James Constable was on target as Oxford United maintained their perfect start to the season with victory at Torquay.

Deane Smalley put the visitors ahead just after half-time when he flicked home Danny Rose's cross.

Callum Ball then rattled the crossbar for the home side, only for substitute Constable to latch on to a long goal kick and double Oxford's lead.

Jordan Chapell tapped in for the Gulls, but Asa Hall restored Oxford's two-goal cushion at the second time of asking.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Torquay

  • 13 Rice Booked
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Downes
  • 05 Pearce
  • 21 Cruise
  • 07 Mansell
  • 08 Harding (Lathrope - 65' )
  • 10 Bodin (Benyon - 79' )
  • 11 Cameron Booked (Chapell - 65' )
  • 09 Hawley
  • 16 Ball

Substitutes

  • 33 Thompson
  • 30 Mackenzie
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 15 Thompson
  • 31 Sullivan
  • 12 Chapell
  • 26 Benyon

Oxford Utd

  • 01 Clarke
  • 03 Newey
  • 06 Wright
  • 13 Hunt
  • 19 Mullins
  • 07 Rigg (Hall - 24' )
  • 16 Whing
  • 17 Rose
  • 18 Davies Booked (Ruffles - 87' )
  • 10 Smalley
  • 11 Potter (Constable - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Crocombe
  • 04 Raynes
  • 14 Hall
  • 15 Williams
  • 20 Marsh
  • 09 Constable
  • 37 Ruffles
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 3,176

Match Stats

Shots

10 6

On target

8 4

Corners

7 3

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:48 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:46

The ball is swung over by Kevin Nicholson.

90:00 +3:36

Clearance by Ryan Clarke.

90:00 +2:55

Thomas Cruise makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:51

Shot by Karl Hawley.

90:00 +0:10

The ball is crossed by Thomas Cruise.

89:54

Johnny Mullins makes a clearance.

89:50

The ball is delivered by Lee Mansell.

88:52

The ball is sent over by Jordan Chapell.

88:00

Clearance by Jake Wright.

87:10

Asa Hall takes a shot.

86:27 Substitution

Substitution Joshua Ruffels is brought on as a substitute for Scott Davies.

85:57

Jake Wright makes a clearance.

85:52

The ball is sent over by Jordan Chapell.

85:28

A cross is delivered by Jake Wright.

84:31

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jordan Chapell.

83:59

Headed chance falls to Lee Mansell.

83:53

The ball is crossed by Kevin Nicholson.

82:41

Asa Hall restarts play with the free kick.

82:20

Thomas Cruise concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Rose.

82:04

Tom Newey manages to make a clearance.

80:32

Kevin Nicholson restarts play with the free kick.

80:18

Deane Smalley challenges Kevin Nicholson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:32

Clearance by Martin Rice.

78:42 Substitution

Substitution Elliot Benyon on for Billy Bodin.

76:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Asa Hall - Torquay 1 - 3 Oxford Asa Hall slots the ball right footed into the goal. Torquay 1-3 Oxford Utd.

76:28

Asa Hall has an effort at goal. Martin Rice parries the ball away.

75:59

The ball is swung over by Scott Davies.

74:41

Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

74:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin Nicholson.

73:58

Clearance by Johnny Mullins.

73:46

Johnny Mullins manages to make a clearance.

73:34

Clearance made by Asa Hall.

73:19

Clearance made by Aaron Downes.

71:15

Martin Rice restarts play with the free kick.

71:03

James Constable is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

70:45

Free kick taken by Danny Rose.

70:31

Danny Rose fouled by Lee Mansell, the ref awards a free kick.

69:35

The assist for the goal came from Karl Hawley.

69:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Chapell - Torquay 1 - 2 Oxford Jordan Chapell scores with their right foot. Torquay 1-2 Oxford Utd.

69:30

Karl Hawley sends in a cross.

68:14

Clearance by Ryan Clarke.

68:01

Damon Lathrope takes the free kick.

67:52

Foul by Andrew Whing on Karl Hawley, free kick awarded.

66:33

Corner taken by Danny Rose from the right by-line.

65:59

Thomas Cruise manages to make a clearance.

65:00 Substitution

Substitution Damon Lathrope replaces Ben Harding.

64:54 Substitution

Substitution Courtney Cameron goes off and Jordan Chapell comes on.

64:24

Shot by Asa Hall went over the bar.

63:19

Foul by Karl Hawley on Johnny Mullins, free kick awarded.

62:40

The ball is swung over by Thomas Cruise.

62:03

Assist by Ryan Clarke.

62:03 Goal scored

Goal! - James Constable - Torquay 0 - 2 Oxford James Constable scores a right footed goal. Torquay 0-2 Oxford Utd.

59:45

Lee Mansell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by Ryan Clarke prevents the goal.

58:56

Courtney Cameron restarts play with the free kick.

