League One
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Fleetwood Town 2-1 Oxford United

Fleetwood's seven month unbeaten home run continued with a 2-1 victory over Oxford.

Joey Barton's side have not lost in the league at Highbury since eventual 2018-19 League One champions Luton took all three points from their home fortress in February.

Fleetwood dominated the opening exchanges and Paddy Madden gave them a deserved early lead.

Oxford failed to clear a corner and Jordan Rossiter's strike kissed the inside of the post before cannoning back to Madden in the 15th minute.

The striker gobbled up the opportunity to sweep home his sixth of the campaign inside the six-yard box.

Wes Burns and Kyle Dempsey had chances to extend Town's lead but they would be punished by Oxford.

The U's scored from their first clear cut chance of the game to level the scores.

Town had three opportunities to stop Anthony Forde on the right wing but the Oxford man eventually whipped the ball to Elliott Moore and he ghosted in-between static debutant Jimmy Dunne and experienced defender Peter Clarke to nod home in the 33rd minute.

The second half was end-to-end but it would be Fleetwood who regained the lead.

Oxford's James Henry and Joshua Ruffles wasted chances with Burns and Dempsey having opportunities up the other end.

Oxford failed to clear a corner and Lewis Coyle found space on the right.

The Leeds loanee whipped in a peach of a ball and Clarke strolled in to nod home his first goal for the club.

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Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 13Gilks
  • 2Coyle
  • 4Clarke
  • 12Dunne
  • 3Andrew
  • 15CouttsBooked at 89mins
  • 16Rossiter
  • 8DempseySubstituted forEvansat 77'minutes
  • 7BurnsSubstituted forBigginsat 90'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forHunterat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cairns
  • 5Eastham
  • 9Evans
  • 22Hunter
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
  • 32Saunders

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2CaddenSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 81'minutes
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Moore
  • 3Ruffels
  • 6GorrinSubstituted forHansonat 58'minutes
  • 8Brannagan
  • 14Forde
  • 17Henry
  • 16BaptisteBooked at 49minsSubstituted forLongat 73'minutes
  • 19MackieBooked at 40mins

Substitutes

  • 7Hall
  • 11Fosu-Henry
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 15Mousinho
  • 20Hanson
  • 23Agyei
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
2,672

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Oxford United 1.

Harrison Biggins (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Matthew Gilks (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Eastwood (Oxford United).

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harrison Biggins replaces Wes Burns.

Booking

Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Moore (Oxford United).

Foul by Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town).

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town).

Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Tariqe Fosu-Henry replaces Chris Cadden.

Peter Clarke (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Moore (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jordan Rossiter.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Oxford United 1. Peter Clarke (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lewie Coyle with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Long.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ched Evans replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Josh Morris.

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

Foul by Sam Long (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Forde.

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Cameron Brannagan with a cross.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Sam Long replaces Shandon Baptiste.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lewie Coyle.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Paddy Madden tries a through ball, but Wes Burns is caught offside.

Offside, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Offside, Oxford United. Jamie Hanson tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe7430137615
2Coventry7430138515
3Ipswich64201441014
4Fleetwood7412129313
5Lincoln City7403137612
6Blackpool7331128412
7Doncaster532096311
8Sunderland632198111
9Peterborough6312126610
10Burton631285310
11Rochdale62318539
12MK Dons6303811-39
13Bristol Rovers7223810-28
14Shrewsbury622246-28
15Rotherham521256-17
16Gillingham613211836
17Tranmere6123101005
18Portsmouth51227705
19Accrington6123812-45
20Oxford Utd71241015-55
21Wimbledon7025612-62
22Southend6006417-130
23Bolton5014017-17-11
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