City travel to Oxford City on Saturday hoping to continue their fine recent away form in the league, having gained eight points from the last four trips. The Hoops, who have failed to score in their last three matches at Marsh Lane, are not having the best of seasons and will be looking anxiously over their shoulder as they have played more matches than several at the foot of the table.
While we were frequent visitors to the City of Dreaming Spires to play Headington (now Oxford United) in Charlie Fleming’s era, their neighbours have only crossed paths with us in the past three seasons and City have an unbeaten record there.
Bath aside, there is probably no more attractive city to visit in National League South than Oxford and mid winter is a good time to go with the centre relatively quiet. As well as many attractions, including the historic university buildings, famous museums and galleries, the city is blessed with some outstanding pubs and restaurants.
Unfortunately, as with so many of our destinations in this league, Marsh Lane is situated some three miles from the centre, requiring a bus or taxi trip and there are few facilities in the neighbourhood. However, there is excellent access from the nearby ring road so there is no need to drive through the centre if you are just interested in the match. The ground is neatly set out, with a good sized clubhouse, and one difference that City supporters will notice is that it now includes a 3G pitch.
A more detailed review of Marsh Lane can be found here…
The eighty mile trip from Bath will take just under two hours. The Supporters Club hope to run a large coach and full details can be found at…
Concessions and Students £6
Under 16s £3
Whichever means of travel you use to get to the match, have a safe journey and hopefully the reward of three more points for the City!