58:22

Free kick taken by Courtney Cameron.

57:54

Asa Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Mansell.

57:26

Chance falls to Courtney Cameron who heads at goal. A parry by Ryan Clarke prevents the goal.

57:21

Corner from the right by-line taken by Courtney Cameron.

57:03

Shot by Ben Harding. Ryan Clarke parries the ball away.

56:37 Substitution

Substitution Alfie Potter leaves the field to be replaced by James Constable.

55:57

Kevin Nicholson makes a clearance.

55:54

The ball is delivered by Danny Rose.

48:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Deane Smalley - Torquay 0 - 1 Oxford Deane Smalley scores a right footed goal. Torquay 0-1 Oxford Utd.

47:33 Booking

Booking

47:33

The referee shows Scott Davies a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +4:37 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:42

Shot by Courtney Cameron. A parry by Ryan Clarke prevents the goal.

45:00 +1:24

The ball is delivered by Billy Bodin.

44:52

Billy Bodin makes a clearance.

44:22

Jake Wright makes a clearance.

44:08

Shot by Billy Bodin. Ryan Clarke parries the ball away.

43:35

Clearance by Jake Wright.

43:23

Free kick crossed by Kevin Nicholson.

43:15

Deane Smalley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Nicholson.

42:34

Ryan Clarke manages to make a clearance.

42:23

Aaron Downes manages to make a clearance.

42:18

Aaron Downes makes a clearance.

42:07

Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

41:44

Karl Hawley is caught offside.

40:45

Free kick taken by Jake Wright.

40:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alfie Potter by Ben Harding.

39:37

Clearance by Jake Wright.

39:25

Clearance made by David Hunt.

39:14

The ball is crossed by Lee Mansell.

37:54

Clearance made by Johnny Mullins.

37:42

A cross is delivered by Courtney Cameron.

36:42

Jake Wright takes the free kick.

36:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Hawley on Jake Wright.

35:36

Tom Newey manages to make a clearance.

35:29

Kevin Nicholson delivers the ball.

35:03

Martin Rice manages to make a clearance.

34:04

The ball is swung over by Lee Mansell.

32:24

Centre by Kevin Nicholson.

31:00

Shot by Lee Mansell.

30:10

Kevin Nicholson makes a clearance.

29:54

Clearance by Johnny Mullins.

29:17

Clearance by Tom Newey.

28:58

Corner taken by Ben Harding from the right by-line.

28:14

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Mansell.

27:56

Clearance by Martin Rice.

27:39

Danny Rose sends in a cross.

27:33

Clearance by Aaron Downes.

27:29

Centre by Alfie Potter.

26:56

Clearance by Johnny Mullins.

26:28

Clearance made by Johnny Mullins.

26:19

Clearance made by Martin Rice.

26:08

Free kick crossed by Danny Rose.

25:54

Foul by Aaron Downes on Alfie Potter, free kick awarded.

24:49

Clearance made by Deane Smalley.

24:37

Corner taken by Lee Mansell.

24:18

Corner taken by Lee Mansell from the left by-line.

23:56 Substitution

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

23:14

David Hunt challenges Karl Hawley unfairly and gives away a free kick.

23:06

Clearance by Jake Wright.

22:50

Kevin Nicholson crosses the ball.

21:23

Clearance made by Tom Newey.

20:42

Free kick taken by Martin Rice.

20:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Deane Smalley.

18:55

The ball is delivered by Thomas Cruise.

17:43

Clearance by Johnny Mullins.

17:24

Clearance made by Johnny Mullins.

15:47

Clearance made by Martin Rice.

15:35

Ryan Clarke makes a clearance.

15:09

Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross.

14:10

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

13:32

Martin Rice is shown a yellow card.

13:32 Booking

Booking

13:08

Clearance made by Krystian Pearce.

13:03

Alfie Potter takes the free kick.

12:21

Courtney Cameron goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

12:21 Booking

Booking

12:02

Courtney Cameron concedes a free kick for a foul on Alfie Potter.

11:45

Free kick taken by Martin Rice.

11:36

The official flags Alfie Potter offside.

10:07

Clearance made by Martin Rice.

9:46

The ball is delivered by Ryan Clarke.

9:20

Lee Mansell restarts play with the free kick.

9:05

Unfair challenge on Karl Hawley by David Hunt results in a free kick.

7:11

Martin Rice takes the free kick.

6:55

Centre by Ryan Clarke.

6:29

Courtney Cameron takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

6:12

Free kick taken by Martin Rice.

5:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce by Deane Smalley.

2:47

Thomas Cruise restarts play with the free kick.

2:13

Sean Rigg challenges Thomas Cruise unfairly and gives away a free kick.

1:06

Corner taken by Sean Rigg from the left by-line.

0:35

Sean Rigg delivers the ball.

0:22

Tom Newey delivers the ball.

0:00

The match begins.

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