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Oxford United 1-3 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood celebrate
Fleetwood celebrate David Ball's late third goal at Oxford

Fleetwood Town delayed Sheffield United's promotion party with victory at Oxford United that maintained their own hopes of reaching the Championship.

Bobby Grant's early penalty was a dent to the Blades' hopes, which rested on them beating Coventry and Town losing.

Curtis Nelson drilled in to level for Oxford, which is how it remained until Ashley Eastham's powerful header put Fleetwood back in front late on.

David Ball fired into the top corner with three minutes to go to seal it.

Uwe Rosler's side are third after the win, seven points behind second-placed Bolton with five games to play.

Oxford, who lost in the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley on Sunday, are 10th and seven points off the play-off places.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 35Carroll
  • 5Nelson
  • 33Dunkley
  • 28Johnson
  • 8Sercombe
  • 4Lundstram
  • 14RuffelsSubstituted forMartínezat 66'minutes
  • 18Rothwell
  • 10MaguireBooked at 56minsSubstituted forHemmingsat 78'minutes
  • 11McAleny

Substitutes

  • 3Skarz
  • 7Martínez
  • 15Hemmings
  • 16Edwards
  • 23Ledson
  • 25Raglan
  • 34Stevens

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 35EkpoloSubstituted forGlendonat 45'minutes
  • 12BolgerBooked at 51mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 37Davies
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 22HunterBooked at 38minsSubstituted forSowerbyat 85'minutes
  • 34DempseyBooked at 12minsSubstituted forPondat 78'minutes
  • 3BellBooked at 80mins
  • 10Ball
  • 11Grant

Substitutes

  • 6Pond
  • 18Glendon
  • 23Woolford
  • 26Nadesan
  • 28Sowerby
  • 41Urwin
  • 43Maguire
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
6,728

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Fleetwood Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Fleetwood Town 3.

Attempt blocked. Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town).

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Canice Carroll.

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Fleetwood Town 3. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by George Glendon.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Ashley Hunter.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Canice Carroll (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Kane Hemmings replaces Chris Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nathan Pond replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Fleetwood Town 2. Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Bobby Grant.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Antonio Martínez (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Canice Carroll (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antonio Martínez (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Antonio Martínez replaces Josh Ruffels.

Attempt blocked. Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Oxford United).

Booking

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

Ben Davies (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Oxford United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd412510678443485
2Bolton412310863342979
3Fleetwood412012958382072
4Bradford411718655391669
5Scunthorpe4119101270511967
6Southend4118121163481566
7Millwall411812115849966
8Rochdale411710146659761
9Bristol Rovers411612136059160
10Oxford Utd41178165750759
11Peterborough411610155754358
12MK Dons411412155351254
13Wimbledon411315135251154
14Walsall401314134750-353
15Northampton41149185864-651
16Charlton411017144950-147
17Bury411210195869-1146
18Oldham411015162742-1545
19Gillingham411112185371-1845
20Port Vale401112174462-1845
21Shrewsbury411110204259-1743
22Swindon41119214259-1742
23Chesterfield41810233866-2834
24Coventry41711233362-2932
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