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Barnet 0-3 Oxford United

Callum O'Dowda
Callum O'Dowda netted his first brace of the season against Barnet.

Callum O'Dowda's brace at Barnet strengthened Oxford United's promotion hopes in League Two.

In a goalless first half, Barnet goalkeeper Jamie Stephens was made to work hard to keep Oxford at bay.

But O'Dowda broke through in the second half, slotting in after a defensive error before running through from the half-way line to double the lead.

Barnet's Andy Yiadom had a shot saved by Oxford's Benjamin Buchel before Danny Hylton smashed in the third.

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Allen on Barnet v Oxford

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London: "I thought we were excellent in the first half. We had a couple of good chances and their keeper made a couple of good saves.

"It was just disappointing to concede that goal so soon after half-time, and of course the game opened up a little bit and we all know how dangerous some of their players are.

"We still tried to attack, still tried to get one back. I always fancy if we do get one back we can come back and get another one, but it wasn't to be today."

Line-ups

Barnet

  • 21Stephens
  • 37Pearson
  • 6Nelson
  • 36SesaySubstituted forBattat 53'minutes
  • 3Johnson
  • 7Yiadom
  • 8Weston
  • 5N'Gala
  • 12GambinSubstituted forShomotunat 60'minutes
  • 17MuggletonSubstituted forTogwellat 65'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 11Vilhete
  • 14Togwell
  • 16Champion
  • 19Batt
  • 20Shomotun
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 34Randall

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 16Kenny
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5Mullins
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonald
  • 8Sercombe
  • 18Lundstram
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forBoweryat 67'minutes
  • 4Roofe
  • 7WaringSubstituted forHyltonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 6Wright
  • 10Hylton
  • 14Ruffels
  • 28Maguire
  • 29Bowery
  • 36J Evans
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
3,264

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home4
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away12
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnet 0, Oxford United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnet 0, Oxford United 3.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

Michael Nelson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jamie Stephens.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 0, Oxford United 3. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Lundstram with a cross.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by John Mullins.

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Benji Büchel.

Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Danny Hylton replaces George Waring.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Joe Skarz.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Michael Nelson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Oxford United).

Hand ball by Shaun Batt (Barnet).

John Akinde (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Bowery replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

George Waring (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Sam Togwell replaces Sam Muggleton.

Attempt saved. George Waring (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

Goal!

Goal! Barnet 0, Oxford United 2. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Fumnaya Shomotun replaces Luke Gambin.

Shaun Batt (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Oxford United).

Foul by Andy Yiadom (Barnet).

George Waring (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton37257568373182
2Oxford Utd382011768353371
3Bristol Rovers372051256371965
4Plymouth371981051331865
5Accrington371810960441664
6Portsmouth371515758352360
7Leyton Orient371611105348559
8Wycombe37169124034657
9Wimbledon371511115546956
10Cambridge37159135348554
11Carlisle36131495553253
12Luton37158145149253
13Mansfield371410134743452
14Exeter371410135152-152
15Barnet37138164855-747
16Crawley37137174156-1546
17Newport371011164053-1341
18Morecambe37117195765-840
19Notts County36117184762-1540
20Yeovil37911173650-1438
21Hartlepool35106193655-1936
22Stevenage37810194463-1934
23York3769223969-3027
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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