October 27, 2012
Craddock goalrush continues in U's victory
Tom Craddock grabbed his fifth goal in three games to help Oxford to just their second League Two away win of the season as they beat fellow strugglers Wycombe 3-1.
The 26-year-old striker, who scored four last weekend at Accrington, set up the first for James Constable before firing past Nikki Bull at the start of the second-half.
Joel Grant instantly pulled one back from the penalty spot but Johnny Mullins headed in a third for the U's for their first league win on the road since August.
Oxford went ahead after just four minutes when Constable combined with Craddock before unleashing a fierce half-volley into the bottom corner of the net for his first league goal of the campaign.
Constable then saw a goal ruled out for offside before Craddock, who drew a blank in midweek, smashed a long ball past Bull less than a minute into the second half.
The Wycombe response was instant with Constable fouling player-manager Gareth Ainsworth in the box and Grant tucking the penalty home.
Mullins snuffed out the revival though when he headed home Sean Rigg's cross on 62 minutes.
|Wycombe Wanderers||Oxford United|
|1 Nikki Bull||1 Ryan Clarke|
|30 Gary Doherty||17 Tony Capaldi|
|5 Dave Winfield||16 Andrew Whing|
|27 Anthony Stewart||6 Jake Wright|
|18 Charles Dunne||25 Johnny Mullins|
|7 Gareth Ainsworth||20 Peter Leven|
|11 Sam Wood||14 Sean Rigg|
|17 Joel Grant||7 Adam Chapman|
|8 Stuart Lewis||9 James Constable|
|28 Josh Scowen||29 Tom Craddock|
|22 Jo Kuffour||15 Alfie Potter|
|21 Lee Harrison||Wayne Brown 21|
|34 Kortney Hause||Luke O'Brien 23|
|9 Matthew Spring||Harry Worley 22|
|25 Lee Angol||Simon Heslop 8|
|16 Richard Logan||Jake Forster-Caskey 18|
|33 Olly Taylor||Jon-Paul Pittman 11|
|32 Junior Morias||Tyrone Marsh 28|
|Richard Logan for Jo Kuffour (38)||Jake Forster-Caskey for Sean Rigg (67)|
|Junior Morias for Gareth Ainsworth (63)||Jon-Paul Pittman for Tom Craddock (88)|
|Matthew Spring for Sam Wood (78)||Harry Worley for Peter Leven (90)|
|Jo Kuffour (19)||Tony Capaldi (32)|
|Stuart Lewis (21)||Jake Forster-Caskey (90)|
|· Squads: Wycombe Wanderers | Oxford United|