Oxford Utd 2-1 Lincoln City

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Oxford Utd   2 - 1   Lincoln City

Oxford Utd 2-1 Lincoln City

Oxford Utd 2-1 Lincoln City

Tom Craddock's late winner left Lincoln needing a win on the final day of the season to secure League Two safety after defeat to Oxford.

Craddock fired in from 14 yards, after Asa Hall had volleyed in a corner to equalise for the hosts.

Cian Hughton had given Lincoln a dream start when he headed in Gavin McCallum's left-wing cross.

Daniel Hone saw red late on for Lincoln when he picked up a second yellow following a foul on James Constable.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Lincoln City manager Steve Tilson told BBC Lincolnshire:

"We went 1-0 up and were really comfortable but we needed a second goal just to give ourselves a bit of a breathing space but things aren't going our way.

"Winning becomes a habit and losing becomes a habit, and it's only us that can get ourselves out of that habit and we have to now go and win on Saturday.

"The pressure's there and the players have got to deal with it. We can say the right things to try and take the pressure off, but at the end of the day they've got to perform on the pitch."

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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Oxford Utd 2-1 Lincoln City FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Hall 61
  • Craddock 75
  • Hughton 5

Oxford Utd

  • 01 Clarke
  • 02 Batt (Purkiss 62)
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 06 Wright (Kinniburgh 72)
  • 22 Worley
  • 04 McLaren (MacLean 57)
  • 14 Hall
  • 28 Payne yellow card
  • 09 Constable yellow card
  • 15 Potter
  • 29 Craddock

Substitutes

  • 21 Eastwood,
  • 18 Kinniburgh,
  • 23 Purkiss,
  • 30 Hanson,
  • 27 Marsh,
  • 25 Woodley,
  • 32 MacLean

Lincoln City

  • 24 Parish yellow card
  • 02 Green
  • 03 Anderson
  • 04 Watts yellow card
  • 06 Hone two yellow cards, red card
  • 08 Keltie
  • 09 McCallum
  • 15 Howell
  • 25 Hughton
  • 29 Grimes yellow card
  • 31 Fuseini

Substitutes

  • 01 Anyon,
  • 19 Clapham,
  • 14 O'Keefe,
  • 26 Kilbey,
  • 10 Broughton,
  • 27 Hutchinson,
  • 39 Spencer
Ref: MaloneAtt: 7,485
OXFORD UTD
LINCOLN CITY

