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Oxford United 3-0 Gillingham

In-form Oxford crushed Gillingham to make it 16 goals without reply in their last five games.

The U's carried on from where they left off in Wednesday's 4-0 Carabao Cup demolition of West Ham by racing into a three-goal lead inside 34 minutes.

James Henry lofted a 20-yard shot over goalkeeper Jack Bonham in the 10th minute after good work from Alex Gorrin.

Bonham then produced fine saves from Ben Woodburn and John Mousinho but he could do nothing to stop Matty Taylor's low left-footed drive after he ran on to Henry's pass in the 30th minute.

And four minutes later Henry sent a flicked header high into the net from Josh Ruffels' cross for his sixth goal of the season.

Only the post denied Henry a hat-trick before the break as rampant Oxford sought to build on their lead.

Early in a quieter second half Gillingham substitute Olly Lee also struck the woodwork after Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood went walkabout from his goal then lost possession.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Cadden
  • 4DickieSubstituted forMooreat 45'minutes
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 6GorrinSubstituted forBaptisteat 69'minutes
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 86mins
  • 10Woodburn
  • 17Henry
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forMackieat 83'minutes
  • 11Fosu-Henry

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 7Hall
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 14Forde
  • 16Baptiste
  • 19Mackie

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 27TuckerSubstituted forMarshallat 45'minutes
  • 5EhmerBooked at 82mins
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 12FullerBooked at 57mins
  • 14Jones
  • 18Byrne
  • 24O'Connor
  • 17PringleSubstituted forO'Keefeat 81'minutes
  • 7Hanlan
  • 23JakubiakSubstituted forLeeat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Keefe
  • 9Mandron
  • 10Ndjoli
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 19Marshall
  • 22Lee
  • 48Royce
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
6,553

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home18
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Gillingham 0.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alfie Jones.

Foul by Elliott Moore (Oxford United).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Booking

Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Alfie Jones (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces Matty Taylor.

Booking

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Ben Pringle.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

Mark Marshall (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Woodburn.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Woodburn (Oxford United).

Mark Marshall (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. John Mousinho (Oxford United) header from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the right. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Alfie Jones (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Ben Woodburn (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Mark Marshall (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

Alfie Jones (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Shandon Baptiste replaces Alex Rodriguez.

Offside, Oxford United. Ben Woodburn tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich107302051524
2Wycombe116411810822
3Fleetwood106222013720
4Coventry105501610620
5Sunderland105411612419
6Blackpool115421613319
7Bristol Rovers115331412218
8Peterborough1052323121117
9Doncaster9441128416
10Oxford Utd114342215715
11Lincoln City114161517-213
12Shrewsbury10343913-413
13Rotherham9333129312
14Burton9333119212
15MK Dons104061215-312
16Gillingham102441413110
17Accrington102441217-510
18Rochdale102441017-710
19Portsmouth8233101009
20Tranmere102351520-59
21Southend101181125-144
22Wimbledon110381121-103
23Bolton9036225-23-9
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