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Match preview: Oxford City

29 November 2020

Town match preview for Town's Emirates FA Cup tie with Oxford City.

Oxford City come into the second round of the Emirates FA Cup after staging an upset in the first round proper after progressing past Sky Bet League One Northampton Town at Marsh Lane.

The Hoops currently sit in 13th position in the National League South table. In their last five, David Oldfield’s side have lost three and drawn two in league competition.

Name: Oxford City Football Club

Nickname: The Hoops

Founded: 1883 (137 years ago)

Stadium: Marsh Lane

Capacity: 3,500

The Manager – David Oldfield

Oldfield's first experience of football management came during a caretaker spell with Oxford United in 2005 - taking temporary charge of United due to the dismissal of Ian Atkins.

Later in his coaching career, took the reigns at Brackley Town but left the Saints in 2008. Another caretaker spell came at Peterborough United before Oldfield joined Oxford City in March 2020. The former midfielder enjoyed a lengthy playing career having represented the likes of Luton Town, Manchester City, Leicester City and Stoke City amongst others. Oldfield was born in Perth, Western Australia.

Goalkeeper – Ben Dudzinski

Young goalkeeper who joined Oxford City in August 2020, after a spell at Gosport Borough and Sutton United. Ben already has a season of National League experience under his belt prior to joining City as he lined up for Havant & Waterlooville in the 2018/19 season. Previously been at Lowestoft, Hartlepool and Darlington.

Defender - Aaron Drewe

Drewe Joined Oxford City in September 2019 from QPR. A young, pacey right-back, Aaron is seen as an exciting prospect after a positive pre-season. Despite being with QPR for his whole career, he spent last season on loan at Chelmsford City. He’s played plenty of football for the QPR academy, including appearances in the FA Youth Cup.

Midfielder – Zac

McEachran Near unplayable on his day, Zac first joined City as a 17-year-old but spent a number of seasons at Banbury United before re-joining the Hoops.  The midfielder became a very important player for the Hoops with his quality on the pitch, and somehow always seems to come out of a tight area with the ball. Zac is known for scoring a few spectacular goals each season!

Forward – James Roberts

Exciting winger who David Oldfield brought back to the club in 2020 following a spell with Spennymoor Town. Originally signed on loan for two spells from Oxford United, where he burst onto the scene with two goals on his FA Cup debut for his parent club. Scored two goals in 15 appearances in his first spell at the club in 2016/17.

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