Tom Craddock scored four goals as Oxford hammered Accrington for their biggest Football League win since 2001.

He had his hat-trick within 36 minutes, smashing in his opener from 12 yards, adding a second at the near post and then scoring a rebound after James Constable's shot was saved.

Craddock made it 4-0 after 71 minutes when strike partner Constable laid the ball off to him.

And Alfie Potter sealed the rout from close range.

Craddock's haul was the first time an Oxford player had scored four goals in a game since John Durnin in the 4-0 win over Luton back in 1992.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Oxford Utd

  • 01 Clarke
  • 04 Raynes
  • 16 Whing (Chapman - 81' )
  • 17 Capaldi (O'Brien - 46' )
  • 25 Mullins
  • 14 Rigg
  • 18 Forster-Caskey (Leven - 69' )
  • 19 Cox
  • 09 Constable
  • 15 Potter
  • 29 Craddock

Substitutes

  • 21 Brown
  • 22 Worley
  • 23 O'Brien
  • 07 Chapman
  • 08 Heslop
  • 20 Leven
  • 11 Pittman

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 06 Winnard
  • 24 Molyneux Booked (Liddle - 67' )
  • 29 Atkinson
  • 04 Joyce
  • 28 Schofield (Murphy - 55' )
  • 30 Mingoia
  • 07 Lindfield Booked (Dixon - 55' )
  • 20 Sampson
  • 23 Amond
  • 33 Boco

Substitutes

  • 22 Dawber
  • 02 Murphy
  • 03 Liddle
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 12 Miller
  • 15 Dixon
  • 26 Whichelow
Ref: Deadman
Att: 5,403

Match Stats

Shots

16 8

On target

15 3

Corners

7 2

Fouls

8 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:28

James Constable challenges Rob Atkinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rob Atkinson takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:58

Peter Leven takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

89:46

The ball is swung over by Peter Murphy, Adam Chapman makes a clearance.

86:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Sampson by Lee Cox. Direct free kick taken by Jack Sampson.

85:34

Rob Atkinson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

85:13

Short corner taken by Piero Mingoia.

81:04

James Constable takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

79:48 Substitution

Substitution Adam Chapman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Whing.

79:48

Rob Atkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on James Constable. Andrew Whing restarts play with the free kick.

77:07

Assist by Peter Leven.

77:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Alfie Potter - Oxford 5 - 0 Accrington Alfie Potter gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 5-0 Accrington Stanley.

75:51

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line, Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

74:10

Jack Sampson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Whing. Michael Raynes takes the free kick.

72:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the left by-line, Johnny Mullins takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a brilliant save.

72:03

Alfie Potter takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

70:28

The assist for the goal came from James Constable.

70:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Craddock - Oxford 4 - 0 Accrington A goal is scored by Tom Craddock from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 4-0 Accrington Stanley.

69:33

Centre by Andrew Whing, Dean Winnard makes a clearance.

68:16 Substitution

Substitution Jake Forster-Caskey leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Leven.

67:54

Shot by Romuald Boco from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

65:48 Substitution

Substitution Michael Liddle on for Lee Molyneux.

63:39

Corner taken left-footed by Jake Forster-Caskey to the near post, clearance by Lee Molyneux.

63:20

Sean Rigg takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

58:54

The official flags Sean Rigg offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

57:32

Foul by Sean Rigg on Padraig Amond, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luke Joyce.

56:23 Booking

Booking Lee Molyneux receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

56:16

Lee Molyneux gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alfie Potter. Direct free kick taken by Jake Forster-Caskey.

54:27 Substitution

Substitution Bohan Dixon on for Craig Lindfield.

54:27 Substitution

Substitution Peter Murphy replaces Danny Schofield.

54:27

Corner taken by Jake Forster-Caskey.

53:23

Jake Forster-Caskey is adjudged to have handled the ball. Dean Winnard takes the free kick.

52:57

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom Craddock. Ian Dunbavin takes the indirect free kick.

50:45

Unfair challenge on Rob Atkinson by Lee Cox results in a free kick. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

49:22

Headed cross/shot by Padraig Amond, save made by Ryan Clarke.

47:11

Romuald Boco is caught offside. Johnny Mullins restarts play with the free kick.

46:30

Padraig Amond takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with Luke O'Brien coming on for Tony Capaldi.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

43:35

Piero Mingoia challenges Lee Cox unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

39:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Sampson by Jake Forster-Caskey. Free kick taken by Lee Molyneux.

38:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Constable on Dean Winnard. Dean Winnard takes the direct free kick.

37:33

Corner taken by Luke Joyce from the left by-line played to the near post, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

37:05

Lee Molyneux takes a shot. Save made by Ian Dunbavin.

35:06

James Constable provided the assist for the goal.

35:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Craddock - Oxford 3 - 0 Accrington Goal scored by Tom Craddock from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Oxford Utd 3-0 Accrington Stanley.

33:19

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

32:56

Sean Rigg takes a shot.

30:50 Booking

Booking Craig Lindfield booked.

30:47

Unfair challenge on Sean Rigg by Craig Lindfield results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jake Forster-Caskey from left wing, clearance made by Rob Atkinson.

26:35

Alfie Potter takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

24:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alfie Potter by Jack Sampson. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

22:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Craddock - Oxford 2 - 0 Accrington Tom Craddock gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 2-0 Accrington Stanley.

21:26

Sean Rigg takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

20:41

Corner taken left-footed by Jake Forster-Caskey to the near post, clearance by Danny Schofield.

18:43

James Constable takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

16:05

Alfie Potter crosses the ball, Dean Winnard manages to make a clearance.

14:51

The ball is delivered by Piero Mingoia, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Romuald Boco misses to the right of the target.

13:38

Effort from outside the penalty area by Luke Joyce goes wide left of the goal.

12:42

Unfair challenge on Jack Sampson by Andrew Whing results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lee Molyneux.

11:41

The assist for the goal came from James Constable.

11:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Craddock - Oxford 1 - 0 Accrington A goal is scored by Tom Craddock from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-0 Accrington Stanley.

8:37

Romuald Boco sends in a cross, Ryan Clarke makes a clearance.

6:27

Tom Craddock takes a shot. Save made by Ian Dunbavin.

5:08

Johnny Mullins takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

1:16

Lee Cox challenges Rob Atkinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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