Robert Hall scored the only goal as Oxford made it three away wins in a row by beating Hereford.

Oxford's James Constable and Hereford's Sam Winnall both failed with headers before the game's only goal.

Hall made it two goals in four since his loan switch from West Ham, heading home from close range after Liam Davis took on two men and crossed the ball.

Alfie Potter could have made the win more comfortable but missed a sitter in the second half.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

U's boss Chris Wilder told BBC Oxford:

"I'm a bit disappointed that we didn't give ourselves a clearer winning advantage and made the last 25 minutes a little easier.

"But we handled it when it got chucked at us late on and we always looked a threat going forward so I'm delighted with everybody.

"I think we always try to play the right way, playing through teams."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Hereford

  • 28 Cornell
  • 03 Heath
  • 05 Townsend
  • 24 Stam
  • 06 Purdie
  • 08 Featherstone
  • 11 Lunt Booked
  • 14 McQuilkin Booked
  • 10 Facey (Arquin - 74' )
  • 21 Barkh'zen (Elder - 46' )
  • 26 Winnall (Pell - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 38 Hoult
  • 34 Evans
  • 04 Pell
  • 09 Arquin
  • 25 Elder

Oxford Utd

  • 01 Clarke Booked
  • 02 Batt
  • 05 Duberry
  • 06 Wright
  • 04 McLaren (Whing - 77' )
  • 08 Heslop (Hall - 86' )
  • 20 Leven
  • 26 Davis
  • 09 Constable (Smalley - 77' )
  • 15 Potter
  • 30 Hall Booked

Substitutes

  • 16 Whing
  • 27 Kinniburgh
  • 14 Hall
  • 18 Payne
  • 10 Smalley
Ref: Coote
Att: 2,502

Match Stats

Shots

8 12

On target

2 4

Corners

5 6

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:31 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +4:10

Foul by Stefan Stam on Deane Smalley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Peter Leven.

90:00 +3:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Elder by Liam Davis. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joe Heath.

90:00 +1:27

Free kick crossed right-footed by Robert Purdie, Michael Duberry makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:27 Booking

Booking Robert Hall receives a caution.

90:00 +1:18

Liam Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell.

90:00 +1:01 Booking

Booking Kenny Lunt is cautioned.

90:00 +0:38

Alfie Potter takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Cornell.

89:33

James McQuilkin sends in a cross, save made by Ryan Clarke.

89:04

Kenny Lunt sends in a cross, Alfie Potter makes a clearance.

88:51

A cross is delivered by Joe Heath, Michael Duberry manages to make a clearance.

87:29 Booking

Booking Ryan Clarke is given a yellow card.

87:16

The ball is swung over by Harry Pell.

85:10 Substitution

Substitution Asa Hall replaces Simon Heslop.

84:49

Effort on goal by Harry Pell from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

83:47

A cross is delivered by Joe Heath, Nathan Elder takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

82:40

Effort on goal by Yoann Arquin from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

80:45

Harry Pell crosses the ball.

79:03

Unfair challenge on Nathan Elder by Liam Davis results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Joe Heath, Stefan Stam has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

78:10

Centre by Peter Leven, Header from close in by Michael Duberry misses to the left of the target.

77:14

Unfair challenge on Damian Batt by Joe Heath results in a free kick. The ball is crossed by Peter Leven, Alfie Potter takes a shot. Blocked by Harry Pell.

75:57

Free kick taken by Peter Leven.

75:57 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Whing is brought on as a substitute for Paul McLaren.

75:57 Substitution

Substitution James Constable leaves the field to be replaced by Deane Smalley.

75:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kenny Lunt on Peter Leven.

74:57

Yoann Arquin is penalised for a handball. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

73:55

The referee blows for offside against Alfie Potter. Indirect free kick taken by David Cornell.

73:55 Substitution

Substitution Delroy Facey leaves the field to be replaced by Yoann Arquin.

71:05

Foul by Liam Davis on Nicky Featherstone, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Cornell.

70:35

Peter Leven fouled by Harry Pell, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

70:03

Jake Wright challenges Nathan Elder unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Kenny Lunt from right channel.

67:30

Centre by James McQuilkin, save by Ryan Clarke.

66:09

Effort from inside the area by Alfie Potter misses to the right of the target.

65:55

The ball is swung over by Robert Hall, clearance made by James McQuilkin.

65:18

Robert Hall takes a shot. Save made by David Cornell.

