Oxford United’s unbeaten run ends at Bolton

Oxford Line-up and Stats

LEAGUE ONEUniversity of Bolton Stadium
SAT 21 AUG 2021Attendance: 15073
Bolton Wanderers2Oxford United1
13Jack Stevens
14Anthony Forde?
16Luke McNally
4Jordan Thorniley
42Steve Seddon
10Mark Sykes⬇️
8Cameron Brannagan
6Alex Gorrin⬇️
21Gavin Whyte
11Sam Winnall⬇️
9Matt Taylor⚽?
27Holland⬆️ 76 for Winnall
18McGuane⬆️ 77 for Sykes?
19Agyei⬆️ 87 for Gorrin

Bolton vs Oxford Match Report

After a bright start, Oxford conceded their first goals in open play to see their unbeaten run end with a 2-1 loss to Bolton.

Bolton of course were playing in the Premier League a decade ago, and since their relegation in 2012 have slid down the leagues and back-to-back relegations in 2019 and 2020 see the club in League 2. With an instant bounce back with a 3rd place finish thanks to top scorer Eoin Doyle, they have their sights on another consecutive promotion this season. Both sites started the game unbeaten, with the U’s 7 points superior to Bolton’s 5.

The U’s fancied their chances though, and Matty Taylor started up front with Sam Winnall. The two linked up in the 11th minute with Winnall chipping a delicious through ball for Taylor to round Dixon to score his first of the season. His goal now makes 6 players on one goal apiece.

Bolton are a strong side though, and ex West Ham player Afolayan looked dangerous up front as his squandered a few chances, before curling a beauty in from 2o yards to get the game level into the break.

After the break Oxford were still up for the game, Whyte, Brannagan, Sykes and Taylor all went close to giving the U’s the lead, but Bolton won a corner in the 63rd minute and Doyle headed home. The 33 year old Irishman has 21 goals in 47 league starts for Wanderers, and 2 this campaign matching Afolayan.

Credit to Oxford, the players kept up the efforts and had chances to put back level, and Whyte should have perhaps hit the target in injury time. The loss was painful given the dominance, but it was an encouraging performance from Robinson’s side.

League One Table

1Sheffield Wednesday4105
2Wycombe Wanderers4104
4Accrington Stanley492
6Burton Albion490
7Bolton Wanderers482
8Plymouth Argyle472
9Wigan Athletic472
11Rotherham United460
12Cambridge United452
13MK Dons450
14AFC Wimbledon450
17Lincoln City44-1
18Cheltenham Town44-2
19Fleetwood Town43-2
20Ipswich Town42-2
21Charlton Athletic41-4
22Crewe Alexandra41-4
23Doncaster Rovers41-4
24Shrewsbury Town40-7

Oxford United Fixtures and Results 21/22

08.08.21ACambridge UnitedLeague OneD1-1Match Report
11.08.21ABurton AlbionCarabao CupD1-1Match Report
14.08.21HCharlton AthleticLeague OneW2-1Match Report
17.08.21HCrewe AlexandraLeague OneW1-0Match Report
21.08.21ABolton WanderersLeague OneL1-2Match Report
24.08.21HQueens Park RangersCarabao CupL0-2Match Report
28.08.21HLincoln CityLeague OneW3-1Match Report
31.08.21ACambridge UnitedPapa Johns TrophyL1-4Match Report
04.09.21AAFC WimbledonLeague OneL1-3Match Report
11.09.21HWycombe WanderersLeague OneD0-0Match Report
18.09.21ACheltenham TownLeague OneL0-1Match Report
25.09.21HGillinghamLeague OneD1-1Match Report
28.09.21HAccrington StanleyLeague OneW5-1Match Report
02.10.21ASheffield WednesdayLeague OneW2-1Match Report
05.10.21HStevenagePapa Johns TrophyL1-2Match Report
16.10.21HPlymouth ArgyleLeague OneL1-3Match Report
19.10.21HShrewsbury TownLeague OneW2-0Match Report
23.10.21ABurton AlbionLeague OneW3-1Match Report
26.10.21HSpurs U21Papa Johns TrophyW3-2Match Report
30.10.21HMorecombeLeague OneW3-1Match Report
7.11.21HBristol RoversFA CupD2-2Match Report
13.11.21AIpswich TownLeague OneD0-0Match Report
16.11.21ABristol RoversFA CupL3-4Match Report
23.11.21HFleetwood TownLeague OneW3-1Match Report
27.11.21HRotherham UnitedLeague OneD0-0Match Report
04.12.21ASunderlandLeague OneD1-1Match Report
07.12.21ADoncaster RoversLeague OneW2-1Match Report
11.12.21AMK DonsLeague OneW2-1Match Report
18.12.21HWigan AthleticLeague OneL2-3Match Report
29.12.21HAFC WimbledonLeague OneW3-0Match Report
01.01.22HCheltenham TownLeague OneD1-1Match Report
08.01.22ALincoln CityLeague OneL0-2Match Report
15.01.22AWycombe WanderersLeague OneL0-2Match Report
22.01.22HSheffield WednesdayLeague OneW3-2Match Report
29.01.22AGillinghamLeague OneW7-2Match Report
01.02.22AWigan AthleticLeague OneD1-1Match Report
05.02.22HPortsmouthLeague OneW3-2Match Report
08.02.22AAccrington StanleyLeague OneL0-2Match Report
12.02.22HBolton WanderersLeague OneL2-3Match Report
19.02.22ACharlton AthleticLeague OneW4-0Match Report
22.02.22ACrewe AlexandraLeague OneW1-0Match Report
26.02.22HCambridge UnitedLeague OneW4-2Match Report
01.03.22APortsmouthLeague OneL2-3Match Report
05.03.22HBurton AlbionLeague OneW4-1Match Report
12.03.22AShrewsbury TownLeague OneW2-1Match Report
19.03.22HIpswich TownLeague OneD1-1Match Report
02.04.22APlymouth ArgyleLeague OneL0-1
05.04.22AMorecombeLeague OneL1-2
09.04.22HSunderlandLeague OneL1-2
15.04.22AFleetwood TownLeague OneW3-2
18.04.22HMK DonsLeague OneW1-0
23.04.22ARotherham UnitedLeague OneL1-2
30.04.22HDoncaster RoversLeague OneD1-1