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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.

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."



Formation 4-4-2

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


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

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-4-2

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


  • 2Meades
  • 4Raynes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 19Collins
  • 21Crocombe
  • 27Barnett
Scott Duncan

Match Stats

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  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).