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  • Date:08 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Kassam Stadium
  • Attendance:9,291
  • Constable (15) Leven - pen (51)
    Constable (83)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:47 +0.47

Craig Stanley fouled by Asa Hall, the ref awards a free kick. James Constable goes off and Deane Smalley comes on. Craig Stanley restarts play with the free kick.

88:11

The referee blows for offside. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.

86:42

Unfair challenge on Scott Rendell by Paul McLaren results in a free kick. Scott Rendell takes the direct free kick.

86:28

Liam Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Brown.

85:57

Peter Leven decides to take the corner short.

85:05

Peter Leven takes a short corner.

83:15

James Constable grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 3-0 Bristol Rovers.Assist on the goal came from Alfie Potter.

80:36

Foul by Matt Harrold on Liam Davis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

78:35

Liam Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Harrold. Craig Stanley restarts play with the free kick.

77:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alfie Potter by Gary Sawyer. Peter Leven fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

76:46

Damian Batt concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Zebroski. Free kick taken by Lee Brown.

75:49

Asa Hall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Hall.

74:58

Corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line, save by Scott Bevan.

73:13

Shot by Lee Brown from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

71:48

Alfie Potter challenges Cian Bolger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

70:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cian Bolger on Michael Duberry. Cian Bolger is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Jake Wright.

69:02

Lee Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alfie Potter. Free kick taken by Peter Leven.

65:37

The ball is crossed by Chris Zebroski, Liam Davis makes a clearance.

65:12

Foul by Liam Davis on Chris Zebroski, free kick awarded. Craig Stanley takes the free kick.

63:20

Simon Heslop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Stanley. Alfie Potter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Haworth. Free kick taken by Craig Stanley.

62:25

Chris Zebroski takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

61:26

(Bristol Rovers) makes a substitution, with Matt Harrold coming on for Scott McGleish.

61:14

Shot by Joe Anyinsah from outside the box goes over the target.

59:54

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul McLaren, Header by Michael Duberry from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

59:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven, Scott Rendell manages to make a clearance.

59:19

Andy Haworth takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Sawyer.

58:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven by Craig Stanley. Direct free kick taken by Damian Batt.

55:52

Stuart Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Heslop. Michael Smith on for Byron Anthony. Paul McLaren takes the direct free kick.

54:53

Unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Scott Rendell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Duberry.

54:28

James Constable challenges Gary Sawyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Campbell.

53:44

Foul by Stuart Campbell on Simon Heslop, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Damian Batt.

52:16

Unfair challenge on Liam Davis by Chris Zebroski results in a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

51:27

Assist by Robert Hall.

50:09

Foul by Byron Anthony on Robert Hall, Penalty awarded. Byron Anthony goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Peter Leven scores a placed penalty. Oxford Utd 2-0 Bristol Rovers.

44:05

Andy Haworth produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

43:15

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Leven.

41:11

Scott Rendell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Wright. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

40:47

Foul by Andy Haworth on Craig Stanley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

39:52

James Constable challenges Joe Anyinsah unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Sawyer restarts play with the free kick.

38:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Peter Leven. The referee shows Peter Leven a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Craig Stanley crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Cian Bolger misses to the left of the goal.

37:47

Cian Bolger fouled by James Constable, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Stanley.

37:16

Effort from outside the penalty area by Peter Leven goes wide left of the target.

36:38

Unfair challenge on James Constable by Cian Bolger results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.

36:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Constable on Byron Anthony. Direct free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

35:33

Effort on goal by Stuart Campbell from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

35:26

The ball is swung over by Byron Anthony, Jake Wright makes a clearance.

31:42

Robert Hall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Campbell. The referee cautions Robert Hall for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Byron Anthony from right channel. Scott McGleish takes a shot. Blocked by Damian Batt. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Stanley, clearance by Jake Wright.

31:15

Lee Brown produces a cross, clearance made by Jake Wright.

28:06

A cross is delivered by Liam Davis.

24:22

Liam Davis has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

23:42

Scott McGleish handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Wright.

22:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis by Chris Zebroski. Peter Leven takes the free kick.

21:39

Paul McLaren gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Rendell. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Stanley from right channel.

21:10

Michael Duberry produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the goal.

