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Oxford United 3-0 Mansfield Town

David Connolly

David Connolly's second Oxford goal helped his new club beat Mansfield and boost their promotion push.

Both his strike and team-mate Nicky Wroe's were against the run of play as the Stags' Sam Clucas twice forced saves before Connolly's low shot.

Mansfield were looking to match Oxford's killer touch when Wroe collected the ball from 25 yards out and fired into the top corner.

Lively Clucas forced saves again but Deane Smalley's tap-in sealed the win.

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Paul Cox

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Post-match: Mansfield manager Cox

Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think we had 14 attempts on target and another five to 10 off target.

"We had enough chances to win it and we are left scratching our heads.

"We had most of the ball, created some good chances and it is frustrating to get nothing from the game."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 34Bevans
  • 3Newey
  • 22Wroe
  • 13Hunt
  • 19Mullins
  • 10Smalley
  • 17Rose
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forPotterat 90+1'minutes
  • 8KitsonBooked at 66mins
  • 24ConnollySubstituted forR Williamsat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Potter
  • 15R Williams
  • 20Marsh
  • 23Henly
  • 30Long
  • 35O'Dowda
  • 37Ruffels

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 28Westlake
  • 16JenningsSubstituted forDanielat 17'minutes
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 4Dempster
  • 6RileySubstituted forMcGuireat 45'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 19Clements
  • 13HowellBooked at 78minsSubstituted forPalmerat 84'minutes
  • 10Stevenson
  • 11Clucas
  • 9RheadBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 18Hutchinson
  • 20Meikle
  • 22Deakin
  • 23McGuire
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
5,108

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Mansfield Town 0.

Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alfie Potter replaces James Constable.

Attempt missed. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Anthony Howell.

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

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by John Mullins.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Williams replaces David Connolly.

Booking

Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by David Hunt.

Attempt saved. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Oxford United).

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town).

Attempt saved. Dean Smalley (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, Mansfield Town 0. Dean Smalley (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

James Constable (Oxford United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

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

Matt Bevans (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

Booking

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Attempt saved. Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield31161052358
2Scunthorpe31141341555
3Oxford Utd31141251954
4Rochdale3016591353
5Fleetwood30164101452
6Burton301497551
7Southend3013891047
8Hartlepool3111812041
9Dag & Red31101011-140
10Newport271098239
11York3291211139
12Plymouth3010911-839
13Exeter3010812-338
14Wimbledon3110813-538
15Morecambe3010812-638
16Cheltenham3081210-536
17Portsmouth3181211-836
18Mansfield3181112-1135
19Bristol Rovers3081012-434
20Accrington298912-733
21Bury2871110-332
22Wycombe3071013-631
23Torquay307815-1629
24Northampton306816-1926
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