Oxford United in a spot of bother after being sunk by controversial penalty

Bicester Advertiser: Ryan Williams sums up the mood around the Kassam Stadium as he misses a good chance in the second half as Oxford United lost 1-0 to fellow play-off hopefuls York City

9:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

OXFORD United felt hard done by as their crunch meeting with fellow play-off hopefuls York City was decided by a hotly-contested penalty.

MOTORSPORT: Maldonado upbeat, despite pit-lane smash

Bicester Advertiser: Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado signs autographs at the Shanghai International Circuit

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

FORMULA 1: Chinese Grand Prix preview

BILLIARDS: Franklin is Turner Cup champion

Bicester Advertiser: cue and cue ball for images of snooker and billards for sport

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Peter Franklin won the Gentworks Oxford & District League’s Turner Cup after a strong finish to his final against Gorden Cook.

CYCLE SPEEDWAY: Comeback proves in vain as Horspath pipped by Poole

Bicester Advertiser: Horspath’s Zac Payne (left) and Mark Boaler en route to victory over Poole’s Will Bristowe and Aaron Smith (right)

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Horspath Hammers were edged out 91-87 in their South and South Wales League Division 1 clash at home to Poole Comets.

CRICKET: Kingston retain crown after dominant display

Bicester Advertiser: Kingston Bagpuize, who retained the Oxfordshire Indoor Competition title

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Kingston Bagpuize retained the Oxfordshire Indoor Competition title with an emphatic 66-run victory over Horspath in the final at St Gregory the Great School, Oxford.

TABLE TENNIS: Vikings roar to title with win double

Bicester Advertiser: table tennis bat and ball close up for sport

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Vikings D have sealed the Oxford & District League Division 3 title with a match to spare.

ANGLING: Webb wins Littlemore opener at Panshill

Bicester Advertiser: Ian Fisher, with one of the two chunky chubs, which brought him victory in the Kidlington AS Open

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Chris Webb won the opening round of Littlemore AC’s Spring League fished by 14 anglers at Panshill.

ANGLING: Webb wins Littlemore opener

Bicester Advertiser: Ian Fisher, with one of the two chunky chubs, which brought him victory in the Kidlington AS Open

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

CHRIS Webb won the opening round of Littlemore AC’s Spring League fished by 14 anglers at Panshill.

MOTORSPORT: Donington's just right, says Plato

Bicester Advertiser: Jason Plato

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

BOXING: Prichard on song with fourth win

Bicester Advertiser: Andy Prichard (right)

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

BICESTER light middle-weight Andy Prichard made it four wins from four as he beat Northampton’s Kev Portas on points at the Heatherley Hotel in Gloucester.

SWIMMING: O'Leary powers to British silver medal

Bicester Advertiser: Niall O'Leary won silver

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Abingdon Vale’s Niall O’Leary hit new heights when he won a silver medal in the British Gas Championships at the Tollcross International Centre, Glasgow.

HOCKEY: Bicester's bid for top award

Bicester Advertiser: hockey - field

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

BICESTER have been shortlisted for club of the year at the England Hockey awards dinner.

TRIATHLON: Clarke bags ninth place

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

MARCUS Clarke was Bicester Tri Club’s leading finisher in the town’s On Your Marks Events triathlon with a ninth-placed effort in 1hr 5mins 55secs.

RUGBY UNION: Welsh's superb late fightback falls just short

Bicester Advertiser: London Welsh’s Daniel Browne and Joe Ajuwa get to grips with Bristol's George Watkins at the Memorial Ground last night

11:24pm Friday 18th April 2014

Bristol 25, London Welsh 21

Who was Oxford United's man of the match against York?

Bicester Advertiser: oxford united logo 1200pix

6:51pm Friday 18th April 2014

Oxford Utd 0, York City 1 (Coulson pen 47)

Bicester Advertiser: Michael Raynes last scored in March

4:59pm Friday 18th April 2014

OXFORD United's play-off fate is no longer in their hands after they were leapfrogged by York City, who won the Good Friday meeting at the Kassam Stadium.

Josh's joy at new Oxford United deal

Bicester Advertiser: Josh Ruffels has agreed a new contract with Oxford United

9:30am Friday 18th April 2014

JOSH Ruffels was thrilled to sign a lengthy new contract at Oxford United after admitting his first season at the club had exceeded expectations.

Memories stick for Constable during Oxford United's run-in

Bicester Advertiser: James Constable controls the ball as Josh Ruffels looks on in Saturday’s win at Plymouth

9:20am Friday 18th April 2014

A RANDOM find in the back of a drawer this week has given James Constable added inspiration ahead of today’s game.

