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A selection of programmes from various Oxford United and Headington United matches:  includes historical, important (good and bad!) or memorable games - or even just those with interesting covers!
Please feel free to send in photos of scans of programmes that you have, that may be worth adding to the list, or suggestions for additions - using the contact link above - thanks!
 
Season Cover (click for a larger image) Date
Result
Match
  Season Cover (click for a larger image) Date
Result
Match
1948-49 15 Apr 1949
 

Headington Utd v West Ham Utd
 

1949-50 20 Aug 1949
Lost 2-5

Hastings Utd v Headington Utd
First professional league match.

 

1950-51 18 Dec 1950
 

Headington Utd v
Banbury Spencer
Floodlight football

 

1953-54   9 Jan 1954
Drew 0-0

Stockport Cty v Headington Utd
First appearance in F.A. Cup 3rd round.
 

1953-54 30 Jan 1954
Lost 2-4

Headington Utd v Bolton Wdrs
First appearance in F.A. Cup 4th round.  Bolton were the previous season's beaten finalists.

1959-60   30 Apr 1960
Won 1-3

Gravesend & Northfleet v Headington United
Last ever match as "Headington United" (Southern League).

1960-61   20 Aug 1960
Won 3-0

Oxford United v Worcester City
First competitive match as "Oxford United" (Southern League Premier Division).

1962-63 18 Aug 1962, Saturday
Lost 3-2

Barrow v Oxford United
First match as members of The Football League.

1962-63 22 Aug 1962, Wednesday
Won 2-1

Oxford United v Lincoln City
First home match in The Football League.

1963-64 15 Feb 1964
Won 3-1

Oxford Utd v Blackburn Rovers
Record home attendance at the time (F.A. Cup 5th round. 21,700).  Blackburn were second in the First Division at the time.

1963-64 29 Feb 1964, Saturday
Lost 1-2

Oxford Utd v Preston North End
Current record home attendance (F.A. Cup quarter final. 22,750).  First Fourth Division team to ever reach this stage of the F.A. Cup.

1964-65 19 Dec 1964, Saturday
Won 7-0

Oxford United v Barrow
Best league win.

1971-72 15 Jan 1972, Saturday
Lost 0-3

Oxford United v Liverpool
F.A. Cup 3rd round.
The club's first ever competitive fixture against Liverpool.

1971-72 31 Mar 1972, Friday
Lost 0-1

Birmingham City v Oxford United
The attendance of 1,8740 is the current highest home league attendance.

1972-73 6 Sep 1972, Wednesday
Drew 2-2

Oxford United v Manchester Utd
League Cup 2nd round.  Featuring Dennis Law, George Best & Bobby Charlton, this was the first of eight League and Cup meetings between the two sides at The Manor in the next 16 years.  Oxford were to win four and draw two.

1972-73   24 Feb 1973, Saturday
Won 3-1

Swindon Town v Oxford United
Unfortunately, this game remains as the only win at the County Ground, the home of the main local rivals Swindon Town, in 25 attempts.

1974-75 8 Feb 1975, Saturday
Won 1-0

Oxford United v Manchester Utd

1976-77 2 Apr 1977, Saturday
Lost 2-3

Oxford United v Peterboro' Utd
Issue commemorating the death of Peter Houseman

1980-81   15 Nov 1980, Saturday
Won 1-0

Oxford United v Chester
Current lowest home league attendance (2,526).

1981-82 23 Jan 1982, Saturday
Won 3-0

Brighton & Hove A. v Oxford Utd
F.A. Cup.  This was the heaviest home defeat for a First Division team by a team from outside the top two divisions for over 20 years.

1983-84 26 Oct 1983, Wednesday
Won 2-0

Oxford United v Newcastle Utd
League Cup 2nd round.  The first ever visit of Newcastle to The Manor, their team included Kevin Keegan, Chris Waddle, Peter Beardsley & Terry McDermott.

1983-84 23 Nov 1983, Wednesday
Won 4-1

Oxford United v Leeds United
League Cup 3rd round.

1983-84 30 Nov 1983, Wednesday
Drew 1-1

Oxford United v Manchester Utd
League Cup 4th round

1983-84 7 Dec 1983, Wednesday
Drew 1-1

Manchester Utd v Oxford United
League Cup 4th round 1st replay

1983-84 19 Dec 1983, Wednesday
Won 2-1

Oxford United v Manchester Utd
League Cup 4th round 2nd replay.

1983-84 18 Jan 1984, Wednesday
Drew 1-1

Oxford United v Everton
League Cup quarter final.
The infamous kevin Brock
back pass!

1983-84 12 May 1984, Saturday
Won 3-2

Oxford United v Rotherham Utd
This win clinched the Division Three title for United.

1984-85 31 Oct 1984, Wednesday
Won 3-2

Oxford United v Arsenal
League Cup 3rd round.

