Abby Picton, abingdon united fc, Chynna Collings, Hananh Cox, hellenic league, Kirsty Shell, ladies, Lauren Allison, Lindsay Pinker, mark deegan, Natasha Caswell, oxford united., Sahara Osborne Ricketts, soccer, Swindon Town Ladies
Sunday 3rd March 2013
South West Women’s Combination League Cup Quarter-Final
OXFORD UNITED 2 (Allison 28 80)
SWINDON TOWN 4 (Collings 9 64 Shell 78 Picton 82)
Att 57 (h/c) at Abingdon United FC
Northcourt Road and I go back a long way. I was there in November 1994 when Abingdon United unveiled their floodlights with a game against Oxford United. They were expecting the youth team, but since the first XI had embarrassingly lost at Marlow in the FA Cup so as punishment the first team played the first half and the reserves the second. The second half was notable for keeper Mark Deegan chatting to the substitutes warming up, only to look up horrified as he was lobbed from 40 yards!
I also remember visiting in August 2003 when as part of the Hellenic League’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Oxford United sent a mixture of youth and trialists who were obviously bored, and unprofessional. They were soundly beaten by an unimpressed Hellenic League select XI and all of the trialists were shown the door the next day. I have never been so embarrassed to be an Oxford United fan as I was that day.
Since then Northcourt Road has been a regular destination for North Berkshire League Cup finals, mostly it seems involving Continue reading