Clarke hoping for a quiet game after having a hand in Oxford United win

Bicester Advertiser: Ryan Clarke shouts instructions at Plymouth Argyle, where he made vital saves last weekend  Picture: David Fleming

9:10am Friday 18th April 2014

AFTER taking centre stage last weekend with one of the best saves of his career, Oxford United goalkeeper Ryan Clarke would be happy to be out of the spotlight this afternoon.

Oxford United's boss wants a 'very Good Friday'

Bicester Advertiser: Deane Smalley

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

GARY Waddock has called on Oxford United to back up last weekend’s fine performance with another against York City as he targets a ‘very Good Friday’ today (3).

Kitson tips Oxford United's O'Dowda for a big future

Bicester Advertiser: Dave Kitson (centre) celebrates his goal at Plymouth with Callum O’Dowda and David Hunt Picture: David Fleming

8:50am Friday 18th April 2014

DAVE Kitson is convinced Callum O’Dowda has a big future after the way the youngster dealt with a miss last weekend.

York City looking to repeat Fratton exploits at Oxford United

Bicester Advertiser: Michael Coulson

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

YORK City boss Nigel Worthington believes their victory at Fratton Park last month was good preparation for this afternoon’s clash against Oxford United.

RUGBY UNION: Exiles' form augurs well for play-off bid

Bicester Advertiser: Daniel Browne in action for London Welsh against Bedford at the Kassam Stadium

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP

FOOTBALL: Gee urges Millers to keep up pressure

Bicester Advertiser: North Leigh boss Mark Gee says his side can still make the Division 1 South & West, though admits it will be a Herculean task

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

North Leigh manager Mark Gee has backed his side to keep up the heat on their Calor League Division 1 South & West play-off rivals as they entertain struggling Clevedon Town tomorrow.

POINT-TO-POINT: Whittington hands Venant debut at Lockinge

Bicester Advertiser: Runners, headed by Lough Derg (left), jump a fence in front of packed crowds during last year’s meeting at Lockinge

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Sparsholt trainer Joanna Whittington is set to provide Jordon Venant with his first ride in public when she runs Cuban Piece at the Old Berks Hunt meeting at Lockinge, near Wantage, on Easter Monday.

FOOTBALL: Ford expects City to turn on style and secure survival

Bicester Advertiser: Jamie Cook is back in the Oxford City squad for their Easter programme

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Oxford City boss Mike Ford won’t allow his side to be distracted by events elsewhere as they host promotion-chasing Hednesford Town in Skrill North tomorrow afternoon, writes Matthew Bruce.

Oxford United youngster wins award

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford United youngster wins award

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

SAMI Khawaja will be presented with the Kevin Durham Memorial Trophy before kick-off today.

TENNIS: Oxford Sports complete top-flight title double

Bicester Advertiser: tennis racket hitting ball for sport

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Oxford Sports completed a club double by clinching the Thames Valley League Ladies’ Division 1 championship with a crushing 7-1 win away to Portcullis.

CRICKET: Oxfordshire gain benefit from Sussex link

Bicester Advertiser: Richard Kaufman returns to the Oxfordshire side to face Sussex on Monday

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Oxfordshire have praised their relationship with Sussex as an outstanding on the eve of their Twenty20 friendly match at Hove on Monday.

RUGBY UNION: Welsh are eyeing up top spot

Bicester Advertiser: Seb Stegmann dives over for London Welsh's third try

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

LONDON Welsh attempt to go top of the Greene King IPA Championship table when they travel to leaders Bristol tonight (7.45).

CYCLING: Axford's team ease to victory

Bicester Advertiser: generic image of a racing cyclist for the sport desk

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Arctic Tacx Racing Team, headed by Oxford cyclist Danny Axford, made it two wins out of two with a two-minute victory over their nearest competitors in the Antelope 50km three-man team time trial in Chalgrove, Averaging 28mph, the Kent-based team posted the fastest time at halfway by more than a minute from Loughborough University.

Oxford United reach out to lapsed fans as season ticket prices announced

Bicester Advertiser: oxford united logo 1200pix

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

OXFORD United are contacting the 2,000 supporters who have slipped away over the last four years in a bid to win them back.

