end of the scoring but Colin played a ball forward, Josh Clarke kept it in – according to assistant referee Ben James – and cut it back for Canós to score. There was still time for Canós to have a shot blocked and Shearer to save at the feet of Cole while Sam Shaban headed over at the other end from close range before Mr Busby brought proceedings to a close.

Oxford United: Eastwood (sub Shearer 8 mins); Ribeiro (sub Carroll 71 mins), Nelson, Martin (sub Raglan 78 mins), Johnson; Henry (sub Napa 78 mins), Ledson. Rothwell (sub Ruffels 76 mins), Hall (sub Hanley 67 mins); Hemmings (sub Shaban 63 mins), Thomas

Subs (not used): Baptiste, Kelleher, Roberts, Smile

Brentford: Daniels; Dalsgaard (sub Colin 66 mins), Dean (sub Egan 66 mins), Bjelland (sub Barbet 66 mins), Henry (sub Field 66 mins); Woods, Sawyers, McEachran (sub Cole 76 mins); Jota (sub Clarke 66 mins), Vibe (sub Shaibu 66 mins), Jozefzoon (sub Canós 66 mins)

Sub (not used): Bentley

Attendance: 2,216 (376 Bees fans)

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Ticket News

Oxford United ticket details

Pay on the Day tonight for Bees fans heading to Oxford friendly

19 July 2017

Ticket details have been confirmed for tonight's pre-season friendly against Oxford United.

The Bees head to Oxfordshire for their third pre-season friendly and unreserved seating tickets will be available on the day, cash only, from the North Stand Ticket Office at The Kassam Stadium. 

Adults £10

Concessions £5 (Seniors 65+, Students with valid NUS card, Young Person 18-21, Juniors 7-18)

Junior Under 7 £1

Former Leeds United assistant manager Pep Clotet took charge at The Kassam Stadium earlier this month after Michael Appleton's departure for Leicester City as United look to build on last season's eighth placed finish. 

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