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Live - Oxford United v West Ham
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- U's host Premier League new boys
- Four new signings make their debut
That just about wraps it up from the Kassam Stadium, a promising start to Oxford United's pre-season campaign.
Next up, a trip to Didcot on Friday night.
Smalley's scorcher gives Oxford United victory: Oxford United 1 West Ham United 0 http://t.co/Jo58MlB4— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc boss Chris Wilder: "Sometimes pre-season friendlies are flat and can fizzle out, but that was competitive."— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
Deane Smalley: "Last season was disappointing for me, but hopefully now I can kick on and show everyone what I’m made of" #oufc— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
Good start, reaction to follow.
FT: #oufc 1 #whufc 0 The home side see out the final minutes with ease to seal victory. Smalley's first half rocket wins the game.— @TheOxfordMail 17 July 2012
#oufc 1 #whufc 0 Turgott sees a header from close range go over. Looked like Clarke tipped it over, but the ref gives a goal kick.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 1 #whufc 0 Robbie Hall gives all Oxford fans a reminder of what they had last season - sprinting in and shooting on to a post. Lively.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 1 #whufc 0 Craddock almost gets in on goal, but Wearen sprints back to make a well-timed tackle in the box.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
9:07pm Tue 17 Jul 12
! Go on Son!!
#oufc 1 #whufc 0 Changes ahoy for the visitors with an hour gone. Seven subs, including Rob Hall, who gets a big cheer from the home fans.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 1 #whufc 0 All those changes mean it's taken a while for the hosts to settle. Craddock gets a sight of goal and has a pop. Saved.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 1 #whufc 0 Looks like just two changes for the visitors. Ex-Oxon schoolboy Matt Taylor & Nicky Maynard on for Cole & McCartney.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 1 #whufc 0 2nd half team (10 subs) Clarke, Boaten, Tafazoli, Raynes, Capaldi, Smith, Forster-Caskey, Harris, Rigg, Constable, Craddock— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 1 #whufc 0 Just about to get going for the second half. Official attendance is a healthy 4,780 (1,101 from East London).— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
Half time: #oufc 1 #whufc 0 Smalley's cracking goal separates the sides, decent first 45 mins for the hosts, who may make 11 subs at ht.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
Deane Smalley has a lot to prove after a dismal first season at Oxford, but he took that chance like a man full of confidence. That'll do him the world of good.
GOAL! #oufc 1 (Smalley 36) #whufc 0 Smalley smashes United in front, burying a first-time shot after a cross is half-cleared.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
Biggest cheer of the night so far is for a ballboy, who falls over an advertising hoarding while looking up to catch a clearance.
Chuckles all round, except for the red-faced youngster.
#oufc 0 #whufc 0 Nolan's looked classy so far. His low cross creates West Ham's best opening, but Vaz Te puts it wide from eight yards.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 0 #whufc 0 Not so friendly out there at the moment. Chapman and Noble booked, rare for pre-season. The fans trade Di Canio 'banter'.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 0 #whufc 0 Potter steams in with a full blooded challenge, which angers Gary O'Neil. Seconds later a Noble tackle sparks a bust-up.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 0 #whufc 0 Evans has looked decent so far at centre half. The triallist stands up well to block Vaz Te in full flow.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 0 #whufc 0 First chance falls to Oxford on the break. Pittman races on to Chapman's header but after holding off Spence he blazes over— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 0 #whufc 0 Hammers' front two are Carlton Cole and Ricardo Vaz Te. Pretty tasty! The latter blazes the away side's first effort over.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 0 #whufc 0 The visitors dominating possession early on but Potter wins the first corner, which comes to nothing. Decent crowd in.— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc 0 #whufc 0 We are go...— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
Rob Hall on #whufc's bench. I'm sure he'll get a big reception later - the teenager netted 6 goals in 12 starts on loan at #oufc last season— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
Just five Oxford United players who featured that night are in tonight's squad - Ryan Clarke, Jake Wright, Simon Heslop, Alfie Potter and James Constable.
For West Ham, only Mark Noble and Carlton Cole were named for both games.
This is the first meeting between the two sides since a Carling Cup second round tie two seasons ago, which the Hammers won 1-0 thanks to a 90th minute effort from Scott Parker.
...Courtney Harris (Fulham), Tom Smith (Man City) and Sean McAllister (Shrewsbury T). #oufc— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
Six triallists in #oufc's line-up. They are: Alex Evans (from Cardiff City), Michael Boateng (B Rovers), Ryan Tafazoli (So'ton)...— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
The good news is West Ham are here and are now going through their warm-up on what looks a cracking playing surface.
Kick-off just 15 minutes away.
#whufc subs vs #oufc: Larkins, Wearen, Maynard, Pollitt, Hall, Taylor, Ruddock, Moncur, Turgot, Nasha, Lletget— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#whufc starting line-up: Henderson, Demel, Spence, Reid, McCartney, Noble, Nolan, O'Neil, Morrison, Cole, Vaz Te— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc subs: Crocombe, Raynes, Boateng, Capaldi, Forster-Caskey, Tafazoli, Harris, Smith, Long, Lynn, Craddock, Constable, Rigg— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
#oufc starting line-up vs #whufc: Clarke, Batt, Wright, Evans, McGinty, Heslop, Chapman, McAllister, Potter, Pittman, Smalley— @OxfordMailOUFC 17 July 2012
Other than the weather, the first thing to note is the absence of tonight's visitors.
Big Sam's side have been caught up in traffic, but are expected here shortly.
Good evening and welcome to a gloriously sunny Kassam Stadium for the opening game of Oxford United's pre-season.
Team news and build-up to follow.