League Two
Plymouth1Oxford Utd2

Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Oxford United

Teenage striker James Roberts scored a late winner as Oxford came from behind to beat 10-man Plymouth at Home Park.

Roberts - recalled following a hamstring injury - turned three defenders before curling a 20-yard shot into the top corner in the 84th minute.

John Campbell's 70th minute equaliser cancelled out Lewis Alessandra's early opener for the hosts, who had defender Aaron Bentley sent off on 33 minutes.

Oxford climb to 16th and Plymouth stay in the top seven on goal difference.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 28O'Connor
  • 16McHugh
  • 25BentleyBooked at 34mins
  • 2Mellor
  • 4Cox
  • 17ReidBooked at 52mins
  • 6NorburnBooked at 62mins
  • 13Kellett
  • 7AlessandraBooked at 90mins
  • 9Reid

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 3Purrington
  • 8Banton
  • 10Morgan
  • 11Blizzard
  • 14Harvey
  • 19Thomas

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 22LongBooked at 33minsSubstituted forMullinsat 45'minutes
  • 33Dunkley
  • 6Wright
  • 34Holmes-Dennis
  • 16Whing
  • 14Ruffels
  • 26BurnsSubstituted forCampbellat 67'minutes
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 45'minutes
  • 10Hylton
  • 31Roberts

Substitutes

  • 5Mullins
  • 7Rose
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 21Crocombe
  • 24Ashby
  • 30Humphreys
  • 36Campbell
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
11,020

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Oxford United 2.

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

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Booking

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Oxford United 2. James Roberts (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chey Dunkley (Oxford United).

Foul by Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Andy Kellett (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Roberts (Oxford United).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by John Mullins.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Attempt saved. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

Foul by Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chey Dunkley.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Oxford United 1. John Campbell (Oxford United) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chey Dunkley.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle).

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. John Campbell replaces Wes Burns.

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle).

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. James Roberts (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Whing (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury23135533151844
2Wycombe23128337201744
3Burton2313463223943
4Luton23126528171142
5Newport2311753324940
6Southend2311662319439
7Plymouth23114829171237
8Bury2311483529637
9Exeter2410773231137
10Stevenage2310493331234
11Wimbledon239683331233
12Morecambe23103102523233
13Accrington2293103236-430
14Cambridge2385103429529
15Portsmouth237792629-328
16Oxford Utd237792529-428
17Mansfield2376101828-1027
18York2351172628-226
19Cheltenham2367102032-1225
20Northampton2373133337-424
21Carlisle2373132843-1524
22Tranmere2357112330-722
23Dag & Red2364132536-1122
24Hartlepool2335151642-2614
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