15:51

James Constable finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-0 Bristol Rovers.Simon Heslop provided the assist for the goal.

14:43

Joe Anyinsah takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

14:16

Damian Batt challenges Chris Zebroski unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Stanley.

12:30

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Stanley from the right by-line, clearance by Jake Wright.

12:18

Scott Rendell takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save.

11:59

Unfair challenge on Stuart Campbell by Andy Haworth results in a free kick. Craig Stanley restarts play with the free kick.

8:11

Unfair challenge on Andy Haworth by Lee Brown results in a free kick. Caution for Lee Brown. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

7:41

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Stanley from the left by-line, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

7:07

Corner taken by Craig Stanley, clearance made by Damian Batt.

3:47

James Constable gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Sawyer. Scott Bevan takes the direct free kick.

1:03

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Leven.

0:30

Scott McGleish concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Leven. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Wilder switching back to strongest line-up Oxford manager Chris Wilder is likely to revert back to the side which beat Hereford 1-0 in League Two last weekend for the meeting with Bristol Rovers. Wilder made five changes to his team for the midweek 2-1 victory over Aldershot in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, but the Oxford boss is set to draft back in regular first-teamers Michael Duberry, James Constable, Alfie Potter and Paul McLaren for the visit of Rovers. Deane Smalley is pushing for a second successive start after netting his first goal for the club on Tuesday night, although it is expected that Constable will partner Rob Hall up front. Hall's loan stay from West Ham was extended a further month on Wednesday. Meanwhile, defenders Anthony Tonkin (hamstring) and Tony Capaldi (back) and striker Tom Craddock (knee) all remain sidelined as Oxford look to extend their unbeaten league run to six matches. Bristol Rovers' injury curse has struck once again ahead of the clash. Danny Woodards, Wayne Brown, Matt Gill and Scott McGleish are all in the treatment room as Rovers prepare to make the trip to the Kassam Stadium. Defender Woodards was stretchered off with a rib injury during last weekend's defeat to Cheltenham, while midfielder Brown damaged his ankle in the same game. To make matters worse for manager Paul Buckle, it appears Brown will be sidelined for some considerable length of time. Striker McGleish is also a major doubt for the game against the Us and club captain Gill is struggling with a hamstring problem which has dogged his season to date. "Scott was a real worry last week, and we are still going to get him scanned," Buckle told the club's official website. "Brown is fairly long-term. He has hurt his ankle quite badly. When you lose a couple it makes it disjointed and difficult, but we remain positive."

Formation:433Manager: Chris Wilder

Oxford Utd

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Buckle

Bristol Rovers

  • Ryan Clarke
  • Damian Batt
  • Michael Duberry
  • Jake Wright
  • Liam Davis
  • Simon Heslop
  • Paul McLaren
  • Peter Leven
  • Andy Haworth
  • James Constable
  • Robert Hall
  • SUBS
  • Deane Smalley
  • Asa Hall
  • Alfie Potter
  • Josh Payne
  • Stevie Kinniburgh

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Match Report

Oxford continue fine run James Constable struck twice as Oxford stretched their unbeaten league run to six games with a 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers. The talismanic striker grabbed his first goal in seven games with a superb effort in the 16th minute and wrapped up a comprehensive U's win with another six minutes from time. Bristol Rovers, who had Scott Rendell making his debut after his loan move from Wycombe, began the brighter of the teams and it needed two good saves from U's goalkeeper Ryan Clarke to stop them going in front. Clarke saved with his foot when Rendell fired in a shot on the turn and moments later the keeper got down smartly to keep out Joe Anyinsah's 20-yard shot. Constable then gave Oxford the lead with a terrific goal. Simon Heslop drove forward 30 yards and after slipping a pass to his left, Constable ran onto it and drilled a low left-footed shot past Scott Bevan. Peter Leven made it 2-0 from the penalty spot seven minutes into the second-half after Byron Anthony brought down Robert Hall. Anthony was possibly fortunate to escape with just a yellow card. With Andy Haworth, Michael Duberry and Leven all going close again, it seemed only a matter of time before a third goal arrived. Once again Heslop was the supplier and Constable sneaked a clever low shot between Bevan and his near post for his fifth goal of the campaign.

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