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Oxford United 3-0 Mansfield Town

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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Post-match: Mansfield manager Cox

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

Match ends, Oxford United 3, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alfie Potter replaces James Constable.

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Anthony Howell.

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

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by John Mullins.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Williams replaces David Connolly.

Booking

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by David Hunt.

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

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Oxford United).

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town).

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

Attempt saved. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 3, Mansfield Town 0. Dean Smalley (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

James Constable (Oxford United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Matt Bevans (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

Booking

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield311610551282358
2Scunthorpe311413445301555
3Oxford Utd311412543241954
4Rochdale30165948351353
5Fleetwood301641048341452
6Burton3014973429551
7Southend30138938281047
8Hartlepool31118123535041
9Dag & Red311010113839-140
10Newport2710983533239
11York32912113837139
12Plymouth30109112735-839
13Exeter30108123740-338
14Wimbledon31108133237-538
15Morecambe30108123440-638
16Cheltenham30812103540-536
17Portsmouth31812113543-836
18Mansfield31811123243-1135
19Bristol Rovers30810122832-434
20Accrington2989123441-733
21Bury28711103235-332
22Wycombe30710133339-631
23Torquay3078153046-1629
24Northampton3068162342-1926
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