League Two leaders Oxford United stayed top with three first-half goals sealing a comfortable victory over Morecambe.

James Constable opened the scoring by diverting the ball into the net after Michael Raynes' header was saved.

Sean Rigg doubled their lead with a far-post finish before Ryan Williams made it 3-0 with a fine chip from inside the box.

Asa Hall also hit the bar in a rampant first-half, while Jack Sampson's shot later struck the post for Morecambe.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 13 Hunt
  • 03 Newey
  • 14 Hall
  • 19 Mullins
  • 04 Raynes
  • 15 Williams (Davies - 85' )
  • 17 Rose
  • 09 Constable Booked
  • 08 Kitson (Marsh - 89' )
  • 07 Rigg (O'Dowda - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Davies
  • 20 Marsh
  • 21 Crocombe
  • 30 Long
  • 34 Bevans
  • 35 O'Dowda
  • 37 Ruffles

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 08 Wright Booked
  • 06 Diagne
  • 16 Drummond
  • 22 Parrish (McCready - 95' )
  • 05 Hughes
  • 10 Williams
  • 17 Fleming Booked
  • 11 Ellison (Redshaw - 78' )
  • 09 Sampson (Marshall - 62' )
  • 27 Amond

Substitutes

  • 03 Threlfall
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 07 Redshaw
  • 14 Marshall
  • 15 McCready
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 25 Arestidou
Ref: Garry Sutton
Att: 4,871

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

6 5

Corners

5 3

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oxford United 3, Morecambe 0.

90:00 +4:46 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Morecambe 0.

90:00 +4:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Chris McCready replaces Andy Parrish.

90:00 +1:26

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Andrew Wright.

89:00

David Hunt (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:00

Foul by Tony Diagne (Morecambe).

88:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Tyrone Marsh replaces Dave Kitson.

87:30

(Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:30

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

86:49

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Danny Rose.

84:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Scott Davies replaces Ryan Williams.

84:06 Booking

Booking Andrew Wright (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

84:00

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:57

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

81:56 Booking

Booking Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

81:43

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:43

Foul by Tony Diagne (Morecambe).

77:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Kevin Ellison.

75:27

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:27

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

73:37

Attempt saved. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

72:05

Attempt saved. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

69:09

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

69:09

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:16

Attempt saved. Marcus Marshall (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

65:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Sean Rigg because of an injury.

63:37

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Marcus Marshall replaces Jack Sampson.

59:07

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:07

Foul by Tony Diagne (Morecambe).

58:42

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

58:42

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:59

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

57:16

Attempt saved. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:42

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

56:42

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:22

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

54:22

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:07

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

51:06

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

51:06

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:46

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

49:46

Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:24

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ryan Williams.

48:37

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

46:14

David Hunt (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:14

Foul by Ryan Williams (Morecambe).

45:00

Second Half begins Oxford United 3, Morecambe 0.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oxford United 3, Morecambe 0.

45:00 +2:06

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

45:00 +2:06

Ryan Williams (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:10

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:10

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

45:00 +0:44 Booking

Booking James Constable (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:20

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

45:00 +0:20

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:44

Foul by Ryan Williams (Oxford United).

44:44

Tony Diagne (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:00

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:57

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

36:47

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

36:47

Ryan Williams (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:20

Asa Hall (Oxford United) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

34:55

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

34:34

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

31:31

Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:31

Foul by Ryan Williams (Morecambe).

30:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 3, Morecambe 0. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Asa Hall.

29:50

Sean Rigg (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:50

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

26:45

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by John Mullins.

25:48

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

25:48

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 2, Morecambe 0. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Williams with a cross.

22:16

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

21:11

Attempt missed. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

20:24

Foul by Ryan Williams (Oxford United).

20:24

Ryan Williams (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:17

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

19:17

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:44

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:44

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

15:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 1, Morecambe 0. James Constable (Oxford United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner.

15:09

Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

14:10

Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:10

Foul by Tony Diagne (Morecambe).

10:37

Attempt missed. Asa Hall (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

10:07

Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:04

Foul by Tony Diagne (Morecambe).

7:29

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Tom Newey.

7:09

Attempt blocked. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

5:26

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:26

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

3:27

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

1:23

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tony Diagne.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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