Oxford United climbed to the top of the League Two standings with victory over AFC Wimbledon.

James Constable opened the scoring after only six minutes with a header from Asa Hall's fine cross.

The hosts came close to an equaliser but George Francomb failed to get on the end of George Porter's low ball in.

Oxford made sure of the win when substitute Deane Smalley scored from the penalty spot, after he had been brought down by Rhys Weston.

AFC Wimbledon have now gone six games without a league win, while the U's, unbeaten in four, are top on goal difference ahead of Rochdale.

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Post Match: AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley speaks to BBC London 94.9:

"It's always tough when you keep having to chase games, and five minutes in we were 1-0 down again, and that's eight games on the trot now.

"The boys have given a lot of energy at the end of a tough week and have put everything out there and if we stuck a half chance away we could have kicked on. I won't moan about the effort and energy and the buck stops with me and we will have a meeting on Tuesday and get some positivity back in the camp.

"We lacked quality at times but that comes from confidence being drained at times, at one end they were a constant menace and at the other they were solid, we need to pick ourselves up and become a better team."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Worner
  • 02 Fuller
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 08 Moore
  • 05 Frampton
  • 24 Weston
  • 21 Porter
  • 04 Sweeney Booked (Pell - 76' )
  • 09 Smith
  • 17 Strutton (Moore - 63' )
  • 07 Francomb (Sainte-Luce - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Midson
  • 11 Moore
  • 12 Pell
  • 14 Antwi
  • 15 Fenlon
  • 16 Sainte-Luce
  • 22 Brown

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 03 Newey Booked
  • 13 Hunt
  • 16 Whing
  • 06 Wright
  • 04 Raynes
  • 15 Williams (Smalley - 62' )
  • 17 Rose
  • 09 Constable
  • 14 Hall (Davies - 60' )
  • 07 Rigg (Ruffles - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Smalley
  • 18 Davies
  • 20 Marsh
  • 21 Crocombe
  • 34 Bevans
  • 35 O'Dowda
  • 37 Ruffles
Ref: Dean Whitestone
Att: 4,685

Match Stats

Shots

7 9

On target

3 3

Corners

6 3

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 2.

90:00 +4:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 2.

90:00 +3:39

Attempt blocked. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:58

Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:43

Attempt saved. George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:14

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Josh Ruffles.

88:53

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:53

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

83:20

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Rhys Weston.

82:43

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

81:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 2. Dean Smalley (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

80:15

Penalty conceded by Rhys Weston (AFC Wimbledon) after a foul in the penalty area.

80:15

Penalty Oxford United. Dean Smalley draws a foul in the penalty area.

79:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffles replaces Sean Rigg.

78:00

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:57

Foul by Andrew Whing (Oxford United).

75:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Harry Pell replaces Peter Sweeney.

75:03

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

73:48

Attempt saved. Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

72:03

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

71:24

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

69:26

Foul by Rhys Weston (AFC Wimbledon).

69:26

Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:23

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:23

Foul by Scott Davies (Oxford United).

67:55

Rhys Weston (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:55

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

66:49

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

63:51

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

63:51

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:47

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:47

Foul by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

62:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Luke Moore replaces Charlie Strutton.

61:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces George Francomb.

61:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Dean Smalley replaces Ryan Williams because of an injury.

59:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Scott Davies replaces Asa Hall.

55:52

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:52

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

53:29

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) header from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the right.

51:38

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

51:22

Attempt saved. Charlie Strutton (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

51:00

Peter Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:00

Foul by Andrew Whing (Oxford United).

50:23

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

49:40

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

49:40

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:20

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

46:20

Sean Rigg (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 1.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 1.

43:13

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

39:46 Booking

Booking Tom Newey (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

39:14

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

39:14

Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:26

Attempt missed. Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

35:53

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:53

Foul by Ryan Williams (Oxford United).

35:09

Foul by Peter Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon).

35:09

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

34:27

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is too high.

33:23

Foul by Charlie Strutton (AFC Wimbledon).

33:23

Michael Raynes (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:47

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

31:31

Foul by Peter Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon).

31:31

Asa Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:32

Foul by George Porter (AFC Wimbledon).

29:32

David Hunt (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:28

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

23:50

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:50

Foul by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

21:54

Hand ball by James Constable (Oxford United).

20:08

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

20:08

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:05

Attempt missed. Asa Hall (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

15:00

Andrew Whing (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:56

Foul by Peter Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon).

13:00

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

11:24

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:24

Foul by Rhys Weston (AFC Wimbledon).

8:41

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

5:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Oxford United 1. James Constable (Oxford United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Asa Hall with a cross.

4:20

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:20

Foul by Andrew Frampton (AFC Wimbledon).

4:00

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:58

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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