Oxford United: Captain Jake Wright delights in Swindon victory

Jake Wright
Jake Wright experienced victory as Oxford captain against Swindon for a third time

Oxford United captain Jake Wright says a special atmosphere helped his side to a derby win against Swindon in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday.

The U's won the southern second round tie 2-0 at the Kassam Stadium thanks to goals in either half from Kemar Roofe.

The home side dominated after Swindon defender Jordan Turnbull was sent off midway through the first half.

"We knew it was going to be a special night, but we kept our discipline," Wright told BBC Radio Oxford.

Victory gave Oxford their fifth successive win against Swindon, in the first meeting between the two teams since 2012.

"It was an open game before the sending off," Wright added.

"They had a good chance and we hit the crossbar. But, as soon as they went down to 10 men, we dominated the game. It was a joy to watch at times from defence.

More than 9,000 watched the game, one of the biggest crowds of recent years at the Kassam Stadium.

"We'd love to see a crowd like that every week. We know it's not going be like that all the time, but the fans were different class," Wright said.

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