Dave Kitson's injury-time header helped League Two leaders Oxford United to a dramatic win against Dagenham & Redbridge.

After early chances for Josh Ruffles and Kitson, James Constable gave Oxford the lead with a superb overhead kick.

But Rhys Murphy equalised on the stroke of half-time with a lob from distance.

Oxford piled on the pressure late on with Constable firing a volley straight at keeper Chris Lewington before Kitson converted David Hunt's cross.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 13 Hunt
  • 03 Newey
  • 14 Hall
  • 19 Mullins
  • 06 Wright
  • 15 Williams (Smalley - 84' )
  • 17 Rose
  • 09 Constable (Raynes - 93' )
  • 08 Kitson Booked
  • 37 Ruffels (Rigg - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Raynes
  • 07 Rigg
  • 10 Smalley
  • 18 Davies
  • 20 Marsh
  • 21 Crocombe
  • 30 Long

Dagenham & Redbridge

  • 01 Lewington
  • 18 Hoyte
  • 03 Ilesanmi
  • 17 Howell
  • 02 Wilkinson
  • 05 Saah
  • 08 Ogogo
  • 12 D'Ath
  • 09 Murphy
  • 41 Hines
  • 10 Scott (Dickson - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Dickson
  • 15 Saunders
  • 19 Edgar
  • 20 Shields
  • 26 Connors
  • 30 Seabright
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 4,901

Match Stats

Shots

13 1

On target

7 1

Corners

6 0

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oxford United 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

90:00 +4:32 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

90:00 +4:06

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Femi Ilesanmi.

90:00 +2:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Michael Raynes replaces James Constable.

90:00 +1:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 1. Dave Kitson (Oxford United) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by David Hunt.

88:22

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

88:22

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Dean Smalley replaces Ryan Williams.

83:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Chris Dickson replaces Josh Scott.

82:54

Hand ball by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

80:45

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

80:45

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

79:45

Attempt saved. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

79:09

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

79:09

Foul by Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge).

78:26

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lawson D'Ath.

77:43

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

72:52 Booking

Booking Asa Hall (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

72:39

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

72:39

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Sean Rigg replaces Josh Ruffles.

64:31

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

64:31

Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:43

Attempt blocked. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

60:36

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

60:36

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:08

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

56:08

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:55

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

53:55

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

49:20

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

49:20

Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Oxford United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

45:00 +2:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oxford United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

45:00 +1:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 1. Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Abu Ogogo.

45:00 +0:34

Foul by Ryan Williams (Oxford United).

45:00 +0:34

Femi Ilesanmi (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:53

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

43:53

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:05

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

40:05

Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:16

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

36:16

Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:51

Attempt blocked. Asa Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

34:06

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

34:06

Foul by Josh Scott (Dagenham and Redbridge).

33:36

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

33:36

Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:02

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

33:02

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

32:11

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

32:11

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge).

31:43

Foul by Josh Ruffles (Oxford United).

31:43

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:44

Attempt missed. Dave Kitson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

27:13

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

26:34

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:34

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

26:01

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

26:01

Foul by Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge).

22:44

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

20:24

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

20:24

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:30

Attempt saved. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

14:16

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

11:15

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffles (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dave Kitson.

6:54

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Brian Saah.

6:40

Attempt saved. Asa Hall (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:29

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

6:19

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffles (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

3:19

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge).

3:19

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:47

Attempt missed. David Hunt (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

1:00

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

0:57

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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