Oxford claimed victory over Bury thanks to a late Johnny Mullins goal.

Danny Rose put the U's ahead on the half-hour with a 25-yard free-kick.

Shakers midfielder Tom Soares smashed home Craig Jones's cross in the 70th minute before the hosts retook the lead when defender Mullins turned in David Hunt's set-piece 10 minutes later.

Bury's Nathan Cameron was then shown a second yellow card just moments after being cautioned for the foul that ultimately led to Oxford's winner.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury manager Kevin Blackwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We just need a little bit of luck to change our way, but this side has been put together in five weeks and look at what they did to Oxford today.

"We did more than enough to win the game. We thoroughly dominated in the second half, they had one shot on target in the first half, and unfortunately we've lost the game.

"At the moment, it's just not dropping for us."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 03 Newey Booked
  • 06 Wright
  • 13 Hunt
  • 16 Whing
  • 10 Smalley (Davies - 90' )
  • 11 Potter
  • 17 Rose
  • 19 Mullins
  • 07 Rigg (Hall - 90' )
  • 08 Kitson (Constable - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Crocombe
  • 04 Raynes
  • 14 Hall
  • 18 Davies
  • 15 Williams
  • 09 Constable
  • 37 Ruffles

Bury

  • 26 Lainton
  • 02 Beeley
  • 03 Roberts
  • 04 Hinds
  • 05 Cameron Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 06 Procter
  • 11 Holden
  • 14 Harrad (Forrester - 62' )
  • 16 Rooney (Sinnott - 63' )
  • 07 Jones
  • 19 Soares Booked (Jackson - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Charles-Cook
  • 28 Lockwood
  • 10 Grimes
  • 12 Sedgwick
  • 18 Sinnott
  • 09 Forrester
  • 17 Jackson
Ref: Linington
Att: 5,774

Match Stats

Shots

6 8

On target

3 2

Corners

3 12

Fouls

12 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:46 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +5:54

The ball is crossed by Danny Rose.

90:00 +5:36

Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +5:31 Substitution

Substitution Scott Davies is brought on as a substitute for Deane Smalley.

90:00 +4:57

Foul by Anton Forrester on Deane Smalley, free kick awarded.

90:00 +4:36

Free kick taken by Jordan Sinnott.

90:00 +4:15

Deane Smalley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Euan Holden.

90:00 +2:06

Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:47 Substitution

Substitution Asa Hall is brought on as a substitute for Sean Rigg.

90:00 +1:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Euan Holden on Andrew Whing.

90:00 +0:06

Shaun Beeley makes a clearance.

89:51

Corner taken by Danny Rose.

89:09

Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

88:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Sinnott on Danny Rose.

85:12 Substitution

Substitution (Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with James Constable coming on for Dave Kitson.

84:49 Substitution

Substitution Marlon Jackson is brought on as a substitute for Tom Soares.

83:36

Corner taken by Jordan Sinnott from the left by-line.

82:16 Dismissal

Dismissal

82:16

The referee shows Nathan Cameron a red card for second bookable offence.

81:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Johnny Mullins - Oxford 2 - 1 Bury Johnny Mullins grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Oxford Utd 2-1 Bury.

79:39

Free kick crossed by David Hunt.

79:03 Booking

Booking

79:03

Nathan Cameron receives a caution.

78:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Cameron on Deane Smalley.

78:23

Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

78:16

Gareth Roberts produces a cross.

77:39

Clearance made by Craig Jones.

77:28

Corner taken by Danny Rose.

77:01

Clearance made by Craig Jones.

76:45

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Hunt.

74:55

Andy Procter restarts play with the free kick.

74:50

The referee blows for offside against Dave Kitson.

74:20

Dave Kitson makes a clearance.

74:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Jones.

72:17

Deane Smalley heads at goal.

69:59

Assist on the goal came from Craig Jones.

69:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Soares - Oxford 1 - 1 Bury Tom Soares scores direct from the free kick. Oxford Utd 1-1 Bury.

69:15

Unfair challenge on Gareth Roberts by Deane Smalley results in a free kick.

68:44

Johnny Mullins makes a clearance.

68:34

The ball is swung over by Craig Jones.

