Match ends, Oxford United 3, Braintree Town 1.
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.
- 5MullinsSubstituted forRuffelsat 82'minutes
- 11MacDonaldSubstituted forGeorgeat 90'minutes
- 8SercombeSubstituted forRoseat 74'minutes
- 2ClerimaSubstituted forMilesat 78'minutes
- 4IsaacSubstituted forBrundleat 53'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 23CheekSubstituted forSekajjaat 82'minutes
- Darren England
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oxford United 3, Braintree Town 1.
Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).
Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Ibra Sekajja (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Pat Hoban (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town).
Substitution, Oxford United. Adriel Jared George replaces Alexander MacDonald.
Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Penalty saved! Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
Penalty conceded by Joe Skarz (Oxford United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Braintree Town. Ibra Sekajja draws a foul in the penalty area.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Ibra Sekajja replaces Michael Cheek.
Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces John Mullins.
Goal! Oxford United 3, Braintree Town 1. Pat Hoban (Oxford United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Matt Paine (Braintree Town) after a foul in the penalty area.