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Though the two clubs now enjoy an intense local rivalry, competitive clashes between Swindon and Oxford only started in 1965, three years after the U's were elected to the Football League to replace the bankrupt Accrington Stanley. Many of the opening encounters between the sides were cagey affairs, with just nine goals being scored in the first ten matches, six of which being scored by the Town in two 3-0 victories. Of those ten games, six ended as goalless draws, and Oxford failed to score in all but two of the games - their first goal against the Town coming in the sixth match between the sides. When Oxford finally registered a victory against Swindon at the eighth time of asking, it was an ignominous exit from the League Cup for the Town - the 1-0 defeat at the Manor Ground ending their defence of the trophy, having won it the previous season. Since then, Swindon have maintained an impressive record over their local rivals.

Few players have been transferred between the two clubs over the years - though one of the most controversial happened in 1995, when Joey Beauchamp returned to the Manor Ground from Swindon for £75,000 - a loss of more than £700,000 on the price they paid just fourteen months previously. In June 1993, Beauchamp joined West Ham from Oxford for £1m, but after just 58 days at Upton Park, he decided that the commute to East London from his Oxford home was untenable, and Swindon boss John Gorman took his chance to bring him to the County Ground after being thwarted by the Hammers in his previous attempt to sign him. Beauchamp eventually joined for a deal worth £800,000, with Town defender Adrian Whitbread included in the deal - but he failed to impress at Swindon, and made just sixty appearances before being sold back to Oxford in a cut-price deal by Steve McMahon, who very obviously didn't appreciate his style of play. Beauchamp was to score past the Town in the next meeting between the sides - a 3-0 win for Oxford over the Town - and the season ended with Swindon champions of the Second Division and the U's in second place.

 
 

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Swindon's record versus Oxford United in the selected competitions:

COMPETITION P W D L Pens
Won
Pens
Lost
F A SR%
All competitions 60 23 21 16 2 0 82 66 56.7%
League (inc. playoffs) 52 21 19 12 0 0 73 56 58.7%
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0%
League Cup 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.0%
All other competitions 6 2 2 2 2 0 9 8 58.3%

Biggest victory in the selected competitions:

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
26 FEB 1972 LGE Oxford United (Home) 4 - 0 Horsfield 3, Trollope 14,743 Forum Match Centre

Biggest defeat in the selected competitions:

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
7 APR 1982 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 5 - 7,354 Match Centre

Highest attendance in the selected competitions:

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
13 SEP 1969 LGE Oxford United (Home) 0 - 0 - 21,903 Forum Match Centre

Lowest attendance in the selected competitions:

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
4 OCT 2016 AMC Oxford United (Home) 0 - 0 - 2,698 Match Centre
    win 3-1 on penalties.

 

Player records for STFC vs. Oxford United in the selected competitions:

MOST APPEARANCES TOP GOALSCORERS SUCCESS % (minimum five apps)
PLAYER APPS  
John TROLLOPE 25  
Jimmy ALLAN 14  
Joe BUTLER 14  
Fraser DIGBY 14  
Don ROGERS 14  
PLAYER GOALS  
Steve WHITE 6  
Roy CARTER 4  
David MOSS 4  
Arthur HORSFIELD 3  
George NDAH 3  
PLAYER SR%  
Ross MACLAREN 82.1%  
Andy ROWLAND 81.3%  
Steve WHITE 80.6%  
Steve AIZLEWOOD 80.0%  
Alan MAYES 78.6%  
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Player records for Oxford United vs. STFC in the selected competitions: (no data available for opposition in non-league competitions)

