Oxford Utd   3 - 0   Bristol Rovers

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Oxford stretched their unbeaten league run to six games with a routine victory over Bristol Rovers.

Scott Rendell almost gave Rovers the lead before James Constable put the U's ahead with a wonderful strike after Simon Heslop's powerful run.

Peter Leven made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Byron Anthony fouled Robert Hall in the area.

After concerted home pressure, Constable made the points safe with a neat finish from Heslop's cross.

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Oxford United boss Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Oxford:

"A fantastic result. A great effort from everybody. When they have to dig in they dig in and they worked extremely hard today.

"They had a big focus to win this game. These are big games in the league, it was a big crowd, great crowd.

"It was two teams having a go at it and I'm delighted that we have come out on top."

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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Oxford Utd 3-0 Bristol Rovers FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Constable 16
  • Leven (pen) 52
  • Constable 84

    Oxford Utd

    • 01 Clarke
    • 02 Batt
    • 05 Duberry
    • 06 Wright
    • 04 McLaren
    • 08 Heslop
    • 20 Leven yellow card
    • 26 Davis
    • 31 Haworth (Potter 64)
    • 09 Constable (Smalley 90+1)
    • 30 Hall yellow card (Hall 76)

    Substitutes

    • 27 Kinniburgh,
    • 14 Hall,
    • 18 Payne,
    • 10 Smalley,
    • 15 Potter

    Bristol Rovers

    • 01 Bevan
    • 03 Sawyer
    • 05 Bolger yellow card
    • 14 Brown yellow card
    • 15 Anthony yellow card (Smith 57)
    • 06 Stanley
    • 07 Campbell
    • 10 McGleish (Harrold 62)
    • 16 Anyinsah
    • 26 Zebroski
    • 34 Rendell

    Substitutes

    • 02 Smith,
    • 19 Virgo,
    • 33 Norburn,
    • 09 Harrold,
    • 18 Richard
    Ref: LinningtonAtt: 9,291
    OXFORD UTD
    BRISTOL ROVERS

    Possession

    • Oxford Utd 54%
    • Bristol Rovers 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Oxford Utd 4
    • Bristol Rovers 4

