League One
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Fleetwood Town 2-0 Oxford United

Fleetwood celebrate
Fleetwood celebrate David Ball's opening goal

Two second-half goals were the difference as Fleetwood recorded their first win of the League One season at home to Oxford.

David Ball and Ashley Hunter grabbed the goals to give the hosts the three points with a 2-0 success.

Ten minutes in, Chris Long, signed on loan from Burnley last week, showed impressive skill down the left-hand side, crossing for Devante Cole who could not quite direct his header on target.

The best chance of the half also fell to Fleetwood after 25 minutes, with Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood having to be quick off his line to close down Long before Cole hit the rebound over the bar.

Oxford's best chance of the half came just before half-time, with Liam Sercombe hitting the side-netting after good work down the left.

However, four minutes into the second half, Ball struck for Fleetwood. Picking the ball up just on the edge of the box, he curled a perfectly-placed shot past the outstretched arm of Eastwood and into the top corner.

With 20 minutes to go, substitute Hunter made sure of the victory, running into the box and hitting across the goalkeeper into the bottom corner.

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Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 11GrantBooked at 59mins
  • 4JónssonSubstituted forNirennoldat 63'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 10Ball
  • 44ColeSubstituted forHunterat 68'minutes
  • 19LongSubstituted forHollowayat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Kip
  • 9Holloway
  • 12Bolger
  • 15Nirennold
  • 16Duckworth
  • 21Cairns
  • 22Hunter

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 36Welch-Hayes
  • 33Dunkley
  • 6Martin
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forRobertsat 87'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 4Lundstram
  • 10MaguireSubstituted forRothwellat 87'minutes
  • 20TaylorSubstituted forThomasat 65'minutes
  • 15Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 9Thomas
  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18Rothwell
  • 21Roberts
  • 24Ashby
  • 31Roberts
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
2,614

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Oxford United 0.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Roberts (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Wes Thomas (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces Chris Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Tyler Roberts replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miles Welch-Hayes (Oxford United).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

Wes Thomas (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Aaron Holloway replaces Chris Long.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Oxford United 0. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Ball.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Devante Cole.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Wes Thomas replaces Ryan Taylor.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Victor Nirennold replaces Eggert Jónsson.

Attempt missed. Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Booking

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton33005239
2Chesterfield32106247
3Scunthorpe32107437
4Gillingham32106337
5Port Vale32103037
6Bradford32103127
7Peterborough32018446
8Fleetwood31205325
9Charlton31114314
10Bury31113214
11MK Dons31114404
12Walsall31113304
13Millwall311167-14
14Swindon311134-14
15Northampton30302203
16Southend310245-13
17Bristol Rovers310246-23
18Coventry302101-12
19Oldham302103-32
20Rochdale301235-21
21Oxford Utd301225-31
22Sheff Utd301215-41
23Shrewsbury301204-41
24Wimbledon300337-40
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