MOST APPEARANCES TOP GOALSCORERS SUCCESS % (minimum five apps)
PLAYER APPS  
Colin CLARKE 16  
Joey BEAUCHAMP 14 (+1)  
John SHUKER 14 (+1)  
Graham ATKINSON 13 (+1)  
Roy BURTON 13  
PLAYER GOALS  
Peter FOLEY 5  
Joey BEAUCHAMP 3  
Jim MAGILTON 3  
Martin ALDRIDGE 2  
Nigel CASSIDY 2  
PLAYER SR%  
Phil GILCHRIST 64.3%  
Steve AYLOTT 60.0%  
Nigel CASSIDY 60.0%  
Jim BARRON 58.3%  
Dick LUCAS 55.6%  
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DATE PLAYER   CLUB / TRANSFER DETAIL
1952 John THOMAS OUT Headington United
5 JUL 1954 Jimmy BAIN OUT Headington United
1957 Jim CROSS OUT Headington United
DEC 1959 Owen MEDLOCK OUT Oxford United
OCT 1964 John LLOYD OUT Oxford United
MAY 1967 Alan FURSDON OUT Oxford United
JUL 1967 Ken SKEEN OUT Oxford United
MAY 1970 Mick KEARNS IN Oxford United
(loan)
JUN 1970 Mick KEARNS OUT Oxford United
(loan return)
11 SEP 1986 Mark JONES IN Oxford United
(loan)
16 OCT 1986 Mark JONES IN Oxford United
£30,000
1995 Marcus PHILLIPS OUT (released)
» Oxford United
4 OCT 1995 Joey BEAUCHAMP OUT Oxford United
(loan)
12 OCT 1995 Joey BEAUCHAMP OUT Oxford United
£75,000
1 JUL 2004 Tommy MOONEY OUT (released)
» Oxford United
9 FEB 2012 Mehdi KERROUCHE OUT Oxford United
(loan)
10 MAR 2012 Mehdi KERROUCHE IN Oxford United
(loan return)
21 JUL 2012 Lee COX OUT Oxford United
(loan)
2 JAN 2013 Lee COX IN Oxford United
(loan return)
1 SEP 2015 Jérémy BALMY IN Oxford United
(unattached)
30 JUN 2017 Jonathan OBIKA OUT (released)
» Oxford United

 

All match details from the selected competitions::

