Oxford picked up their first league win since August by beating AFC Wimbledon.

Jake Forster-Caskey curled in a free-kick from 25 yards to put the hosts ahead, but Byron Harrison levelled with a close-range scissor-kick.

And Jim Fenlon's low drive from 30 yards put the managerless visitors ahead before the break, only for Deane Smalley to equalise from close in.

Yado Mambo hit the bar for the second time, and Alfie Potter compounded his misery by firing in the winner.

Chris Wilder's side had lost their last six League Two matches before Tuesday's game.

Oxford United manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Oxford:

"It was a big night for us and we had to turn up.

"It was a performance of determination and grit from everybody, the players and the supporters.

"For five, 10, 15 minutes after they scored their second it was a surreal atmosphere because our supporters gave the players a terrific boost to help claw ourselves back into the game.

"That gave us a platform at half time to go and win the game. I can only appreciate that support they gave us. We had young kids playing last night and they battled away and we deserved a touch of fortune.

"It wasn't a fantastic performance but it was a committed performance and one of real grit and heart."

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

9 6

Corners

11 6

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:24 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Huw Johnson by Sean Rigg. Direct free kick taken by Seb Brown.

90:00 +2:57

Tom Craddock takes a shot. Save made by Seb Brown.

90:00 +1:45

Unfair challenge on Sammy Moore by Alfie Potter results in a free kick. A cross is delivered by George Francomb, Shot from deep inside the area by Jack Midson clears the crossbar.

90:00 +1:13

The referee blows for offside. Seb Brown takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +0:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Antwi on Jake Wright. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

89:37 Booking

Booking Jake Wright booked for unsporting behaviour.

89:37 Booking

Booking Will Antwi is shown a yellow card for dissent.

88:18

The official flags Jake Forster-Caskey offside. Seb Brown takes the indirect free kick.

87:29

Corner taken by Simon Heslop from the left by-line.

86:19

Deane Smalley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Will Antwi.

86:01

Unfair challenge on Damian Batt by Sammy Moore results in a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

84:17

George Francomb takes the inswinging corner, Yado Mambo takes a shot. Yado Mambo takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke. Effort from deep inside the area by Alfie Potter misses to the left of the goal.

80:50

The assist for the goal came from Tom Craddock.

80:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Alfie Potter - Oxford 3 - 2 Wimbledon Alfie Potter gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Oxford Utd 3-2 AFC Wimbledon.

80:13

Jake Forster-Caskey takes the outswinging corner, Charlie Strutton makes a clearance.

79:32

Alfie Potter takes a shot. Save made by Seb Brown.

79:17

A cross is delivered by Charlie Strutton.

78:33

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jake Forster-Caskey from left channel.

78:33 Booking

Booking Steven Gregory goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

78:20

Simon Heslop fouled by Steven Gregory, the ref awards a free kick.

77:37

Deane Smalley fouled by Sammy Moore, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Simon Heslop, clearance by George Francomb.

75:28

Direct free kick taken by Seb Brown.

75:28 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Strutton replaces Byron Harrison.

75:28 Substitution

Substitution Huw Johnson replaces Christian Jolley.

75:28

Foul by Luke O'Brien on Jack Midson, free kick awarded.

73:17

The ball is swung over by Simon Heslop, Will Antwi makes a clearance.

72:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christian Jolley by Damian Batt. The free kick is swung in right-footed by George Francomb, clearance by Damian Batt.

70:24

The free kick is delivered right-footed by George Francomb from left channel, clearance made by Luke O'Brien.

70:24 Booking

Booking The referee books Jake Forster-Caskey for unsporting behaviour.

70:19

Jake Forster-Caskey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Jolley.

69:44

Centre by Jim Fenlon, clearance made by Ryan Clarke.

68:43

Jack Midson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke O'Brien. Direct free kick taken by Luke O'Brien.

67:31

Simon Heslop has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:28

Byron Harrison fouled by Harry Worley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by George Francomb from left channel.

65:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jake Forster-Caskey, Byron Harrison manages to make a clearance.

64:50

Damian Batt crosses the ball, George Francomb manages to make a clearance.

