Oxford recorded a comfortable away win at Barnet.

The hosts thought they had taken the lead but Mark Hughes' effort was ruled out for handball before Simon Heslop thumped the U's ahead from 25 yards.

The visitors made it 0-2 before the break when defender Liam Davis fired home from Peter Leven's lobbed pass.

Hughes forced a good save from keeper Ryan Clarke and Izale McLeod headed over before U's skipper Jake Wright saw red for a second booking late on.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oxford United manager Chris Wilder told BBC Oxford:

"I knew Barnet would ask some questions because they have some good players.

"We started well but for a period we were the architects of our own downfall by giving away too many free kicks, and maybe overplayed, but we stood up to that and scored two fantastic goals.

"There were good signs for the team. Eight or nine games in we are evolving as a team and we are heading in the right direction."

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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Barnet 0-2 Oxford Utd FT
(HT 0-2)
    • Heslop 33
    • Davis 38

    Barnet

    • 01 Brill
    • 02 Senda (Owusu 69)
    • 03 Parkes
    • 21 Kamdjo
    • 22 Leach
    • 04 Hughes
    • 08 Byrne yellow card
    • 20 Marshall (Deering 46)
    • 11 Holmes
    • 23 McLeod
    • 24 Taylor (Kabba 46)

    Substitutes

    • 18 O'Brien,
    • 05 Dennehy,
    • 10 Deering,
    • 09 Kabba,
    • 12 Owusu

    Oxford Utd

    • 01 Clarke
    • 02 Batt
    • 05 Duberry
    • 06 Wright two yellow cards, red card
    • 04 McLaren (Whing 73)
    • 08 Heslop (Haworth 61 yellow card)
    • 20 Leven
    • 26 Davis yellow card
    • 09 Constable (Smalley 79)
    • 15 Potter
    • 30 Hall

    Substitutes

    • 16 Whing,
    • 22 Worley,
    • 18 Payne,
    • 31 Haworth,
    • 10 Smalley
    Ref: Carl BerryAtt: 2,812
    BARNET
    OXFORD UTD

    Possession

    • Barnet 53%
    • Oxford Utd 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Barnet 3
    • Oxford Utd 6

