The FA Cup - First Round - Replay
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Oxford United 3-1 Braintree Town

Oxford were given a scare by Braintree before finally overcoming the National League side in an FA Cup first-round replay at the Kassam Stadium.

The away side took the lead through a Kenny Davis penalty after Joe Skarz had fouled Michael Cheek.

But League Two United hit back before half-time through Liam Sercombe.

And two second-half goals from Pat Hoban - the second a penalty following a foul on Callum O'Dowda - sent Oxford into round two to face Forest Green.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Buchel
  • 2Baldock
  • 33Dunkley
  • 5MullinsSubstituted forRuffelsat 82'minutes
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forGeorgeat 90'minutes
  • 8SercombeSubstituted forRoseat 74'minutes
  • 18Lundstram
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 4Roofe
  • 9Hoban

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 7Rose
  • 10Hylton
  • 14Ruffels
  • 20Taylor
  • 26Cundy
  • 27George

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Norris
  • 2ClerimaSubstituted forMilesat 78'minutes
  • 5Paine
  • 6Fry
  • 3Habergham
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forBrundleat 53'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 30Woodyard
  • 8Davis
  • 11Sparkes
  • 23CheekSubstituted forSekajjaat 82'minutes
  • 9Marks

Substitutes

  • 7Brundle
  • 10Akinola
  • 12Sekajja
  • 14Miles
  • 22Edgar
  • 24Baxter
  • 31Haigh
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
3,265

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 3, Braintree Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Braintree Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

  4. Post update

    Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ibra Sekajja (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Pat Hoban (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Booking

    Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Adriel Jared George replaces Alexander MacDonald.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Penalty saved! Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Joe Skarz (Oxford United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty Braintree Town. Ibra Sekajja draws a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Ibra Sekajja replaces Michael Cheek.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces John Mullins.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 3, Braintree Town 1. Pat Hoban (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Penalty Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda draws a foul in the penalty area.

  20. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Matt Paine (Braintree Town) after a foul in the penalty area.