League Two
York0Oxford Utd1

York City 0-1 Oxford United

James Roberts
James Roberts has signed a contract that keeps him at Oxford until 2018

Teenage striker James Roberts scored on his full league debut to earn Oxford United victory at fellow League Two strugglers York City.

Roberts, who netted twice in last Saturday's FA Cup win over Grimsby, grabbed the only goal when he shot home from three yards after Danny Hylton flicked on a Brian Howard corner.

The hosts almost led when Michael Coulson's free-kick hit the bar.

Lewis Montrose also went close while Roberts hit the post for the U's.

Alfie Potter could have also added to Oxford's lead but they did not need a second goal against a York side who have now gone 12 home games without a win.

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Wilcox on York City v Oxford United

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"Frustrated, I think that's the key word for today. It's just not dropping for us at the moment either.

"We're just looking for that little bit of luck. But saying all that I'm not going to hide away from facts. We are in trouble and we have to start performing here and winning games.

"The lads are working as hard as they possibly can but I'm just looking for a little but more now."

Line-ups

York

  • 29Cisak
  • 2McCoy
  • 38Zubar
  • 15Lowe
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 20MeikleSubstituted forStrakerat 45'minutes
  • 10Penn
  • 14MontroseSubstituted forSummerfieldat 69'minutes
  • 7Coulson
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forCarsonat 78'minutes
  • 39Hyde

Substitutes

  • 1Mooney
  • 5McCombe
  • 8Summerfield
  • 12Carson
  • 13Straker
  • 17Halliday
  • 18Platt

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 25Riley
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 34Holmes-Dennis
  • 10Hylton
  • 16Whing
  • 7RoseBooked at 55mins
  • 11Potter
  • 31Roberts
  • 29HowardSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Meades
  • 4Raynes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 19Collins
  • 21Crocombe
  • 27Barnett
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
3,363

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 0, Oxford United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 0, Oxford United 1.

  3. Post update

    Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Joe Riley.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Marvin McCoy (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Josh Carson replaces Wes Fletcher.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Brian Howard.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Alex Cisak.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brian Howard (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Luke Summerfield replaces Lewis Montrose.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Anthony Straker.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1710432011934
2Shrewsbury17103427121533
3Wycombe1695223121132
4Plymouth179352191230
5Bury179352618830
6Burton169252120129
7Southend178451714328
8Morecambe178271917226
9Cambridge177372821724
10Newport166642016424
11Stevenage177372625124
12Exeter166551919023
13Portsmouth176561819-123
14Wimbledon176562325-223
15Accrington177282428-423
16Cheltenham176471623-722
17Northampton176382625121
18Oxford Utd175481923-419
19Mansfield175481421-719
20Carlisle175392130-918
21York172961421-715
22Dag & Red1743101928-915
23Tranmere172691523-812
24Hartlepool1733111228-1612
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