Preview: Oxford City (h)
Posted on 24th August 2023
Oxford City vs Maidenhead United
Tickets are available to purchase in advance here and are priced at:
Concessions (Over 65 years old, Student, UB40): £15
Next Generation (17-22 years old): £10
Under 17's: £5
Supporters can purchase tickets at the turnstile for the above prices with cash or card on the day after online sales end at 1:30pm.
This match will be unsegregated with all supporters able to access the ground via both the York Road and Bell Street turnstiles.
In the dugout
This is 32-year-old Ross Jenkins first managerial job following his early retirement at age 28. Jenkins started his playing career in the United Kingdom at Watford before moving to Crawley Town. Jenkins would then move around Europe playing in Romania, Bulgaria, and Norway before finishing his career in Scotland for Hamilton Academical.
Jenkins was put initially in charge of Oxford City on a caretaker basis in January 2022 and was then appointed in March on a full-time basis. The Hoops would lose on play-offs during his first season in management but last season would go one step further, beating St Albans City 4-0 to secure National League status for the first time ever.
Players to watch
Josh Parker – Forward – Parker was a key member in securing the Hoops promotion to the National League last season scoring 18 goals in all competitions. The Antigua and Barbudan international has been at the club since 2022 when he was signed from Burton Albion. The 32-year-old has shown he can make the step up with three goals to his name already.
Pierre Fonkeu- Forward – Another player going forward, new signing Fonkeu got off the mark for the Hoops last time out during a 1-1 draw at FC Halifax Town. Fonkeu impressed last season at Dartford picking up ten goals before making the move to Oxfordshire in the summer on a free transfer.
Canice Carroll – Midfielder – Carroll was a pivotal part of the Oxford City squad who were promoted last season, playing the most minutes for the club with 4,230. The defensive midfielder has been at the club since 2021 when he was signed from Scottish side Queens Park. The former Republic of Ireland international has played every minute of the National League so far and is sure to start on Saturday.
Last time out
It was a day to forget for Maidenhead United last time these two faced Oxford City coming out 2-1 winners in the FA Trophy first round. Nana Owusu gave the Magpies the lead at York Road in the second half before Kabongo Tshimanga equalised from the penalty spot before the hour mark. Ryan Upward had the chance to win the game for Maidenhead from the spot but missed. Tshimanga would score his and Oxford City’s second goal in extra time to book a trip to Maidstone United.
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