Colchester United 0 Oxford City 1: Carl Marston’s U’s Player Ratings

Tom Eastman was powerful in the air against Oxford City, and he hit the bar with a first-half header

Tom Eastman was powerful in the air against Oxford City, and he hit the bar with a first-half header. He was Carl Marston's U's player of the match. ,Picture: PAGEPIX - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Carl Marston’s U’s player ratings after yesterday’s 1-0 defeat to non-league Oxford City in the first round of the FA Cup:

Sam Walker 6

No chance with winning goal

Tom Eastman 6

Unlucky to hit the bar with header


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Ryan Inniss 5

Tried to make impact in both boxes

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Frankie Kent 5

Withdrawn before the hour mark

Ryan Jackson 6

Good tussle with left-back Grant

Doug Loft 5

Lacked creativity or impetus

Brandon Comley 5

Offered very little offensively

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Drey Wright 5

A few good moments, poor final ball

Kyel Reid 5

Finishing let him down

Mikael Mandron 5

Off target, glaring first-half miss

Brandon Hanlan 5

Failed to hit the target several times

MAN OF THE MATCH: I thought about not even awarding a U’s man of the match, but Tom Eastman showed more urgency than most and also hit the bar with a header.

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