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
5 FEB 2017 LGE Oxford United (Home) 1 - 2 Dabo 10,658 Match Centre
4 OCT 2016 AMC Oxford United (Home) 0 - 0 - 2,698 Match Centre
    win 3-1 on penalties.
10 SEP 2016 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 2 - 11,042 Match Centre
6 OCT 2015 AMC Oxford United (Away) 0 - 2 - 9,013 Match Centre
5 SEP 2012 AMC Oxford United (Away) 0 - 1 - 7,746 Match Centre
3 MAR 2012 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 2 - 11,825 Match Centre
21 AUG 2011 LGE Oxford United (Home) 1 - 2 Ritchie 12,113 Match Centre
8 DEC 2002 FAC Oxford United (Away) 0 - 1 - 11,645 Media  Match Centre
10 MAR 2001 LGE Oxford United (Away) 2 - 0 S.Robinson 2 7,480 Media  Match Centre
8 OCT 2000 LGE Oxford United (Home) 2 - 1 Reeves, Grazioli 7,975 Match Centre
13 FEB 1999 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 2 - 8,179 Media  Match Centre
9 SEP 1998 LGE Oxford United (Home) 4 - 1 Ndah 2, Onuora 2 8,305 Media  Match Centre
11 APR 1998 LGE Oxford United (Away) 1 - 2 Ndah (pen) 8,005 Match Centre
6 DEC 1997 LGE Oxford United (Home) 4 - 1 Wilsterman (og), Walters (pen), Finney, Gooden 10,902 Media  Match Centre
19 APR 1997 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 2 - 8,167 Match Centre
12 OCT 1996 LGE Oxford United (Home) 1 - 0 Horlock 10,811 Media  Match Centre
19 MAR 1996 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 3 - 8,585 Media  Match Centre
30 AUG 1995 LGE Oxford United (Home) 1 - 1 Allison 13,041 Media  Match Centre
9 JAN 1993 LGE Oxford United (Away) 1 - 0 White 9,146 Media  Match Centre
20 SEP 1992 LGE Oxford United (Home) 2 - 2 Ling, Taylor 7,717 Media  Match Centre
1 SEP 1992 AIC Oxford United (Away) 3 - 1 Maskell, Summerbee, Berkley 4,069 Media  Match Centre
7 MAR 1992 LGE Oxford United (Away) 3 - 5 Close, Mitchell 2 7,795 Media  Match Centre
28 JAN 1992 LGE Oxford United (Home) 2 - 1 Kerslake, Shearer 8,926 Media  Match Centre
1 OCT 1991 FMC Oxford United (Home) 3 - 3 AET White 2, MacLaren 5,868 Media  Match Centre
    Score at 90 minutes: 2-2. win 4-3 on penalties.
5 MAR 1991 LGE Oxford United (Home) 0 - 0 - 9,058 Media  Match Centre
22 SEP 1990 LGE Oxford United (Away) 4 - 2 Simpson, Foley, Shearer 2 7,961 Media  Match Centre
24 MAR 1990 LGE Oxford United (Away) 2 - 2 White, Bodin (pen) 8,382 Media  Match Centre
17 OCT 1989 LGE Oxford United (Home) 3 - 0 Calderwood, White 2 10,741 Media  Match Centre
5 FEB 1989 LGE Oxford United (Home) 3 - 0 McLoughlin, MacLaren (pen), Calderwood 10,227 Media  Match Centre
5 OCT 1988 LGE Oxford United (Away) 1 - 1 Parkin 9,398 Media  Match Centre
22 FEB 1984 AMC Oxford United (Away) 3 - 1 Quinn 2, Mayes 4,744 Match Centre
4 MAY 1982 LGE Oxford United (Home) 3 - 2 Rideout 2, R.Carter 7,880 Media  Match Centre
7 APR 1982 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 5 - 7,354 Match Centre
1 OCT 1980 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 0 - 6,071 Match Centre
16 SEP 1980 LGE Oxford United (Home) 1 - 0 Miller 7,709 Match Centre
7 APR 1980 LGE Oxford United (Home) 1 - 1 Rowland 10,342 Match Centre
6 FEB 1980 LGE Oxford United (Away) 2 - 2 Mayes, Carter 7,558 Match Centre
2 MAY 1979 LGE Oxford United (Home) 2 - 0 Bates, Carter 8,975 Match Centre
16 APR 1979 LGE Oxford United (Away) 1 - 0 Carter (pen) 9,176 Match Centre
27 MAR 1978 LGE Oxford United (Home) 3 - 2 Moss 3 9,517 Match Centre
26 DEC 1977 LGE Oxford United (Away) 3 - 3 Kamara 2, Guthrie 8,746 Match Centre
8 APR 1977 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 0 - 8,821 Match Centre
27 DEC 1976 LGE Oxford United (Home) 1 - 0 Prophett 13,503 Match Centre
17 MAR 1974 LGE Oxford United (Away) 1 - 1 Moss 9,554 Match Centre
20 OCT 1973 LGE Oxford United (Home) 1 - 0 Legg 7,537 Forum Match Centre
24 FEB 1973 LGE Oxford United (Home) 1 - 3 McGovern 11,712 Forum Match Centre
16 DEC 1972 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 1 - 9,159 Forum Match Centre
26 FEB 1972 LGE Oxford United (Home) 4 - 0 Horsfield 3, Trollope 14,743 Forum Match Centre
6 NOV 1971 LGE Oxford United (Away) 1 - 1 Butler 12,382 Forum Match Centre
20 FEB 1971 LGE Oxford United (Home) 3 - 0 Noble, Porter, Rogers (pen) 17,744 Forum Match Centre
21 NOV 1970 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 0 - 15,369 Forum Match Centre
13 DEC 1969 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 0 - 11,930 Forum Match Centre
24 SEP 1969 LC Oxford United (Away) 0 - 1 - 18,193 Match Centre
13 SEP 1969 LGE Oxford United (Home) 0 - 0 - 21,903 Forum Match Centre
16 APR 1968 LGE Oxford United (Home) 1 - 1 Rogers 16,418 Match Centre
12 APR 1968 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 0 - 17,751 Match Centre
6 MAY 1967 LGE Oxford United (Home) 3 - 0 Terry, Smart, Rogers 13,981 Forum Match Centre
10 DEC 1966 LGE Oxford United (Away) 0 - 0 - 10,037 Match Centre
29 JAN 1966 LGE Oxford United (Away) 3 - 0 Henderson, Brown, Nurse 16,074 Match Centre
21 AUG 1965 LGE Oxford United (Home) 0 - 0 - 20,409 Match Centre

Minor competitions and friendly matches in the database:

DATE COMP OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS ATT. LINKS
8 JUL 2005 FRN Oxford United (Home) 0 - 3 - -  
    Match played at King Edward's Place, Wanborough. Match played in three periods of thirty minutes, behind closed doors.
5 DEC 2003 FRN Oxford United (Away) 1 - 0 Fallon -  
    Match played in three periods of thirty minutes, behind closed doors.
21 AUG 1996 FRN Oxford United Res. (Home) - - -  
5 AUG 1987 FRN Oxford United (Away) 3 - 1 Gittens, Quinn 2 -  
2 MAY 1975 TEST Oxford United (Away) - - -  
24 MAY 1963 TEST Oxford United (Away) - - -  
21 MAR 1960 FRN Headington United (Away) 1 - 0 Layne -  
24 JAN 1959 FRN Headington United (Away) 2 - 1 Middleton, Woodruff - Match Centre
16 FEB 1955 FRN Headington United (Home) 1 - 0 Owen 1,786 Match Centre
19 JAN 1955 FRN Headington United (Away) 2 - 1 Ramshaw (og), Gemmell - Match Centre
31 JAN 1951 FRN Headington United (Away) 0 - 0 - 9,000 Match Centre