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The famous White House Ground has been home to Oxford City since 1900 (having previously played at Grandpont from 1884) and after winning The FA Amateur Cup in 1906, City began a long association with the Isthmian League when they were joined by Dulwich Hamlet and West Norwood to replace Casuals, Civil Service and Ealing Association in a league with just six member clubs.
As the Isthmian membership grew to twenty clubs Oxford City were one of the Isthmian powers along with Wycombe Wanderers, Hitchin Town and St Albans City to challenge the London clubs for honours but unlike Wycombe the silverware avoided them.
The ‘sixties’ saw City usually finishing in the top half of the table. They were strengthened by a number of good RAF and Army players but fifth was their best league position. Supporters at The White House did have the thrill of five exciting FA Cup runs to enjoy with Consecutive appearances in the First Round Proper between 1966 and 1970.
One record that the club will keep for ever was achieved in 1971-72 when FA Cup ties were replayed until a result was achieved. City lost eventually to Alvechuch after six games in their Fourth Qualifying Round tie!
The loss of their ground in 1988 and financial difficulties saw the club resigning from the Isthmian League but after much work by a band of dedicated supporters, Oxford City kicked off again in The South Midlands League and after a year to rebuild, the new club stormed through three promotions and found themselves back in The Isthmian Premier Division in 1997. Sadly, nine years later another season was spent in the South Midlands League, but this time the Championship was won immediately and City joined The Southern League’ family’ in their Division One South & West.
The good news story has continued right up to the present day, for, after two campaigns a place in the Premier League was achieved. The 2011-2012 campaign saw Oxford City finish as runners-up in The Southern Premier Division and triumph in the play-offs to claim their place in The Blue Square North for the first time. A wonderful reward for long serving Secretary John Shepherd and his colleagues who refused to let the club die despite grave problems on and off the field.
- Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford OX3 0NQ
- 01865 744 493
- From the South - Travel north from Newbury on the A34 past Abingdon and take the Oxford Ring Road toward London (East). Stay on Ring Road over 5 roundabouts following signs for London & M40 East. At the last Headington roundabout go straightover North towards Banbury & Northampton on A40. Within a mile a flyover is visible as the exit from the Ring Road. Turn left under the flyover and left again toward Marsh Lane. Turn right at the T Junction and the ground is on your left just before the Pedestrian Crossing. From the East - Leave the M40 at Junction 8 and follow the A40 to the Headington roundabout going straightover towards Banbury & Northampton A40. Within a mile a flyover is visible as the exit from the Ring Road. Turn left under the flyover and left again toward Marsh Lane. Turn right at the T Junction and the ground is on your left just before the Pedestrian Crossing. From the North - Leave the M40 at Junction 9 along the A34 toward Oxford. After 5 miles leave A34 following signs for Londan A40 for the next two roundabouts. Leave the A40 at the Marston slip road just before the flyover. Go over the A40 on the flyover into Marsh Lane and the ground is on your left before the Pedestrian Crossing.
- Record Attendance:
- 9,500 v Leytonstone - FA Amateur Cup - 1950
- Most Recent Senior Honour:
- Southern Premier Play-offs 2011-12
Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.
|1977-1978||Isthmian League Division One||2nd||Geoff Denial|
|1978-1979||Isthmian League Premier Division||19th||Geoff Denial|
|1979-1980||Isthmian League Premier Division||21st||Geoff Denial|
|1980-1981||Isthmian League Division One||7th||Bobby Moore|
|1981-1982||Isthmian League Division One||4th||John Delaney|
|1982-1983||Isthmian League Division One||5th||John Maskell|
|1983-1984||Isthmian League Division One||15th||John Maskell|
|1984-1985||Isthmian League Division One||14th||John Maskell|
|1985-1986||Isthmian League Division One||4th||Ian Rundle|
|1986-1987||Isthmian League Division One||17th||Ian Rundle|
|1987-1988||Isthmian League Division One||12th||G.Jones|
|1988-1989||Isthmian League Division One||G.Jones|
|1991-1992||South Midlands Premier Division||9th||Peter Foley|
|1992-1993||South Midlands Premier Division||1st||Peter Foley|
|1993-1994||Isthmian League Division Three||3rd||Peter Foley|
|1994-1995||Isthmian League Division Two||3rd||Andy Thomas|
|1995-1996||Isthmian League Division One||1st||Andy Thomas|
|1996-1997||Isthmian League Premier Division||15th||Andy Thomas|
|1997-1998||Isthmian League Premier Division||22nd||Andy Thorne/Kevin Brock|
|1998-1999||Isthmian League Division One||7th||Paul Lee|
|1999-2000||Isthmian League Division One||13th||Paul Lee|
|2000-2001||Isthmian League Division One||10th||Paul Lee|
|2001-2002||Isthmian League Division One||10th||Paul Lee|
|2002-2003||Isthmian League Division One North||15th||Paul Lee|
|2003-2004||Isthmian League Division One North||19th||Paul Lee|
|2004-2005||Southern League Division One West||21st||Andy Sinnott|
|2005-2006||Spartan South Midlands||1st||Andy Sinnott|
|2006-2007||Southern League Division One South & West||12th||Andy Lyne|
|2007-2008||Southern League Division One South & West||4th||Justin Merritt|
|2008-2009||Southern Premier League||6th||Justin Merritt|
|2009-2010||Southern Premier League||13th||Justin Merritt|
|2010-2011||Southern Premier League||14th||Mike Ford|
|2011-2012||Southern Premier League||2nd||Mike Ford|
|2012-2013||Conference North||10th||Mike Ford|
|2013-2014||Conference North||20th||Justin Merritt|
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