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Oxford United 5-1 Bury

Conor McAleny
Conor McAleny, who netted three times against Bury, also scored a hat-trick against Chesterfield in February

A Conor McAleny hat-trick helped Oxford United maintain their League One play-off hopes in an emphatic win against relegation-threatened Bury.

Everton loanee McAleny bagged his second hat-trick of the season for the U's as the hosts dominated throughout.

Marvin Johnson's finish and Joe Rothwell's dink came before McAleny strikes either side of the break.

James Vaughan headed a consolation for Bury on the hour before McAleny's third goal came deep into injury time.

Oxford, who head to Wembley on Sunday to face Coventry City in the EFL Trophy final, move to within four points of the play-offs with six games remaining.

Bury are just four points above the relegation places in 17th with five games still to play.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 5Nelson
  • 33DunkleyBooked at 86mins
  • 28JohnsonSubstituted forSkarzat 83'minutes
  • 19Hall
  • 4Lundstram
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18RothwellSubstituted forSercombeat 66'minutes
  • 11McAleny
  • 15HemmingsSubstituted forMartínezat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 3Skarz
  • 7Martínez
  • 8Sercombe
  • 22Long
  • 25Raglan
  • 34Stevens

Bury

  • 41Murphy
  • 28Moore
  • 6Kay
  • 17BryanSubstituted forHopeat 68'minutes
  • 25Barnett
  • 38PennantSubstituted forWalkerat 45'minutes
  • 44Caddis
  • 18MellisBooked at 79mins
  • 3Leigh
  • 12Vaughan
  • 39LoweBooked at 42minsSubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Pope
  • 13Lainton
  • 20Burgess
  • 23Walker
  • 24Hope
  • 29Miller
  • 42Beadling
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
6,552

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBury
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 5, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 5, Bury 1.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 5, Bury 1. Conor McAleny (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antonio Martínez.

Foul by Antonio Martínez (Oxford United).

Paul Caddis (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Paul Caddis (Bury).

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Antonio Martínez (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Kay (Bury).

Attempt missed. Tom Walker (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Philip Edwards (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Leon Barnett (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Skarz replaces Marvin Johnson.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Robert Hall (Oxford United).

Paul Caddis (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jacob Mellis (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Bury).

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Antonio Martínez (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Antonio Martínez (Oxford United).

Leon Barnett (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Conor McAleny (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Bury).

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

Attempt missed. Paul Caddis (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United).

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay in match Simon Eastwood (Oxford United) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd402410676443282
2Bolton39229862342875
3Fleetwood391912855361969
4Scunthorpe4019101169482167
5Bradford401618654391566
6Southend3917121060471363
7Millwall391612115347660
8Oxford Utd40178155647959
9Rochdale39169146258457
10Bristol Rovers401512135859-157
11Peterborough401510155554155
12Wimbledon401315125249354
13Walsall391314124749-253
14Northampton40148185763-650
15MK Dons391212154849-148
16Charlton391017124946347
17Bury411210195869-1146
18Oldham401015152739-1245
19Gillingham401112175168-1745
20Shrewsbury391110184155-1443
21Port Vale381012164259-1742
22Swindon40109214159-1839
23Chesterfield4089233866-2833
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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