League Two
Oxford UtdOxford United3MansfieldMansfield Town0
David Connolly

David Connolly's second Oxford goal helped his new club beat Mansfield and boost their promotion push.

Both his strike and team-mate Nicky Wroe's were against the run of play as the Stags' Sam Clucas twice forced saves before Connolly's low shot.

Mansfield were looking to match Oxford's killer touch when Wroe collected the ball from 25 yards out and fired into the top corner.

Lively Clucas forced saves again but Deane Smalley's tap-in sealed the win.

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Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think we had 14 attempts on target and another five to 10 off target.

"We had enough chances to win it and we are left scratching our heads.

"We had most of the ball, created some good chances and it is frustrating to get nothing from the game."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 34Bevans
  • 3Newey
  • 22Wroe
  • 13Hunt
  • 19Mullins
  • 10Smalley
  • 17Rose
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forPotterat 90+1'minutes
  • 8KitsonBooked at 66mins
  • 24ConnollySubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Potter
  • 15Williams
  • 20Marsh
  • 23Henly
  • 30Long
  • 35O'Dowda
  • 37Ruffels

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 28Westlake
  • 16JenningsSubstituted forDanielat 17'minutes
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 4Dempster
  • 6RileySubstituted forMcGuireat 45'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 19Clements
  • 13HowellBooked at 78minsSubstituted forPalmerat 84'minutes
  • 10Stevenson
  • 11Clucas
  • 9RheadBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 18Hutchinson
  • 20Meikle
  • 22Deakin
  • 23McGuire
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
5,108

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 3, Mansfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Mansfield Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Alfie Potter replaces James Constable.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Booking

    Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Danny Rose.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Anthony Howell.

  13. Post update

    Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by John Mullins.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Williams replaces David Connolly.

  18. Booking

    Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by David Hunt.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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