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Oxford Utd 2-1 Stevenage

Alfie Potter
Potter is on a season-long loan from Peterborough United

Oxford United skipper Adam Murray ensured his side stayed top of the table with a second-half strike in a bruising encounter against Stevenage.

Alfie Potter fired the U's ahead from close range after bringing down a Dannie Bulman free-kick on his chest.

Joel Byrom nearly drew Stevenage level with a 25-yard strike before Murray's low shot doubled the home side's lead.

Former Oxford striker Yemi Odubade's close-range shot made it 2-1 late on but they could not salvage a draw.

Oxford Utd: Clarke, Batt, Creighton, Day (Foster 8), Sandwith, Bulman, Murray (Chapman 90), Clist, Potter (Rhodes 83), Constable, Green.
Subs Not Used: Turley, Midson.

Booked: Constable.

Goals: Potter 21, Murray 73.


Bayes, Henry, Roberts, Ashton, Laird, Wilson, Murphy (Vincenti 90), Byrom, Bostwick, Cole, Beardsley (Odubade 72).
Subs Not Used: Anaclet, Long, Boylan.

Booked: Ashton, Beardsley, Murphy, Roberts, Cole.

Goals: Odubade 90.

Att: 5,775

Ref: A Bennett (Devon).

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