Dag & Red 0-1 Oxford Utd: Match Report

21 November 2015 06:01

Kemar Roofe denies Dagenham with late Oxford winner

Oxford's promotion charge continued as a late winner helped them beat Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 in Sky Bet League Two.

The match was played at a relentless pace but neither side made significant progress in the way of penetration - until the breakthrough 85th-minute free-kick strike from Kemar Roofe.

Perhaps the best chance of the first half came in the ninth minute when home captain Joss Labadie hit a half-volley from the edge of the box that was palmed over.

The visitors thought they had been awarded a penalty in the 59th minute when Danny Hylton went down in the box.

Rather than point to the spot, referee Kevin Johnson awarded Dagenham a free-kick and booked Hylton for simulation.

Oxford opened the scoring with a stunning 25-yard set-piece from Roofe.

It was a dagger to the heart for the hosts who remain bottom while Oxford stay second.


Source: PA


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