    Attempts off target

    • Oxford Utd 6
    • Bristol Rovers 4

    Corners

    • Oxford Utd 7
    • Bristol Rovers 4

    Fouls

    • Oxford Utd 18
    • Bristol Rovers 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:34 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+0:47 Free kick taken by Craig Stanley.
    • 90:00+0:47 Substitution Deane Smalley on for James Constable.
    • 90:00+0:47 Foul by Asa Hall on Craig Stanley, free kick awarded.
    • 88:11 James Constable is ruled offside. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 86:42 Scott Rendell fouled by Paul McLaren, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Rendell.
    • 86:28 Liam Davis takes a shot. Lee Brown gets a block in.
    • 85:57 Corner taken short by Peter Leven.
    • 85:05 Peter Leven decides to take a short corner.
    • 83:15 Assist on the goal came from Alfie Potter.
    • 83:15 GOAL - James ConstableOxford Utd 3 - 0 Bristol Rovers James Constable scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 3-0 Bristol Rovers.
    • 80:36 Foul by Matt Harrold on Liam Davis, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
    • 78:35 Liam Davis challenges Matt Harrold unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.
    • 77:18 Gary Sawyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alfie Potter. Peter Leven shoots direct from the free kick.
    • 76:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Damian Batt. Lee Brown takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:49 Substitution (Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with Asa Hall coming on for Robert Hall.
    • 74:58 Peter Leven takes the inswinging corner, save made by Scott Bevan.
    • 73:13 Lee Brown takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 71:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger by Alfie Potter. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
    • 70:40 Free kick taken by Jake Wright.
    • 70:40 Booking Booking for Cian Bolger for unsporting behaviour.
    • 70:21 Cian Bolger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry.
    • 69:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Brown on Alfie Potter. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.
    • 65:37 Centre by Chris Zebroski, Liam Davis manages to make a clearance.
    • 65:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Liam Davis. Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:20 Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:20 Substitution Andy Haworth goes off and Alfie Potter comes on.
    • 63:20 Simon Heslop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Stanley.
    • 62:25 Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.
    • 61:26 Substitution Matt Harrold comes on in place of Scott McGleish.
    • 61:14 Shot by Joe Anyinsah from outside the box goes high over the target.
    • 59:54 Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul McLaren, Michael Duberry has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 59:31 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven, Scott Rendell manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:19 Andy Haworth takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Sawyer.
    • 58:55 Craig Stanley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven. Free kick taken by Damian Batt.
    • 55:52 Direct free kick taken by Paul McLaren.
    • 55:52 Substitution Michael Smith replaces Byron Anthony.
    • 55:52 Stuart Campbell challenges Simon Heslop unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 54:53 Foul by Scott Rendell on Michael Duberry, free kick awarded. Michael Duberry restarts play with the free kick.
    • 54:28 Foul by James Constable on Gary Sawyer, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Campbell.
    • 53:44 Unfair challenge on Simon Heslop by Stuart Campbell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Damian Batt.
    • 52:16 Chris Zebroski concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.
    • 51:27 Assist by Robert Hall.
    • 51:10 GOAL - Peter LevenOxford Utd 2 - 0 Bristol Rovers Penalty taken left-footed by Peter Leven and scored. Oxford Utd 2-0 Bristol Rovers.
    • 50:21 Booking Caution for Byron Anthony.
    • 50:09 Byron Anthony challenges Robert Hall unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:10 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+1:42 Scott Rendell is ruled offside. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
    • 44:05 Effort from outside the penalty area by Andy Haworth goes wide left of the target.
    • 43:15 Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven.
    • 41:11 Scott Rendell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Wright. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:47 Craig Stanley fouled by Andy Haworth, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Bevan takes the direct free kick.
    • 39:52 Joe Anyinsah fouled by James Constable, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Sawyer takes the direct free kick.
    • 38:26 A cross is delivered by Craig Stanley, Header by Cian Bolger from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 38:26 Booking Peter Leven is booked.
    • 38:20 Peter Leven gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Anthony.
    • 37:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger by James Constable. Free kick taken by Craig Stanley.
    • 37:16 Shot from outside the area by Peter Leven misses to the left of the goal.
    • 36:38 James Constable fouled by Cian Bolger, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Leven takes the free kick.
    • 36:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Constable on Byron Anthony. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.
    • 35:33 Stuart Campbell produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 35:26 The ball is crossed by Byron Anthony, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 32:05 Byron Anthony crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel. Scott McGleish takes a shot. Blocked by Damian Batt. Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Stanley, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 32:05 Booking Booking for Robert Hall for unsporting behaviour.
    • 31:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Hall on Stuart Campbell.
    • 31:15 Lee Brown sends in a cross, clearance made by Jake Wright.
    • 28:06 A cross is delivered by Liam Davis.
    • 24:22 Effort on goal by Liam Davis from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
    • 23:42 Scott McGleish is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Wright.
    • 22:57 Chris Zebroski concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.
    • 21:39 Scott Rendell fouled by Paul McLaren, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Stanley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
    • 21:10 Michael Duberry takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
    • 15:51 The assist for the goal came from Simon Heslop.
    • 15:51 GOAL - James ConstableOxford Utd 1 - 0 Bristol Rovers James Constable grabs a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-0 Bristol Rovers.
    • 14:43 Joe Anyinsah takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.
    • 14:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Damian Batt on Chris Zebroski. Craig Stanley takes the free kick.
    • 12:30 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Stanley from the right by-line, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:18 Scott Rendell takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save.
    • 11:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Haworth on Stuart Campbell. Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.
    • 8:19 Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
    • 8:19 Booking Lee Brown receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 8:11 Unfair challenge on Andy Haworth by Lee Brown results in a free kick.
    • 7:41 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Stanley, clearance made by Jake Wright.
    • 7:07 Corner taken by Craig Stanley from the right by-line, clearance made by Damian Batt.
    • 3:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Constable on Gary Sawyer. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.
    • 1:03 Corner from right by-line taken by Peter Leven.
    • 0:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott McGleish on Peter Leven. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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    Npower League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 8 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Southend 12 9 25
    2 Crawley Town 12 5 25
    3 AFC Wimbledon 12 4 23
    4 Shrewsbury 12 4 23
    5 Oxford Utd 12 7 22
    6 Morecambe 12 12 21
    7 Cheltenham 12 3 20
    8 Burton Albion 12 3 20
    9 Port Vale 12 7 19
    10 Gillingham 12 5 18
    11 Rotherham 12 2 18
    12 Macclesfield 12 3 17
    13 Swindon 12 5 16
    14 Torquay 12 0 15
    15 Northampton 12 -1 15
    16 Accrington 12 -3 15
    17 Bristol Rovers 12 -6 15
    18 Aldershot 12 -2 14
    19 Crewe 12 -4 13
    20 Dag & Red 12 -5 13
    21 Bradford 12 -4 10
    22 Barnet 12 -11 9
    23 Hereford 12 -17 7
    24 Plymouth 12 -16 5

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