November 24, 2012
U's end winless run
Jon-Paul Pittman gave Oxford their first win in five games as they beat Northampton 2-1 at the Kassam Stadium.
The U's played some of their best football in weeks to end the Cobblers' three-game winning streak.
Northampton's defenders were appealing for offside as James Constable turned in Alfie Potter's low right-wing cross on 14 minutes.
It almost became two as Sean Rigg struck the post when Peter Leven played a free-kick to him, and then Jake Forster-Caskey drove against the bar from 20 yards.
The Cobblers levelled on 76 minutes as Clive Platt headed over goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.
But Oxford hit back three minutes later with sub Pittman running on to Leven's pass to fire in the winner. To add to the Cobblers' misery, defender Clarke Carlisle was sent off for a second yellow card in the final minute.
|Oxford United||Northampton Town|
|1 Ryan Clarke||21 Lee Nicholls|
|17 Tony Capaldi||30 Clarke Carlisle|
|16 Andrew Whing||5 Kelvin Langmead|
|6 Jake Wright||12 Ben Tozer|
|4 Michael Raynes||23 Danny East|
|20 Peter Leven||11 Chris Hackett|
|14 Sean Rigg||8 Ben Harding|
|19 Lee Cox||7 Ishmel Demontagnac|
|18 Jake Forster-Caskey||22 Lewis Hornby|
|9 James Constable||10 Adebayo Akinfenwa|
|15 Alfie Potter||17 Jake Robinson|
|21 Wayne Brown||Dean Snedker 13|
|23 Luke O'Brien||Anthony Charles 6|
|22 Harry Worley||Emyr Huws 28|
|8 Simon Heslop||Clive Platt 9|
|26 Liam Davis||Louis Moult 19|
|7 Adam Chapman||Henoc Mukendi 15|
|11 Jon-Paul Pittman|
|Jon-Paul Pittman for Jake Forster-Caskey (56)||Clive Platt for Ishmel Demontagnac (61)|
|Harry Worley for Sean Rigg (83)|
|Jake Forster-Caskey (55)||Ishmel Demontagnac (52)|
|Tony Capaldi (90)||Jake Robinson (66)|
|Clarke Carlisle (72)|
|Kelvin Langmead (90)|
|Clarke Carlisle (89)|
|· Squads: Oxford United | Northampton Town|