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Crawley Town 1-5 Oxford United

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Oxford United also reached the final of the Football League Trophy this season

Oxford United came from a goal behind to thump Crawley and strengthen their League Two promotion challenge.

Joe McNerney put the hosts ahead before Chris Maguire equalised with his first league goal for the U's.

Callum O'Dowda's neat finish and Liam Sercombe's looped effort put Oxford in the driving seat.

The visitors secured the win as Maguire smashed home a penalty after he was brought down by Simon Walton before George Waring fired home a fifth.

The result leaves Oxford in second place, four points clear of fourth-placed Bristol Rovers with just five games remaining, whilst Crawley sit comfortably in 17th.

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

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Mark Yates: Crawley boss on loss to Oxford United

"It's a frustrating game really. I thought we were great first-half and but for a mistake that Sonny Bradley's been unlucky that he tried to keep the ball in and we got punished for it.

"But the second half was not good enough. We talk about goals changing games and once the second one went in, I think you saw a little bit of negativity creeping in and we didn't deal with situations.

"I think we have Jack Rose to thank it wasn't a couple more. That's the most frustrating we can go from being so good to being so thick."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Rose
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 5McNerney
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Edwards
  • 4WaltonSubstituted forSmithat 72'minutes
  • 24SutherlandBooked at 79minsSubstituted forBondat 87'minutes
  • 30Della Verde
  • 21Tomlin
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forFenelonat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Smith
  • 9Barnard
  • 12Preston
  • 15Fenelon
  • 20Deacon
  • 22Bond
  • 31Dunne

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 5Mullins
  • 16Kenny
  • 33Dunkley
  • 36Evans
  • 11MacDonald
  • 8Sercombe
  • 14RuffelsSubstituted forAshbyat 81'minutes
  • 15O'DowdaBooked at 48minsSubstituted forRobertsat 75'minutes
  • 28Maguire
  • 10HyltonSubstituted forWaringat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 4Roofe
  • 6Wright
  • 7Waring
  • 17Giles
  • 24Ashby
  • 31Roberts
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
3,340

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home13
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away11
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away6

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton412610575433288
2Oxford Utd412113774373776
3Accrington412111966452174
4Bristol Rovers412261366422472
5Plymouth412181258391971
6Portsmouth401815767363169
7Wimbledon4017111259491062
8Wycombe411711134337662
9Exeter411711135854462
10Carlisle411515116058260
11Leyton Orient411612135455-160
12Cambridge411611145552359
13Mansfield411511155249356
14Barnet41159175661-554
15Luton40158175254-253
16Hartlepool40146204659-1348
17Crawley41138204468-2447
18Notts County40129195068-1845
19Morecambe41127226476-1243
20Yeovil411013183752-1543
21Newport411011204058-1841
22Stevenage41912204665-1939
23York41612234576-3130
24Dag & Red40610243771-3428
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