Possession

  • Oxford Utd 58%
  • Lincoln City 42%

Attempts on target

  • Oxford Utd 5
  • Lincoln City 3

Attempts off target

  • Oxford Utd 10
  • Lincoln City 5

Corners

  • Oxford Utd 3
  • Lincoln City 3

Fouls

  • Oxford Utd 9
  • Lincoln City 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:25 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:56 Booking Ashley Grimes goes into the book.
  • 90:00+2:20 Effort on goal by Clark Keltie from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 90:00+1:35 Josh Payne handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ali Fuseini takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+0:49 Steven MacLean has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 89:17 Ashley Grimes is caught offside. Harry Worley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:20 Ben Purkiss produces a cross, Adam Watts manages to make a clearance.
  • 87:31 Cian Hughton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
  • 84:04 Effort on goal by Alfie Potter from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 79:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Hone on James Constable. Josh Payne shoots direct from the free kick.
  • 79:27 Sent off Daniel Hone sent off.
  • 78:28 Effort on goal by Joe Anderson from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 77:34 The ball is crossed by Ben Purkiss, save made by Elliott Parish.
  • 76:57 Unfair challenge on Paul Green by Tom Craddock results in a free kick. Paul Green restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:38 Gavin McCallum gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Payne. Ben Purkiss restarts play with the free kick.
  • 74:59 Assist by Alfie Potter.
  • 74:59 GOAL - Tom CraddockOxford Utd 2 - 1 Lincoln City Tom Craddock fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 2-1 Lincoln City.
  • 73:23 James Constable concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Hone. Elliott Parish takes the direct free kick.
  • 71:29 Substitution Stevie Kinniburgh is brought on as a substitute for Jake Wright.
  • 70:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Constable by Clark Keltie. Steven MacLean has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
  • 70:03 Ashley Grimes is ruled offside. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.
  • 69:45 Steven MacLean takes a shot. Save by Elliott Parish.
  • 69:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Asa Hall by Ali Fuseini. Harry Worley takes the free kick.
  • 65:36 Effort from 12 yards by Ashley Grimes. Ryan Clarke makes a save.
  • 64:51 Ashley Grimes is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Harry Worley.
  • 64:00 Alfie Potter takes a shot. Save made by Elliott Parish.
  • 62:24 Daniel Hone fouled by James Constable, the ref awards a free kick. Elliott Parish takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:24 Booking James Constable booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 61:39 Substitution Ben Purkiss comes on in place of Damian Batt.
  • 60:53 GOAL - Asa HallOxford Utd 1 - 1 Lincoln City Asa Hall scores a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-1 Lincoln City.
  • 60:26 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Payne,
  • 58:44 Daniel Hone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Constable. Free kick taken by Steven MacLean.
  • 56:34 Substitution Steven MacLean is brought on as a substitute for Paul McLaren.
  • 55:54 Gavin McCallum takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Paul McLaren.
  • 55:32 Effort from outside the penalty box by Ali Fuseini strikes the post.
  • 54:55 The ball is crossed by Alfie Potter, Elliott Parish makes a save.
  • 49:26 Shot by James Constable from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 47:30 Josh Payne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Howell. Clark Keltie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 46:28 Shot from just outside the box by Luke Howell misses to the left of the target.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:09 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:41 Tom Craddock fouled by Elliott Parish, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Anthony Tonkin from the free kick.
  • 45:00+1:41 Booking Elliott Parish shown a yellow card.
  • 43:32 Paul Green fouled by James Constable, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Hone takes the free kick.
  • 43:19 A cross is delivered by Cian Hughton, save by Ryan Clarke.
  • 42:47 Gavin McCallum concedes a free kick for a foul on Damian Batt. Damian Batt restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Payne on Joe Anderson. Joe Anderson takes the direct free kick.
  • 41:52 Booking Booking for Josh Payne.
  • 39:51 Handball decision goes against Tom Craddock. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Parish.
  • 36:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Constable on Adam Watts. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Parish.
  • 34:05 Clark Keltie concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Payne. Free kick taken by Josh Payne.
  • 30:27 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Josh Payne, clearance by Daniel Hone.
  • Correction - 28:51 Gavin McCallum takes a corner.
  • 28:51 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gavin McCallum.
  • 28:27 Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.
  • 27:41 Unfair challenge on Alfie Potter by Joe Anderson results in a free kick. Damian Batt takes the free kick.
  • 26:48 Tom Craddock produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
  • 26:09 Adam Watts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alfie Potter. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Josh Payne, Daniel Hone manages to make a clearance.
  • 26:09 Booking Adam Watts booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 25:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Tonkin on Cian Hughton. Daniel Hone takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:38 Gavin McCallum is caught offside. Damian Batt takes the free kick.
  • 22:10 James Constable takes a shot. Elliott Parish makes a save.
  • Correction - 21:47 Adam Watts concedes a free kick for a foul on James Constable. Free kick taken by Paul McLaren.
  • 21:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Constable by Adam Watts. Paul McLaren restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:52 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ali Fuseini from the right by-line, clearance made by Anthony Tonkin.
  • 19:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Asa Hall on Ali Fuseini. Paul Green restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:43 Luke Howell takes a shot.
  • 13:05 Effort on goal by Asa Hall from long range goes over the bar.
  • 10:11 James Constable fouled by Daniel Hone, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Josh Payne from the free kick.
  • 10:11 Booking Daniel Hone goes into the referee's book.
  • 4:23 Assist by Ali Fuseini.
  • 4:23 GOAL - Cian HughtonOxford Utd 0 - 1 Lincoln City Cian Hughton finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Oxford Utd 0-1 Lincoln City.
  • 3:39 Damian Batt fouled by Luke Howell, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Craddock restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:33 Short corner worked by Damian Batt.
  • 0:47 Alfie Potter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 30 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chesterfield 45 32 83
2 Bury 45 32 80
3 Wycombe 45 17 77
4 Shrewsbury 45 20 76
5 Accrington 45 18 72
6 Torquay 45 23 68
7 Stevenage 45 17 68
8 Gillingham 45 12 68
9 Port Vale 45 6 65
10 Rotherham 45 13 63
11 Oxford Utd 45 1 63
12 Crewe 45 18 62
13 Southend 45 8 61
14 Aldershot 45 -3 58
15 Macclesfield 45 -14 54
16 Bradford 45 -21 52
17 Morecambe 45 -18 51
18 Cheltenham 45 -21 51
19 Burton Albion 45 -14 50
20 Northampton 45 -9 49
21 Hereford 45 -16 49
22 Lincoln City 45 -33 47
23 Barnet 45 -20 45
24 Stockport 45 -48 40

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