October 2, 2012
Potter gives Oxford timely win
Alfie Potter snatched a late winner to give Oxford their first win since August as they prevented a club record seventh successive league defeat.
Damian Batt and Tom Craddock combined on the right, and Potter swivelled to turn in Craddock's cross from eight yards as Oxford won 3-2 at home against AFC Wimbledon.
Oxford had taken an early lead when Jake Forster-Caskey curled a free kick around the wall from 25 yards.
But managerless Wimbledon hit back to lead before the break. First Byron Harrison equalised with a scissors kick from close in, after Yado Mambo's header at a corner came back off the bar.
Then left-back Jim Fenlon unleashed an unstoppable low drive from 30 yards that beat U's keeper Wayne Brown at his left post.
The Oxford goalkeeper was left rooted to his spot early in the second half when Christian Jolley's effort from distance flew over his head but came back off a post.
And, nursing an injury, he was replaced soon after.
Deane Smalley made it 2-2 on 55 minutes, following up after Dons keeper Seb Brown failed to hold Sean Rigg's header.
Mambo then headed against the bar for a second time and replacement keeper Ryan Clarke pulled off a brilliant save to prove it wasn't Wimbledon's day as Potter came up to sink the visitors.
|Oxford United||AFC Wimbledon|
|21 Wayne Brown||1 Sebastien Brown|
|6 Jake Wright||29 Will Antwi|
|4 Michael Raynes||30 Yado Mambo|
|23 Luke O'Brien||24 George Francomb|
|2 Damian Batt||15 Jim Fenlon|
|14 Sean Rigg||28 Steven Gregory|
|19 Lee Cox||8 Sammy Moore|
|18 Jake Forster-Caskey||12 Christian Jolley|
|29 Tom Craddock||10 Jack Midson|
|10 Deane Smalley||11 Luke Moore|
|15 Alfie Potter||9 Byron Harrison|
|1 Ryan Clarke||Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz 33|
|17 Tony Capaldi||Louis Harris 4|
|22 Harry Worley||Curtis Haynes-Brown 22|
|24 Daniel Boateng||Rashid Yussuff 23|
|20 Peter Leven||Huw Johnson 17|
|8 Simon Heslop||Frankie Merrifield 20|
|9 James Constable||Charlie Strutton 21|
|Harry Worley for Michael Raynes (33)||Rashid Yussuff for Luke Moore (61)|
|Simon Heslop for Lee Cox (46)||Huw Johnson for Christian Jolley (76)|
|Ryan Clarke for Wayne Brown (60)||Charlie Strutton for Byron Harrison (77)|
|Jake Forster-Caskey (71)||George Francomb (8)|
|Jake Wright (90)||Steven Gregory (79)|
|Will Antwi (90)|
|· Squads: Oxford United | AFC Wimbledon|