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Accrington Stanley 4-2 Oxford United

Accrington celebrated their first League One victory since Boxing Day with a 4-2 win over Oxford at the Wham Stadium.

Stanley had gone seven league games without a win but were on their way when Sean McConville's cross found the head of striker Billy Kee after 36 minutes for his 12th goal of the campaign.

The home side looked to double their advantage and, on the stroke of half-time, McConville's header hit the inside of the far post and bounced into the arms of keeper Simon Eastwood.

Relegation-threatened Oxford exerted more pressure after the break but Stanley doubled their advantage after 57 minutes when McConville got the ball to the left of the area and fired low into the far corner.

Oxford got back in it when debutant Mark Sykes played in a cross to substitute Luke Garbutt whose downward header beat Jonny Maxted after 63 minutes.

Jamie Mackie had an effort blocked on the line minutes later but the Reds gave themselves some breathing space when Jordan Clark headed home Paul Smyth's cross with 17 minutes to go.

There was still time for late drama with John Mousinho heading home for Oxford after 89 minutes to make it 3-2 before Middlesbrough loan striker Luke Armstrong made the points safe for Stanley following a goalmouth scramble four minutes into stoppage time.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Maxted
  • 2Johnson
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 39mins
  • 4Donacien
  • 7Clark
  • 8Brown
  • 26Barlaser
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 70minsSubstituted forGibsonat 84'minutes
  • 38SmythSubstituted forArmstrongat 85'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 9Zanzala
  • 18Rodgers
  • 25Perritt
  • 28Conneely
  • 30Evtimov
  • 33Gibson
  • 39Armstrong

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 6Hanson
  • 5Nelson
  • 15Mousinho
  • 14Ruffels
  • 24Sykes
  • 8BrannaganBooked at 44mins
  • 11CarruthersSubstituted forHenryat 60'minutes
  • 18Graham
  • 19MackieSubstituted forSinclairat 79'minutes
  • 10BrowneSubstituted forGarbuttat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garbutt
  • 4Dickie
  • 9Sinclair
  • 17Henry
  • 23Long
  • 27Stevens
  • 38Smith
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,095

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Oxford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Oxford United 2.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Jordan Graham (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 4, Oxford United 2. Luke Armstrong (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Oxford United 2. John Mousinho (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross.

Luke Garbutt (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Luke Armstrong replaces Paul Smyth.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Liam Gibson replaces Sean McConville because of an injury.

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Graham (Oxford United).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Hanson (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jerome Sinclair replaces Jamie Mackie.

Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

Foul by Paul Smyth (Accrington Stanley).

Jamie Hanson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Oxford United 1. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Smyth with a cross.

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Oxford United 1. Luke Garbutt (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Sykes with a cross.

Delay in match Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Luke Garbutt replaces Marcus Browne.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Henry replaces Samir Carruthers.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Oxford United 0. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33218466283871
2Barnsley33199559283166
3Sunderland321614257322562
4Portsmouth331710655361961
5Charlton33168948331556
6Doncaster31158858391953
7Peterborough33141095144752
8Blackpool32121283428648
9Coventry33137133637-146
10Fleetwood33129124436845
11Burton331110124240243
12Wycombe331110124247-543
13Southend33124174344-140
14Accrington311010113342-940
15Scunthorpe33117154057-1740
16Plymouth33108154053-1338
17Gillingham33106174457-1336
18Walsall3398163453-1935
19Bristol Rovers32810143135-434
20Rochdale3397174167-2634
21Shrewsbury32712133444-1033
22Oxford Utd33712144052-1233
23Bradford3396183652-1633
24Wimbledon3385202751-2429
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