67:46

Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

67:39

Andy Procter challenges Deane Smalley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

62:36 Substitution

Substitution John Rooney goes off and Jordan Sinnott comes on.

62:19

Gareth Roberts restarts play with the free kick.

61:41

Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

61:10 Substitution

Substitution Anton Forrester joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shaun Harrad.

60:40 Booking

Booking

60:40

Tom Soares booked.

60:23

Foul by Tom Soares on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded.

58:59

Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.

58:46

Alfie Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Roberts.

57:39

Deane Smalley crosses the ball.

56:49

Shaun Harrad produces a cross.

56:11

Tom Soares takes the free kick.

55:43 Booking

Booking

55:43

Tom Newey goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

55:16

Tom Newey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley.

54:36

John Rooney takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

54:31

David Hunt manages to make a clearance.

54:22

Centre by Euan Holden.

53:44

Corner taken by Craig Jones from the right by-line.

52:27

Corner taken by Craig Jones.

51:50

John Rooney takes a shot.

51:08

Corner taken by Craig Jones.

50:38

Tom Soares restarts play with the free kick.

50:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Soares by David Hunt.

50:05

Rob Lainton restarts play with the free kick.

49:58

Deane Smalley is caught offside.

46:01

Chance falls to Tom Soares who heads at goal.

45:53

The ball is delivered by Craig Jones.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:53

David Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:21

Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Nathan Cameron results in a free kick.

45:00 +1:01

Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:48

The official flags Shaun Harrad offside.

44:26

Richard Hinds fouled by Deane Smalley, the ref awards a free kick.

43:25

Corner taken by Craig Jones from the right by-line.

38:42

Euan Holden takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

37:11

A cross is delivered by Shaun Beeley.

36:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Jones.

36:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Jones.

35:15

Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

35:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Wright by Shaun Beeley.

34:16

Richard Hinds restarts play with the free kick.

34:06

Unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by Dave Kitson results in a free kick.

33:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Rose - Oxford 1 - 0 Bury Danny Rose hits the back of the net with a direct shot from the free kick. Oxford Utd 1-0 Bury.

32:11

Deane Smalley fouled by Nathan Cameron, the ref awards a free kick.

31:01

Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

30:54

Tom Soares is ruled offside.

30:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Whing by Euan Holden.

29:07

Corner taken by Craig Jones.

28:01

Free kick taken by Richard Hinds.

27:54

Andy Procter fouled by Deane Smalley, the ref awards a free kick.

26:13

Craig Jones takes the free kick.

25:58

Tom Newey concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Jones.

25:40

Shot by Sean Rigg.

25:02

Clearance by Tom Newey.

24:53

Euan Holden produces a cross.

22:25

Rob Lainton takes the free kick.

22:17

The offside flag is raised against Deane Smalley.

21:51

Euan Holden produces a cross.

21:24

Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

21:07

Unfair challenge on Deane Smalley by Richard Hinds results in a free kick.

19:53

David Hunt crosses the ball.

19:14

A cross is delivered by Deane Smalley.

18:28

Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

18:11

Unfair challenge on Johnny Mullins by Shaun Harrad results in a free kick.

17:11

Rob Lainton restarts play with the free kick.

16:49

Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Hinds.

16:10

Shaun Harrad gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Mullins.

15:28

Free kick taken by Rob Lainton.

15:02

Dave Kitson is ruled offside.

14:01

Nathan Cameron takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

13:49

Corner taken by Craig Jones.

13:16

Tom Soares takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

13:03

Corner taken by Craig Jones from the right by-line.

12:23

Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Jones.

11:25

Sean Rigg takes a shot. Rob Lainton parries the effort to safety.

10:50

Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

10:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Richard Hinds.

8:07

Craig Jones restarts play with the free kick.

7:55

Shaun Beeley fouled by Dave Kitson, the ref awards a free kick.

5:32

Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

5:15

Euan Holden challenges Jake Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick.

4:53

Alfie Potter takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

3:58

David Hunt takes the free kick.

3:44

Dave Kitson fouled by Andy Procter, the ref awards a free kick.

3:15

Free kick taken by Rob Lainton.

2:53

Sean Rigg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Jones.

0:00

The game begins.

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