February 12, 2013
Fleetwood go four unbeaten
Fleetwood moved back into the play-off positions by picking up a 2-1 victory over Oxford.
Goals in each half by Ryan Crowther and Junior Brown made it four games unbeaten for the Cod Army, who had thrashed the U's 3-0 at Highbury Stadium less than three weeks ago.
Crowther finished well on 28 minutes after Conor McLaughlin and David Ball played it quickly across the area from right to left, leaving Oxford's defenders outnumbered.
And, ten minutes into the second half, Junior Brown nipped into the six-yard box to make it 2-0 with a low diving header.
Jean-Michel Fontaine should have made it three, but stabbed his shot wide.
The U's, lacking in confidence, were very shot-shy, with Alfie Potter electing to pass rather than pull the trigger in front of goal.
Potter did have a header cleared off the line in the second half, though, when James Constable also struck a post with a left-footed drive.
Liam Davis pulled a goal back for Oxford in the 89th minute with a brilliant 20-yard shot, but it came too late.
Chris Wilder's team have now picked up just one point from the last five games.
|Oxford United||Fleetwood Town|
|24 Luke McCormick||1 Scott Davies|
|6 Jake Wright||3 Dean Howell|
|4 Michael Raynes||13 Alan Goodall|
|2 Damian Batt||25 Robert Atkinson|
|26 Liam Davis||12 Junior Brown|
|14 Sean Rigg||15 Conor McLaughlin|
|19 Lewis Montrose||37 Paul McKenna|
|7 Adam Chapman||18 Jamie McGuire|
|9 James Constable||24 Ryan Crowther|
|10 Deane Smalley||26 David Ball|
|15 Alfie Potter||5 Jean-Michel Fontaine|
|31 Max Crocombe||David Lucas 33|
|17 Tony Capaldi||Kieran Charnock 23|
|16 Andrew Whing||Jamie Milligan 8|
|23 Luke O'Brien||Anthony Barry 4|
|22 Harry Worley||Mozefh Tyorio 35|
|8 Simon Heslop||Steven Gillespie 19|
|25 Josh Parker||Jamille Matt 10|
|Josh Parker for Deane Smalley (66)||Kieran Charnock for Ryan Crowther (46)|
|Anthony Barry for Junior Brown (69)|
|Mozefh Tyorio for David Ball (86)|
|Lewis Montrose (39)||Jamie McGuire (40)|
|Adam Chapman (70)||Alan Goodall (49)|
|Robert Atkinson (52)|
|Scott Davies (90)|
|· Squads: Oxford United | Fleetwood Town|