64:24

Sammy Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Heslop. Jake Forster-Caskey takes the direct free kick.

60:59 Substitution

Substitution Luke Moore goes off and Rashid Yussuff comes on.

59:53 Substitution

Substitution Wayne Brown leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Clarke.

58:48

Jack Midson concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke O'Brien. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Simon Heslop from left wing, save by Seb Brown.

57:14

Christian Jolley produces a curled right-footed shot from long distance and hits the bar.

54:38

Assist by Sean Rigg.

54:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Deane Smalley - Oxford 2 - 2 Wimbledon Deane Smalley gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Oxford Utd 2-2 AFC Wimbledon.

54:15

Alfie Potter sends in a cross.

52:55

Steven Gregory concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Heslop. Harry Worley takes the direct free kick.

49:20

Unfair challenge on Jim Fenlon by Damian Batt results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by George Francomb, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

47:40

Damian Batt takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

45:08 Substitution

Substitution (Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with Simon Heslop coming on for Lee Cox.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:35

Tom Craddock produces a cross, Sammy Moore makes a clearance.

44:43

Outswinging corner taken by Jake Forster-Caskey, Header from deep inside the area by Harry Worley goes over the bar.

44:02

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jake Forster-Caskey, Deane Smalley takes a shot. Yado Mambo gets a block in.

42:49

Outswinging corner taken by Jake Forster-Caskey from the left by-line.

41:03

Inswinging corner taken by Jake Forster-Caskey from the right by-line, Yado Mambo makes a clearance. Corner taken by Jake Forster-Caskey, clearance made by Byron Harrison.

39:46

Jake Forster-Caskey takes a shot. Save made by Seb Brown. Tom Craddock takes a shot. Seb Brown makes a save.

37:39

Foul by George Francomb on Tom Craddock, free kick awarded. Luke O'Brien takes the direct free kick.

35:50

The assist for the goal came from Sammy Moore.

35:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Jim Fenlon - Oxford 1 - 2 Wimbledon Jim Fenlon scores a goal from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-2 AFC Wimbledon.

32:10 Substitution

Substitution Harry Worley on for Michael Raynes.

29:44

Byron Harrison takes a shot. Jake Wright makes a clearance. Corner from left by-line taken by George Francomb.

28:46

Yado Mambo challenges Deane Smalley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Forster-Caskey.

28:08

Steven Gregory produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

24:54

Luke O'Brien takes a shot. Seb Brown makes a comfortable save.

23:30

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jake Forster-Caskey.

19:40

Assist by Steven Gregory.

19:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Byron Harrison - Oxford 1 - 1 Wimbledon Byron Harrison grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-1 AFC Wimbledon.

19:07

Corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Byron Harrison hits the post.

17:06

George Francomb takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Sean Rigg.

16:37

Jack Midson fouled by Luke O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick. George Francomb takes the direct free kick.

16:22

Deane Smalley is caught offside. George Francomb restarts play with the free kick.

15:43

Sean Rigg produces a cross.

14:28

Unfair challenge on Sammy Moore by Jake Forster-Caskey results in a free kick. George Francomb restarts play with the free kick.

11:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Rigg by George Francomb. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jake Forster-Caskey from left wing, Steven Gregory makes a clearance.

9:36

Jack Midson sends in a cross, Michael Raynes manages to make a clearance.

8:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Jake Forster-Caskey - Oxford 1 - 0 Wimbledon Jake Forster-Caskey grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-0 AFC Wimbledon.

7:48 Booking

Booking Booking for George Francomb.

7:36

Unfair challenge on Sean Rigg by George Francomb results in a free kick.

6:40

George Francomb fouled by Deane Smalley, the ref awards a free kick. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.

3:50

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jake Forster-Caskey.

3:04

Jake Forster-Caskey takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Sammy Moore.

0:15

Steven Gregory takes a shot. Save by Wayne Brown. Corner taken right-footed by George Francomb, Sammy Moore takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Brown. Corner taken right-footed by George Francomb from the right by-line, Jake Wright makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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