First the FA Cup, now Parkway face Oxofrd City in the FA Trophy

By Rob Kershaw…

The weather put pay to Parkway’s cup clash with Teignmouth in Bolitho on Tuesday night for the third time, but Oxford City boast a 4g pitch so no weather troubles this weekend…

Saturday afternoon sees the Yellows take on the stern challenge of Oxford City, whom we pushed all the way in our previous cup meeting.

The boys were cruelly eliminated from the FA Cup by the same opponents earlier in the season at home having been pegged back in the away fixture late on, so the chance for revenge now beckons.

Oxford have won two of their last five, losing to Fleetwood in the FA Cup and Worthing in the league, before drawing at home with Hemel Hempstead.

Those results are sandwiched in between league wins over Hungerford and Dover, placing them ninth in the National League South.

With both sides now out of the FA Cup, this weekend sees City Enter the Trophy for the first time this season, while wins over Dorchester and Bristol Manor Farm have propelled Parkway to the second round.

There will be no replay needed on Saturday. If the scores are level after 90 minutes, the cup tie will go straight to penalties

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Travel

A roughly three-hour journey waits for those travelling to Oxford on Saturday, heading up the M5 towards the A417 in Gloucestershire.

The A43 and the A40 will then take you over to Marsh Lane in Oxford for a crunch cup clash.

Alternatively, there are still spaces remaining on the supporters’ bus, just email [email protected] for more information!

Weather

Rain is not expected on Saturday, but temperatures are beginning to plummet, so be sure to bring something warm!