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Oxford United 1-2 Cheltenham Town

Liverpool loan debutants Jack Dunn and Kevin Stewart both scored as Cheltenham came from behind to beat Oxford.

The U's took the lead when Wes Burns, on loan from Bristol City, headed in Danny Hylton's cross from the right.

But after controlling the game, Oxford conceded two at the end of the first half, with Dunn firing at the near post and Stewart curling in from 20 yards.

Dunn almost added a third as he rounded Ryan Clarke, only for his shot to be blocked by Jake Wright late on.

It was the Robins' first win in ten games - and also their first under new boss Paul Buckle.

Cheltenham Town manager Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We weren't as good as we could have been early on in the game, we conceded a poor goal and you'd have to say Oxford had control of the game.

"We got to grips tactically with Oxford and in the end we stopped them.

"The second we got the ball wide, it created an avenue for Jack Dunn. If you can get the ball into him there, I've seen what he can do in training and on DVDs, and it was a stunning finish. It got us straight back into the game - it was a brilliant time to score."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 5Mullins
  • 33Dunkley
  • 6Wright
  • 2Meades
  • 16WhingBooked at 11minsSubstituted forRoseat 72'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 34Holmes-DennisSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 82'minutes
  • 26BurnsSubstituted forCampbellat 75'minutes
  • 31Roberts
  • 10Hylton

Substitutes

  • 7Rose
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 19Collins
  • 21Crocombe
  • 22Long
  • 24Ashby
  • 36Campbell

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 5Brown
  • 29JonesBooked at 16mins
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 19Sterling-JamesSubstituted forHanksat 57'minutes
  • 26StewartBooked at 86mins
  • 7FerdinandSubstituted forDeamanat 90'minutes
  • 8Richards
  • 10GornellSubstituted forWilliamsat 79'minutes
  • 28Dunn

Substitutes

  • 9Harrison
  • 11Haworth
  • 12Gould
  • 15Deaman
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 21Williams
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
5,360

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Cheltenham Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Cheltenham Town 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Deaman replaces Kane Ferdinand.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Dunn (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Booking

    Kevin Stewart (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Stewart (Cheltenham Town).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin Stewart (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

  12. Post update

    Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jack Dunn (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Troy Brown.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Stewart (Cheltenham Town).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Harry Williams replaces Terry Gornell.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Danny Rose.

  20. Post update

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