League Two
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Oxford United 2-0 Hartlepool United

Kemar Roofe
League Two Player of the Year Kemar Roofe took his tally to 26 goals in all competitions

Oxford United ended a run of two games without a win as they defeated Hartlepool United and maintained their push for automatic promotion.

Kemar Roofe scored on the rebound to open the scoring after Liam Sercombe's effort had hit the woodwork.

Sercombe secured the points in stoppage time when he broke through on goal and calmly beat the goalkeeper.

The visitors best effort came through a Matthew Bates glancing header that flew just wide.

Victory keeps the U's in League Two's automatic promotion places but with fourth-placed Bristol Rovers also winning the gap is just a point while defeat for Pools keeps them in 16th.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 16Kenny
  • 6Wright
  • 33Dunkley
  • 3SkarzBooked at 28minsSubstituted forLundstramat 65'minutes
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forRobertsat 79'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 8Sercombe
  • 14Ruffels
  • 28Maguire
  • 4RoofeSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 57'minutes
  • 10Hylton

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 5Mullins
  • 7Waring
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 18Lundstram
  • 29Bowery
  • 31Roberts

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 2Magnay
  • 6BatesBooked at 38mins
  • 26Jackson
  • 3CarrollBooked at 64mins
  • 18HawkinsBooked at 63mins
  • 16Featherstone
  • 14WoodsSubstituted forBinghamat 79'minutes
  • 30GraySubstituted forOatesat 70'minutes
  • 33JamesSubstituted forDuckworthat 85'minutes
  • 7Thomas

Substitutes

  • 9Bingham
  • 13Bartlett
  • 15Oates
  • 19Richards
  • 21Duckworth
  • 28Laurent
  • 29Jones
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
7,955

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 2, Hartlepool United 0. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

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

Foul by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lewis Hawkins.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

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

Booking

James Roberts (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Duckworth replaces Luke James.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Danny Hylton.

Attempt missed. Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rakish Bingham replaces Michael Woods.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Roberts replaces Alexander MacDonald because of an injury.

Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. John Lundstram (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United).

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Jake Gray.

Attempt saved. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. John Lundstram replaces Joe Skarz.

Booking

Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United).

Booking

Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton442712578453393
2Accrington442312973482581
3Oxford Utd442214879413880
4Bristol Rovers442471371442779
5Plymouth442381365442177
6Portsmouth431915971422972
7Wimbledon4320111263491471
8Cambridge4418121464531166
9Wycombe441713144540564
10Carlisle441616126260264
11Mansfield441712156152963
12Exeter441712156160163
13Luton44189175958163
14Leyton Orient441712155861-363
15Barnet441611176164-359
16Hartlepool44156234965-1651
17Notts County44139225378-2548
18Crawley44138234572-2747
19Stevenage441113205267-1546
20Yeovil441015193955-1645
21Morecambe44128246789-2244
22Newport441013214362-1943
23York44712254982-3333
24Dag & Red44710274279-3731
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