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Oxford City visit Chippenham Town in National League South

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 6, 2022

ROSS Jenkins believes Oxford City possess the mentality to bounce back at Chippenham Town tonight.

The Vanarama National League South side were beaten 5-0 by Welling United on Saturday, their heaviest competitive defeat since January 2019.

Jenkins felt the scoreline skewed the pattern of the game and backed his team to respond against Chippenham (7.45pm).

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“The attitude from the boys was first-class,” the head coach said.

“The boys definitely aren’t disheartened by the performance – the result says another thing, but we know as a camp that we’re much better than that.

“We expect a reaction and I’m sure we’ll have a go at putting things right.”

Tonight’s game was postponed from August 16 after Chippenham’s former City defender Pablo Martinez collapsed on the pitch three days earlier.

He was stabilised and recovered in hospital, but it was still a scary experience.

Jenkins said: “The paramedics and the first responders did their jobs brilliantly and without them it might have been a different story.

“We know Pablo very well, he’s a great lad with great talent.

“You don’t want to see that for any player and we’re so lucky everyone around on the day did a really good job.”