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Oxford United 0-2 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers celebrate a goal against Oxford United
Alex Jakubiak (left) netted a goal in either half for Bristol Rovers at Oxford United

Bristol Rovers made it three wins on the spin under caretaker manager Graham Coughlin as Alex Jakubiak's brace secured a 2-0 victory over Oxford United.

On-loan forward Jakubiak struck in the 15th and 63rd minutes to bag his first league goals for the Pirates and bring them a sixth successive win at the Kassam Stadium.

Jakubiak, who had a short loan spell with Oxford in 2014, combined with another ex-U's loanee to give Rovers the lead.

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis crossed from the left and Jakubiak showed good feet to create space and fire low into the bottom right corner from 20 yards.

Rovers had the better of it until the home side came to life after 29 minutes when Gavin Whyte smashed a shot against the crossbar from just inside the area following Cameron Brannagan's cutback.

Brannagan forced Jack Bonham into a save with a 25-yard drive as the U's gathered momentum and Marcus Browne volleyed over from six yards.

But Jakubiak settled the contest when he pounced on an error by Rob Dickie to race forward and slot past goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 23LongSubstituted forGarbuttat 77'minutes
  • 5Nelson
  • 4Dickie
  • 14Ruffels
  • 8Brannagan
  • 15MousinhoSubstituted forSpasovat 67'minutes
  • 17Henry
  • 16Whyte
  • 19Mackie
  • 10Browne

Substitutes

  • 2Norman
  • 3Garbutt
  • 22Raglan
  • 30Little
  • 41Mitchell
  • 43Lopes
  • 44Spasov

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 3Holmes-DennisSubstituted forNicholsat 68'minutes
  • 15J ClarkeBooked at 90mins
  • 5Craig
  • 4Lockyer
  • 28KellyBooked at 83mins
  • 8O ClarkeBooked at 45mins
  • 33Rodman
  • 6Upson
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 20ReillySubstituted forSercombeat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Sercombe
  • 10Nichols
  • 14Lines
  • 16Broadbent
  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
  • 24Sinclair
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
8,135

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, Bristol Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Bristol Rovers 2.

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Attempt blocked. Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

(Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Garbutt (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. James Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers).

Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers).

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Oxford United).

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ollie Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Luke Garbutt replaces Sam Long.

Attempt missed. Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ed Upson.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tony Craig.

James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Slavi Spasov replaces John Mousinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Liam Sercombe replaces Gavin Reilly.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 0, Bristol Rovers 2. Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Attempt saved. Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jack Bonham.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth25166344232154
2Luton25156449242551
3Sunderland23138244232147
4Barnsley24136540221845
5Peterborough25128545311444
6Charlton25134840291143
7Doncaster25126742321042
8Blackpool249872624235
9Coventry25105102629-335
10Accrington249782732-534
11Fleetwood2596103530533
12Southend25102133031-132
13Wycombe258893436-232
14Walsall258892739-1232
15Burton2494113033-331
16Rochdale2586113347-1430
17Shrewsbury2578102932-329
18Gillingham2584133641-528
19Bristol Rovers2575132529-426
20Oxford Utd2568113138-726
21Bradford2573152840-1224
22Scunthorpe2566133051-2124
23Wimbledon2564151935-1622
24Plymouth2556142847-1921
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