Oxford face Aldershot this weekend and, as Matt Peck reveals, this match sees an Oxford side that have begun to re-find their form who will be facing off against an Aldershot who are in the midst of a poor run. The two sides have already met twice this season, Oxford recording a 2-1 victory at the Rec in the JPT, and Oxford fans will be hoping for a repeat performance this time out.
Aldershot: LWLDL (4 pts)
Oxford: DWWDD (9 pts)
Reverse Fixture: (27 August 2011) Oxford United 1 – 1 Aldershot Town
Times played (at Aldershot): 3
Last league Result (At Aldershot): (8 Janauary 2011)
Aldershot 1 v 2 Oxford
Guttridge (76’) Charles OG (8’)
Oxford are unbeaten on the road in 3 games, and are unbeaten in their last 5 league games overall.
Crawley’s late equaliser was the first goal Oxford conceded in 472 minutes of football.
Aldershot Town have won 4 at home all season, and the last time they recorded a home victory was the 10 December. Indeed that was their last victory of 2011 home or away.
The history of this fixture only goes back to February 2007 when they met in the Conference. The result ended in a 1-1 draw.
Aldershot Town have scored 10 goals at home, the fewest of anyone in the league this season.
Patrick Miller is the man in the middle on Saturday. He has officiated only 3 games in League 2 this season, and 9 across the Football League, handing out 22 yellows and only 1 red in these games. He’s never ruled over an Oxford game, but has done so for Aldershot in their game against Shrewsbury in March 2010. The result was 2-0 to Aldershot.