Fleetwood boosted their promotion hopes with a comfortable win over play-off hopefuls Oxford.

The visitors took the lead as Antoni Sarcevic's cross found its way to David Ball, who tapped in at the far post.

Sarcevic then doubled the lead with a fierce 20-yard drive from a free-kick.

The visitors were rarely troubled, with David Connolly's saved shot on the turn the only real noteworthy attempt for the U's.

Oxford drop out of the top seven for the first time this season while Fleetwood close in on third-placed Chesterfield, who drew 1-1 with Newport.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 13 Hunt
  • 03 Newey
  • 16 Whing (Wroe - 45' )
  • 04 Raynes
  • 06 Wright Booked
  • 15 Williams
  • 37 Ruffels
  • 10 Smalley (Constable - 55' )
  • 24 Connolly (Kitson - 55' )
  • 18 Davies

Substitutes

  • 07 Rigg
  • 08 Kitson
  • 09 Constable
  • 17 Rose
  • 21 Crocombe
  • 22 Wroe
  • 30 Long

Fleetwood Town

  • 28 Maxwell
  • 15 McLaughlin
  • 20 Taylor
  • 13 Goodall
  • 05 Roberts
  • 06 Pond
  • 17 Blair Booked
  • 18 Sarcevic
  • 36 Hume Booked (Evans - 77' )
  • 23 Ball (Parkin - 84' )
  • 24 Morris

Substitutes

  • 01 Davies
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 07 Evans
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 09 Parkin
  • 16 Cresswell
  • 25 Jordan
Ref: Brendan Malone
Att: 5,679

Match Stats

Shots

7 11

On target

2 7

Corners

5 3

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

90:00 +3:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

90:00 +1:49

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

90:00 +1:49

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:28

Attempt missed. Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +0:54

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

89:45

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

89:08

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

88:07

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

86:36

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

86:36

Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).

86:08

Attempt saved. Dave Kitson (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

83:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces David Ball.

83:07

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

82:22

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

76:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gareth Evans replaces Iain Hume.

76:00

Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:59

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

75:03 Booking

Booking Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

75:00

Andrew Whing (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:44

Foul by Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town).

74:12 Booking

Booking Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

74:08

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

74:08

Foul by Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town).

73:16

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

70:25

Attempt missed. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

70:00

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:57

Foul by Scott Davies (Oxford United).

66:26

Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:26

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

65:52

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

65:52

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

59:47

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:55 Booking

Booking Jake Wright (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

58:44

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

58:44

Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:30

Attempt blocked. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:04

Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

55:35

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

55:35

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Dave Kitson replaces David Connolly.

54:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. James Constable replaces Dean Smalley.

53:42

Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:42

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

51:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 2. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

50:28

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

50:28

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:07

Foul by Ryan Williams (Oxford United).

50:07

Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Nicky Wroe replaces Andrew Whing.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

45:00 +0:30

Attempt missed. Dean Smalley (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

41:39

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

41:00

Foul by Scott Davies (Oxford United).

41:00

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:58

Attempt saved. Iain Hume (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

33:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oxford United 0, Fleetwood Town 1. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic with a cross following a corner.

32:11

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Andrew Whing.

29:43

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

27:57

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jake Wright.

26:41

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

26:41

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

24:14

Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:14

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

20:16

Scott Davies (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:16

Foul by Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town).

17:43

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

17:06

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

17:06

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:43

Attempt saved. David Connolly (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

9:36

Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:41

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

5:46

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

5:26

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:26

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

2:51

Foul by Alan Goodall (Fleetwood Town).

2:51

David Connolly (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:20

Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

0:20

Andrew Whing (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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