Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

BLOOMFIELD'S PITCH - OXFORD UNITED

12 March 2013

Programme Editor David Bloomfield previews tonight's match

The delight at the 4-1 victory over Morecambe certainly had a tinge of revenge about since it was by the same scoreline the Bees had been humbled at The Globe Arena earlier this season.

In Lancashire Barnet had succumbed to an early goal, albeit by a deflection, and were never in with a shout of bringing a point away from the fixture.

Head Coach Edgar Davids had said that for him the win over Morecambe was a particular bench-mark as it indicated how far his side had come since the defeat back in mid-November.

He has also always spoken highly of Oxford United and in particular their decision making with the ball. The Bees have faced Oxford twice this season, both at Underhill, and are yet to record a victory.

Convincingly beaten in The FA Cup at the first time of asking by a 2-0 scoreline the Bees managed a point in the League game some two weeks later with a 2-2 draw.

Of all the teams in the League it is Oxford that Edgar Davids seems to reserve the most praise for. He really is impressed by their ability.

Last season, in February of 2012, the Bees really should have come away from the Kassam with a point. A Michael Hector shot had given the Bees a lead but two second half strikes put the home side in pole-position.

A late Izale McLeod penalty miss then proved very costly. Had it been converted it would have brought the scores level and with moments to go a very welcome point was distinctly on the cards; but James Constable 56th minute strike would prove to be the winning goal.

What a fillip for the rest of the season it would be in the Bees could get something from the match!

Kevin Ellison was not able to get on the scoresheet on Saturday; we just have to keep that other Barnet bug-bear Constable quite for 90 minutes tomorrow night.

Advertisement block