63:20

Michael Duberry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Elder. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from James McQuilkin.

62:17

Corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line, Delroy Facey makes a clearance.

61:38 Substitution

Substitution Harry Pell is brought on as a substitute for Sam Winnall.

61:20

A cross is delivered by Sam Winnall.

61:01

Robert Purdie sends in a cross, clearance by Michael Duberry.

58:52

Robert Hall takes a shot. Clearance made by Stefan Stam.

58:23

Centre by Sam Winnall, clearance by Simon Heslop.

57:26

Peter Leven produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

56:17

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven played to the near post, Delroy Facey makes a clearance.

56:09

The ball is delivered by Liam Davis, Robert Purdie gets a block in.

55:12

Centre by Robert Purdie.

52:58

James Constable is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David Cornell.

51:55 Booking

Booking James McQuilkin is shown a yellow card.

51:43

James McQuilkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Hall. Paul McLaren takes the free kick.

47:24

Nicky Featherstone decides to take the corner short, Simon Heslop makes a clearance.

46:25

Peter Leven is ruled offside. David Cornell takes the indirect free kick.

45:36

Nicky Featherstone concedes a free kick for a foul on Damian Batt. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Paul McLaren, clearance by Delroy Facey.

45:03 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Elder comes on in place of Tom Barkhuizen.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:49

Robert Hall delivers the ball, clearance made by Nicky Featherstone.

43:17

James McQuilkin fouled by Damian Batt, the ref awards a free kick. David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

43:10

The ball is delivered by Damian Batt, Joe Heath manages to make a clearance.

41:30

Effort from the edge of the box by James McQuilkin goes wide of the right-hand upright.

40:32

Simon Heslop concedes a free kick for a foul on James McQuilkin. David Cornell takes the direct free kick.

39:41

Corner taken by Nicky Featherstone from the left by-line.

39:36

A cross is delivered by Robert Purdie, clearance by Michael Duberry.

37:59

Tom Barkhuizen crosses the ball, blocked by Michael Duberry.

37:07

Peter Leven crosses the ball, Header by James Constable from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

36:44

The official flags Sam Winnall offside. Damian Batt takes the free kick.

35:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damian Batt by Delroy Facey. Direct free kick taken by Damian Batt.

35:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alfie Potter. Free kick taken by David Cornell.

34:56

Damian Batt sends in a cross, Stefan Stam makes a clearance.

31:06

The assist for the goal came from Liam Davis.

31:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Robert Hall - Hereford 0 - 1 Oxford Robert Hall finds the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Hereford 0-1 Oxford Utd.

29:54

Foul by Alfie Potter on Michael Townsend, free kick awarded. Stefan Stam takes the free kick.

29:08

James Constable takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

26:52

Centre by Damian Batt.

26:14

Tom Barkhuizen is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.

25:37

The ball is swung over by Liam Davis, clearance made by James McQuilkin.

23:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven.

22:11

Foul by Liam Davis on Tom Barkhuizen, free kick awarded. Nicky Featherstone crosses the ball in from the free kick.

20:14

Foul by Sam Winnall on Jake Wright, free kick awarded. Liam Davis restarts play with the free kick.

19:12

Shot from outside the penalty box by Liam Davis goes wide right of the goal.

14:42

James McQuilkin has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

13:04

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Featherstone from the right by-line, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

12:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nicky Featherstone, Tom Barkhuizen produces a cross, clearance by Paul McLaren.

12:22

Sam Winnall takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

11:57

Delroy Facey produces a cross, Liam Davis manages to make a clearance.

9:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McLaren by Delroy Facey. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

8:52

The official flags Liam Davis offside. David Cornell takes the free kick.

8:34

Unfair challenge on Peter Leven by Nicky Featherstone results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul McLaren.

8:18

Ryan Clarke fouled by Sam Winnall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Damian Batt.

7:27

The offside flag is raised against James Constable. Indirect free kick taken by David Cornell.

6:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Featherstone played to the near post, clearance by Paul McLaren.

5:57

Simon Heslop fouled by Kenny Lunt, the ref awards a free kick. Damian Batt restarts play with the free kick.

3:24

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Heslop from the left by-line, James Constable has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

2:53

Corner taken by Peter Leven, Delroy Facey manages to make a clearance.

2:44

The ball is swung over by Damian Batt.

2:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Sam Winnall. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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