    Attempts off target

    • Barnet 4
    • Oxford Utd 2

    Corners

    • Barnet 8
    • Oxford Utd 6

    Fouls

    • Barnet 11
    • Oxford Utd 15
    • Final Result
    • 94:32 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:47 Unfair challenge on Deane Smalley by Jordan Parkes results in a free kick. Peter Leven produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Dean Brill.
    • 90:00+2:07 Peter Leven concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Byrne, save made by Ryan Clarke.
    • 90:00+1:07 Free kick taken by Jordan Parkes.
    • 90:00+1:07 Sent off Jake Wright shown a red card for second bookable offence.
    • 90:00+0:39 Jake Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Deering.
    • 88:56 Free kick taken by Mark Byrne.
    • 88:56 Booking Caution for Mark Byrne.
    • 88:23 Alfie Potter challenges Ricky Holmes unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 86:59 Mark Hughes produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 84:44 Unfair challenge on Lloyd Owusu by Deane Smalley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Brill.
    • 84:22 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven, clearance made by Lloyd Owusu.
    • 83:59 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Leven, Daniel Leach manages to make a clearance.
    • 83:46 Deane Smalley takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.
    • 83:13 Ricky Holmes has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 82:03 The assistant referee signals for offside against Izale McLeod. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 81:39 Free kick taken by Mark Byrne.
    • 81:39 Mark Byrne takes the indirect free kick.
    • 81:39 Booking Andy Haworth receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 81:31 Mark Byrne fouled by Alfie Potter, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 81:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alfie Potter on Mark Byrne.
    • 78:06 Substitution Deane Smalley comes on in place of James Constable.
    • 77:20 Shot by Andy Haworth from outside the box goes high over the target.
    • 75:26 Andy Haworth concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Kabba. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Byrne from left wing.
    • 75:14 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Brill.
    • 74:27 Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Mark Byrne.
    • 73:53 Foul by Izale McLeod on Peter Leven, free kick awarded. Peter Leven crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Steven Kabba.
    • 72:12 Substitution Andrew Whing replaces Paul McLaren.
    • 70:56 Ricky Holmes takes a shot. Liam Davis gets a block in.
    • 70:40 The assistant referee signals for offside against Alfie Potter. Free kick taken by Dean Brill.
    • 70:00 Foul by Mark Byrne on Andy Haworth, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul McLaren.
    • 69:54 Centre by Ricky Holmes, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.
    • 69:30 Robert Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.
    • 68:17 Free kick taken by Dean Brill.
    • 68:17 Substitution Lloyd Owusu comes on in place of Danny Senda.
    • 68:17 The assistant referee signals for offside against Alfie Potter.
    • 67:40 Liam Davis fouled by Sam Deering, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Leven.
    • 67:14 Effort from outside the penalty area by Peter Leven goes wide left of the target.
    • Correction - 64:28 Clovis Kamdjo concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis. Paul McLaren restarts play with the free kick.
    • 64:28 Foul by Clovis Kamdjo on Liam Davis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul McLaren. The ball is sent over by Paul McLaren,
    • 63:59 The official flags Izale McLeod offside. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
    • 63:30 James Constable is ruled offside. Jordan Parkes takes the free kick.
    • 62:24 Corner taken by Peter Leven played to the near post, Mark Hughes makes a clearance.
    • 61:53 Andy Haworth fouled by Steven Kabba, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Leven takes the direct free kick.
    • 60:07 Direct free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
    • 60:07 Substitution Andy Haworth comes on in place of Simon Heslop.
    • 60:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Steven Kabba.
    • 57:14 Izale McLeod has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
    • 55:11 Corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the right by-line, clearance by Daniel Leach.
    • 54:54 James Constable takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill.
    • 52:58 The offside flag is raised against Mark Byrne. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.
    • 52:04 Corner taken by Mark Byrne from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Paul McLaren.
    • 49:49 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Byrne.
    • 49:33 Mark Hughes takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save.
    • 48:55 Booking Liam Davis booked.
    • 47:56 James Constable gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clovis Kamdjo. Free kick taken by Dean Brill.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Steven Kabba is brought on as a substitute for Charlie Taylor.
    • 45:01 Substitution Sam Deering is brought on as a substitute for Mark Marshall.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:28 The match has reached half-time.
    • 44:00 Handball decision goes against Charlie Taylor. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.
    • 42:53 Corner taken by Mark Byrne, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.
    • 42:39 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Byrne to the near post, clearance by Paul McLaren.
    • 40:53 Daniel Leach challenges Michael Duberry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
    • 40:09 Corner taken by Mark Byrne, clearance by Ryan Clarke.
    • 37:43 The assist for the goal came from Peter Leven.
    • 37:43 GOAL - Liam DavisBarnet 0 - 2 Oxford Utd Liam Davis gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnet 0-2 Oxford Utd.
    • 36:13 Robert Hall takes a shot. Clovis Kamdjo gets a block in.
    • 34:30 Mark Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Heslop. Damian Batt takes the free kick.
    • 33:24 Corner from left by-line taken by Mark Marshall.
    • 32:23 GOAL - Simon HeslopBarnet 0 - 1 Oxford Utd Simon Heslop finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnet 0-1 Oxford Utd.
    • 30:57 Ricky Holmes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
    • 30:20 Mark Byrne takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Paul McLaren makes a clearance.
    • 29:50 Liam Davis challenges Ricky Holmes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Byrne crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half.
    • 27:39 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul McLaren, Dean Brill makes a save.
    • 26:56 Daniel Leach takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
    • 25:38 Mark Marshall crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Paul McLaren.
    • 25:38 Booking Jake Wright receives a caution.
    • 25:16 Jake Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Izale McLeod.
    • 23:30 The offside flag is raised against James Constable. Daniel Leach takes the free kick.
    • 21:23 Foul by Peter Leven on Mark Marshall, free kick awarded. Mark Marshall produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Ryan Clarke.
    • 18:08 Foul by Liam Davis on Charlie Taylor, free kick awarded. Mark Byrne restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:35 Jake Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricky Holmes. Danny Senda takes the free kick.
    • 10:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Parkes by Peter Leven. Jordan Parkes crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Ryan Clarke.
    • 7:33 Danny Senda fouled by Robert Hall, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Senda takes the free kick.
    • 4:56 The offside flag is raised against Clovis Kamdjo. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
    • 4:29 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Byrne, Paul McLaren manages to make a clearance.
    • 2:11 Ricky Holmes challenges Liam Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul McLaren.
    • 0:00 The match begins.

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