League Two
Oxford Utd1Accrington2

Oxford United 1-2 Accrington Stanley

Kayode Odejayi

Accrington retained their Football League status with a win that ended Oxford United's slim play-off hopes.

Kayode Odejayi struck to put Stanley ahead in the first half after James Gray's effort was saved by Ryan Clarke.

Gray eventually beat Clarke with his second-half strike on the angle to double the lead.

Ryan Williams pulled a goal back inside the box, but Oxford were unable to level and only Clarke's save from Will Hatfield kept the score down.

The U's, who have been settled in the play-offs for much of the campaign before losing six of their last eight matches, also went close through James Constable who missed out on a 107th goal that would have levelled the club record.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13HuntSubstituted forRoseat 77'minutes
  • 3Newey
  • 22WroeSubstituted forDaviesat 64'minutes
  • 4Raynes
  • 6WrightBooked at 72mins
  • 15R Williams
  • 37RuffelsBooked at 79mins
  • 9Constable
  • 8Kitson
  • 11PotterSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Rigg
  • 16Whing
  • 17Rose
  • 18Davies
  • 21Crocombe
  • 34Bevans
  • 35O'Dowda

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16HuntBooked at 44mins
  • 23Buxton
  • 4Joyce
  • 5AldredBooked at 62mins
  • 6Winnard
  • 10Hatfield
  • 20WindassSubstituted forMurphyat 80'minutes
  • 17GraySubstituted forMcCartanat 85'minutes
  • 24Odejayi
  • 15Mingoia

Substitutes

  • 2Murphy
  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 9Webber
  • 11Naismith
  • 22Dawber
  • 25Atkinson
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
5,022

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces James Gray.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Peter Murphy replaces Josh Windass.

Booking

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Danny Rose replaces David Hunt.

Attempt saved. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

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

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Accrington Stanley 2. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Raynes.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Adam Buxton.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Scott Davies replaces Nicky Wroe.

Booking

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Alfie Potter.

Foul by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 0, Accrington Stanley 2. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Joyce.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tom Newey.

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

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

Foul by Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale45249122281
2Scunthorpe45202052480
3Chesterfield44211582878
4Fleetwood452210131576
5Burton44191510872
6York451816111170
7Southend451815121669
8Oxford Utd45161415562
9Plymouth45161118-759
10Bury45131913858
11Portsmouth45141615-1058
12Dag & Red45141516-757
13Mansfield45141516-1057
14Wimbledon45141417-756
15Newport45131616-455
16Cheltenham45131616-955
17Accrington45131517-354
18Hartlepool45141120-453
19Morecambe45131418-1253
20Exeter45131319-552
21Bristol Rovers45121419-1050
22Northampton45121419-1750
23Wycombe45111420-1147
24Torquay4512924-2145
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