 

1984-85   24 Nov 1984, Saturday
Won 5-2

Oxford United v Leeds United
A November game, in which Oxford scored their 50th League and Cup goal of the season.  It was also their tenth successive home win.

1984-85 24 Apr 1985, Wednesday
Won 1-0

Oxford Utd v Shrewsbury Town
The game that secured promotion for United to Division One, to see the club in the top flight for the first time in their history.

1985-86 17 Aug 1985, Saturday
Drew 1-1

West Brom. Albion v Oxford Utd First match in Division One.

1985-86 21 Aug 1985, Wednesday
Drew, 1-1

Oxford Utd v Tottenham Hotspur
First home match in Division One.

1985-86 16 Nov 1985, Saturday
Lost 2-1

Arsenal v Oxford United
First ever league game at Highbury

1985-86 23 Nov 1985
Won 4-3

Oxford United v Ipswich Town
A Division One league match which Oxford were losing 0-3 just after half time, saw a remarkable comeback to finally win the game 4-3.

1985-86 11 Jan 1986, Saturday
Lost 3-1

Manchester Utd v Oxford United
Current largest league attendance (51,820).

1985-86 12 Mar 1986, Wednesday
Won 2-1

Oxford United v Aston Villa
League Cup semi-final 2nd leg

1985-86 22 Mar 1986, Saturday
Lost 6-0

Liverpool v Oxford United
First ever league match at Anfield

1985-86

12 February 1986, Wednesday
Drew 0-0

Aston Vila v Oxford United
Milk (League) Cup semi-final 1st leg

1985-86

20 April 1986, Sunday
Won 3-0

Oxford United v Q.P.R.
Wembley, 1986 Milk (League) Cup Final.  Largest attendance at any match (90,396).

1986-87 8 Nov 1986, Saturday
Won 2-0

Oxford United v Manchester Utd
Alex Ferguson's first match as manager of Manchester Utd.

1987-88 6 Feb 1988, Saturday
Lost 7-4

Luton Town v Oxford United
The season United dropped out
 of the top division.

1987-88 28 Feb 1988, Sunday
Lost 0-2

Luton Town v Oxford United
League Cup semi-final 2nd leg.

1991-92 2 May 1992, Saturday
Won 1-2

Tranmere Rovers v Oxford Utd
An away win at Prenton Park, on
the final day of the season, ensured survival in Division Two for this season.

1992-93 3 November 1992, Tuesday
Drew 5-5

Oxford United v Portsmouth
United trailed 3-0, 4-1 and 5-2 during this match, but scored two goals in the last 90 seconds to secure an unlikely point.

1993-94 29 Jan 1994, Saturday
Drew 2-2

Oxford United v Leeds United
F.A Cup 4th round.

1994-95 13 Nov 1994, Sunday
Lost 2-0

Marlow v Oxford Utd
F.A. Cup 1st round.

1995-96 11 Nov 1995, Saturday
Won 9-1

Oxford Utd v Dorchester Town
Best cup win (F.A. Cup).

1995-96 4 May 1996, Saturday
Won 4-0

Oxford Utd v Peterborough Utd
The last game of the season, and the win that secured automatic promotion back to the second tier.

1998-99   19 Sep 1998, Saturday
Lost 7-0

Sunderland v Oxford United
Worst League defeat.

1998-99 12 Dec 1998, Saturday
Lost 1-7

Oxford United v Birmingham City
Heaviest home defeat

2000-01 1 May 2001, Tuesday
Drew 1-1

Oxford United v Port Vale
Last League match at The Manor.

2001-02 11 Aug 2001, Saturday
Lost 1-2

Oxford United v Rochdale
First League game at The Kassam Stadium.

2002-03 8 Dec 2002, Sunday
Won 1-0

Oxford United v Swindon Town
F.A. Cup

2004-05 17 Jul 2004
Drew 1-1

Oxford United v Chelsea
Josť Mourinho's first game as manager of Chelsea (pre-season friendly).

2005-06 6 May 2006, Saturday
Lost 2-3

Oxford United v Leyton Orient
After 44 years as members of The Football league, this was the last match before relegation to The Conference National.

2006-07 12 Aug 2006, Saturday
Won 2-0

Oxford United v Halifax Town
First match in The Conference.

2006-07 4 May 2007, Friday
Won 0-1

Exeter City v Oxford United
Play-off semi-final, 1st leg
Oxford's first ever play-off game,
 in any division.

2006-07 8 May 2007, Tuesday
Lost 1-2

Oxford United v Exeter City
Play-off semi-final, 2nd leg

2009-10 3 May 2010, Monday
Won 2-0

Oxford United v Rushden & Diamonds
Play-off semi-final, 2nd leg.
Oxford go through to the play-off final 3-1 on aggregate.

2009-10 16 May 2010, Sunday
Won 3-1

Oxford United v York City
Play-off final at Wembley.
Oxford promoted back to The Football League after a four year absence.

 
 

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