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Rushden & D 1-3 Oxford Utd

James Constable
James Constable scored two goals and created another for Oxford United

James Constable scored twice and made one as Oxford overcame Rushden to move to within two points of the play-offs.

Oxford went ahead with the first chance when Craig Nelthorpe crossed for Constable to finish from 12 yards.

An improved Diamonds equalised on the hour, Robert Wolleaston lobbing over Billy Turley from Lee Tomlin's pass.

Constable restored the lead with a penalty after he was brought down by Chris Hope and then put in Simon Clist to seal the win in the dying seconds.

Rushden & D'monds: Roberts, Osano (Downer 10), Corcoran, Hope, Robinson, Beecroft (Cousins 71), Wolleaston, Burgess, Kelly, Tomlin, Rankine (Smith 78).

Subs Not Used: McNamara, Arthur.

Booked: Tomlin, Cousins, Robinson.

Goals: Wolleaston 59.

Oxford Utd: Turley, Batt, Willmott, Foster, Carruthers, Odubade (Haldane 71), Chapman, Clist, Nelthorpe, Murray (Hutchinson 81), Constable (Farrell 90).

Subs Not Used: Hinchliffe, Day.

Booked: Foster.

Goals: Constable 26, 70 pen, Clist 90.

Att: 2,085

Ref: I Smedley (Derbyshire).

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