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Hayes & Yeading 0-2 Oxford United: League One side end underdogs' cup run

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Highlights: Hayes & Yeading United 0-2 Oxford United

Oxford United moved into the FA Cup second round with a 2-0 victory over a stubborn Hayes & Yeading of the Southern League Premier.

In an entertaining, end-to-end game, the League One visitors scored a goal in each half, through Sam Long and Rob Hall, to put the side 109 places below them in the pyramid out of sight.

Initially, the visitors threatened to run amok, as Tariqe Fosu hit the bar before Long's header, from a corner that the hosts failed to clear, opened the scoring in a one-sided first half.

The second half was much more open as the hosts created several chances, Joe Grant trying a clever back-heel and Ogo Obi forcing a tip-over from Simon Eastwood.

However, Oxford grabbed the vital second goal when a smart interchange of passes put substitute Hall in behind and his cool dink over goalkeeper Jack Smith sailed into the corner.

Visiting keeper Eastwood again foiled Obi when he saved his shot from inside the box, and the stopper also had to be alert to palm away Hassan Jalloh's goal-bound header as the home side chased a comeback.

Hall's shot brushed a post late on which kept the score to a respectable 2-0, as Karl Robinson's Oxford moved through to round two for the seventh time in their past eight attempts.

Nine years ago these two sides were in the same division - the old Conference Premier - where the now lower-league Hayes & Yeading did the double over Oxford.

The two clubs have gone their separate ways since - Oxford up two divisions and their hosts down two - but this was no cruise for the higher-level side despite that imbalance.

Yet there was to be no fairytale, in what was Hayes & Yeading's eighth game of a marathon run, which started on 24 August, to the first round proper.

They exit the competition having amassed £44,120 in prize money, plus a healthy share of the gate receipts from a 1,501 crowd.

Hayes & Yeading boss Paul Hughes:

"The second half was superb and to match ourselves against one of the best teams at this stage of the competition is a great confidence booster for us.

"We've got to lick our wounds and concentrate on the FA Trophy in the week. We'll patch ourselves up, I'm sure we'll be fine."

Oxford manager Karl Robinson:

"We weren't very good in the second half, came off our game plan, became a little bit individual in some aspects of the game.

"But we've won 2-0, kept a clean sheet and are still fighting on all four fronts heading into Christmas - I've never done that in my career and I'm sure the players haven't either."

Line-ups

Hayes & Yeading

  • 1Smith
  • 2Grant
  • 6Robinson
  • 5McDevitt
  • 3Williams
  • 4CookSubstituted forDella Verdeat 85'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 7DonnellySubstituted forToomeyat 45'minutes
  • 8RoweBooked at 16minsSubstituted forLittleat 45'minutes
  • 9Clark
  • 10Jalloh
  • 11Obi

Substitutes

  • 12Little
  • 13McCorkell
  • 14Della Verde
  • 15Piorkowski
  • 16Toomey
  • 17Switters
  • 18Weight

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Cadden
  • 4Dickie
  • 5Moore
  • 12Long
  • 16BaptisteSubstituted forSykesat 75'minutes
  • 6Gorrin
  • 17Henry
  • 14FordeSubstituted forHallat 69'minutes
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forAgyeiat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Fosu-Henry

Substitutes

  • 7Hall
  • 13Stevens
  • 15Mousinho
  • 18Sykes
  • 19Mackie
  • 23Agyei
  • 46Jones
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
1,501

Match Stats

Home TeamHayes & YeadingAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home13
Away31
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away13
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Hayes & Yeading 0, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hayes & Yeading 0, Oxford United 2.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jack Smith.

Attempt saved. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Hall.

Robert Hall (Oxford United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by James Henry.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Daniel Agyei replaces Matty Taylor.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Lyle Della Verde (Hayes & Yeading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robert Hall.

Attempt saved. Lyle Della Verde (Hayes & Yeading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lyle Della Verde.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jack Smith.

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Booking

Lyle Della Verde (Hayes & Yeading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Lyle Della Verde (Hayes & Yeading).

Substitution

Substitution, Hayes & Yeading. Lyle Della Verde replaces Jacob Cook.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

Hassan Jalloh (Hayes & Yeading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Sykes.

Corner, Hayes & Yeading. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Hassan Jalloh (Hayes & Yeading) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Toby Little with a cross.

Corner, Hayes & Yeading. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt blocked. Ogo Obi (Hayes & Yeading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hassan Jalloh.

Foul by Sam Long (Oxford United).

Keano Robinson (Hayes & Yeading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Connor Toomey (Hayes & Yeading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Hayes & Yeading. Conceded by James Henry.

Corner, Hayes & Yeading. Conceded by Simon Eastwood.

Attempt saved. Hassan Jalloh (Hayes & Yeading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ogo Obi.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Mark Sykes replaces Shandon Baptiste.

Attempt missed. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Cadden.

Attempt blocked. James Clark (Hayes & Yeading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United).

Joe Grant (Hayes & Yeading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Connor Toomey (Hayes & Yeading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Grant.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Toby Little.

Goal!

Goal! Hayes & Yeading 0, Oxford United 2. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matty Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Robert Hall replaces Anthony Forde.

Foul by Matty Taylor (Oxford United).

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