The FA Cup - Second Round
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Walsall 0-1 Oxford United

James Henry netted a late winner as League One high-fliers Oxford booked their place in the third round of the FA Cup with victory at Walsall.

It had looked as though the tie would be heading for a replay but, with six minutes to go, Chris Cadden threaded a perfect pass into Henry's path and the former Wolves midfielder prodded the ball home from six yards.

The visitors dominated throughout but had found home keeper Liam Roberts in impressive form.

Late in the first half Roberts palmed a Tariqe Fosu effort around the post for a corner and then, a minute into the second period, he produced a dazzling reflex save to keep out a point-blank Josh Ruffels header.

Matty Taylor was also unlucky not to get on the scoresheet, having an effort disallowed for offside on the stroke of half-time and then miscuing in front of goal in the second period.

League Two strugglers Walsall's best chance of the game came just after the interval when a quick break upfield saw Caolan Lavery pick out Josh Gordon in the middle but the striker headed wide of the target.

Match report supplied by PA Media.



  • 1Roberts
  • 24Facey
  • 5J Clarke
  • 4Sadler
  • 21Cockerill-MollettBooked at 25mins
  • 15Holden
  • 20BatesSubstituted forGuthrieat 55'minutes
  • 8KinsellaBooked at 41mins
  • 10Gordon
  • 30GaffneySubstituted forScarrat 55'minutes
  • 9LaverySubstituted forAdebayoat 75'minutes


  • 2Norman
  • 6Scarr
  • 11Adebayo
  • 13Rose
  • 16Guthrie
  • 25McDonald
  • 26Liddle

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 2Cadden
  • 4DickieBooked at 19mins
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 17Henry
  • 6Gorrin
  • 14FordeSubstituted forMooreat 90+3'minutes
  • 18SykesSubstituted forHallat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forMackieat 87'minutes
  • 11Fosu-Henry


  • 5Moore
  • 7Hall
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 19Mackie
  • 23Agyei
  • 46Jones
Leigh Doughty

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamOxford Utd
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 0, Oxford United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Oxford United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Elliott Moore replaces Anthony Forde.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dan Scarr (Walsall).

  8. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Mat Sadler (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Mackie (Oxford United).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Walsall).

  12. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

  14. Booking

    Robert Hall (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Dan Scarr (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mat Sadler (Walsall).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces Matty Taylor.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Guthrie (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

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