RUGBY UNION: Struggling Chinnor ring the changes

Bicester Advertiser: Chinnor scrum half Frank Jones scored their second try at Clifton

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

SSE ENGLISH CLUBS CHAMPIONSHIP

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean is paid at last

Bicester Advertiser: Romain Grosjean at Sepang

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Formula 1

PIGEON RACING RESULTS

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Oxford Central (Portland, 10 sent 96): 1, 3, 6 K Shipperley 1636, 1547.9,1537; 2, 4, 9, L Wheeler 1632, 1547.4, 1496.5; 11, 13 Mr & Mrs V Hall 1540, 1488, 1481; 7, 8 D Bowler 1517.8, 1517.3; 10, 20 K Raw 1489,1458; 12 M Higginson 1484,14,15, 17 E Irving 1479, 1477.7, 1477.1; 16 D Fellows 1477.1; 18, 19 Mr & Mrs R Ward 1469, 1467.

GOLF: Pepperell's sorry start

Bicester Advertiser: Eddie Pepperell has performed well on home soil this season

4:00am Friday 18th April 2014

European Tour

Ruffels signs long-term contract at Oxford United

Bicester Advertiser: Pictures from the U's 3-0 lose at Chesterfield

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JOSH Ruffels has signed a new contract which could keep him at Oxford United until 2018.

ATHLETICS: Hunter's capital gains

Bicester Advertiser: Athletics hurdler

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Alchester's Ian Hunter led the way for local athletes at the Virgin Money London Marathon.

EQUESTRIAN: New club is celebrating

Bicester Advertiser: Louise Bull competes in the showjumping phase for Bicester

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Bicester Riding Club members were delighted after winning of the British Riding Club’s Area 6 Liaison Trophy Competition at Berkshire College of Agriculture in Hurley near Maidenhead.

GOLF: Kamara's investing

Bicester Advertiser: Sky Sports pundit and enthusiastic amateur golfer Chris Kamara (2663222)

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Chris Kamara has become a partner at the new driving range at Heathfield Park.

RUGBY UNION: Bicester on the climb

Bicester Advertiser: rugby generic

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Bicester can look forward to derbies with Alchester again next season after securing the second promotion spot.

BOXING: Prichard makes it four wins in a row

Bicester Advertiser: Andy Prichard (right) celebrates his victory over Northampton's Kev Portas

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Bicester light middle-weight Andy Prichard made it four wins from four as he beat Northampton’s Kev Portas on points at the Heatherley Hotel in Gloucester.

FOOTBALL: Keeble's clincher

Bicester Advertiser: Oakley United scorer Shayne Almond (left) holds off Tom Chase during their 2-0 win at Horspath which boosted their title bid

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Oakley boosted their Premier Division title hopes with a 2-0 victory at second-placed Horspath.

FOOTBALL: Super-troopers Abba hit the high notes

Bicester Advertiser: Abba Athletic celebrate winning the Coronation Cup

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Abba Athletic lifted the Banbury District & Lord Jersey FA’s Coronation Cup with a 7-6 sudden-death penalty shoot-out win over Bishops Itchingdon in the final at Banbury United.

FOOTBALL: Convey's penalty wins it for Ardley

Bicester Advertiser: Callum Convey scored Ardley United's winner in their 1-0 success at Ascot United on Tuesday

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Ardley United kept up the pressure at the top of the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division with a 1-0 win at fellow title-challengers Ascot United on Tuesday.

Oxford United owner says fans hold the key to financial stability

Bicester Advertiser: Ian Lenagan and Gary Waddock

9:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

IAN Lenagan has called on supporters to match his commitment to Oxford United, with the chairman saying they hold the key to the club’s financial success in the future.

ICE HOCKEY: Double joy sees Stars reach new heights

Bicester Advertiser: Oxford City Stars gather (above) after retaining the league title, as some of their 220 travelling fans begin the party in the background

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

DARREN Elliott hailed Oxford City Stars’ first league and cup double as a triumph for the entire club.

BAR BILLIARDS: Vikings sail through to Knockout Cup final

Bicester Advertiser: cue and cue ball for images of snooker and billards for sport

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Vikings Sports Club are into the final of the Johnsons Oxford League Group A Team Knockout Cup after defeating Kennington Club 3-2, writes PETE EWINS.

BOWLS: Curtain falls on Petersen's cup career

Bicester Advertiser: Mike Petersen delivers a wood during Oxon’s big win

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford City & County’s Mike Petersen has announced his retirement from Oxfordshire’s Middleton Cup squad after 27 years.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh's Quill keeping grounded

Bicester Advertiser: John Quill attacks for London Welsh against Jersey on Saturday                        Picture: Martin John

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

JOHN Quill enjoyed a dream first start for London Welsh with a brace of tries and a man-of-the-match award.









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