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The referee penalises Damian Batt for handball. Penalty taken by Adebayo Akinfenwa is saved by Ryan Clarke. Oxford Utd 2-0 Northampton.Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies from the right by-line, clearance by Andrew Whing.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Leven on Michael Jacobs. Michael Jacobs crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Jake Wright.
Simon Heslop produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Anthony Tonkin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Craddock.
A goal is scored by Deane Smalley from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 2-0 Northampton.Assist on the goal came from James Constable.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Ben Tozer on Tom Craddock. Penalty taken by Tom Craddock and missed.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Constable by Jake Robinson. Liam Davis takes the free kick.
Lewis Young comes on in place of Andy Holt.
Deane Smalley on for Alfie Potter.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Paul Turnbull goes wide right of the target.
Short corner worked by Arron Davies, Jake Robinson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot. Jake Wright gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Johnson on Tom Craddock. Booking for John Johnson for unsporting behaviour. Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick.
Robert Hall goes off and Asa Hall comes on.
Corner taken by Peter Leven.
Centre by Tom Craddock, Ben Tozer gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken by Arron Davies.
Jake Robinson replaces Nick McKoy.
Nick McKoy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Andrew Whing. Adebayo Akinfenwa is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
The official flags Alfie Potter offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.
Damian Batt takes a shot. Ben Tozer gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Andy Holt, Jake Wright makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Arron Davies on Damian Batt. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies from the left by-line, Alfie Potter makes a clearance.
Tom Craddock scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-0 Northampton.The assist for the goal came from Alfie Potter.
Corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the right by-line, clearance by Andy Holt.
Unfair challenge on Andy Holt by Alfie Potter results in a free kick. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick. Jake Wright is adjudged to have handled the ball. Strike comes in from Michael Jacobs from the free kick.
Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Liam Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Wright takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Robert Hall, Andy Holt makes a clearance.
James Constable is cautioned.
The ball is swung over by Robert Hall, Jason Crowe gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Heslop, clearance by Michael Jacobs.
Simon Heslop takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker.
Corner taken right-footed by Simon Heslop.
James Constable gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Arron Davies. Andy Holt delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Andrew Whing.
Damian Batt crosses the ball, Andy Holt manages to make a clearance.
Nick McKoy concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Craddock. Jake Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Arron Davies from the left by-line, Simon Heslop makes a clearance.
Alfie Potter crosses the ball, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.
Shot from long range by Simon Heslop goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is swung over by Damian Batt.
Robert Hall produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Liam Davis, clearance by Ben Tozer.
Arron Davies has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
Unfair challenge on Ben Tozer by Alfie Potter results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
A cross is delivered by Damian Batt, comfortable save by Sam Walker.
Liam Davis produces a cross, Sam Walker makes a comfortable save.
The ball is sent over by Andy Holt.
Andrew Whing gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Saido Berahino. Andrew Whing is shown a yellow card. Michael Jacobs crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Damian Batt.
The ball is delivered by Simon Heslop, Sam Walker makes a save.
The ball is crossed by James Constable, John Johnson makes a clearance.
Michael Jacobs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damian Batt. Free kick crossed right-footed by Damian Batt, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.
Saido Berahino takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.
The ball is sent over by Paul Turnbull, Liam Davis gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Arron Davies, Saido Berahino takes a shot. Simon Heslop manages to make a clearance.
Simon Heslop goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
Andy Holt produces a cross, Simon Heslop gets a block in.
James Constable is ruled offside. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.
Damian Batt crosses the ball, clearance made by Adebayo Akinfenwa.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Heslop, save by Sam Walker.
Arron Davies has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
The ball is delivered by Saido Berahino, clearance made by Andrew Whing.
Saido Berahino is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags James Constable offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.
Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Damian Batt, free kick awarded. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
Adebayo Akinfenwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven. Peter Leven has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Simon Heslop, Andy Holt gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Liam Davis.
The ball is swung over by Paul Turnbull.
The ball is sent over by Damian Batt.
Unfair challenge on Simon Heslop by Michael Jacobs results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.
Centre by Robert Hall, Header from close range by James Constable clears the bar.
The ball is swung over by Damian Batt, Andy Holt gets a block in.
Us waiting on Duberry
Oxford are sweating over the fitness of veteran defender Michael Duberry ahead of their npower League Two clash with Northampton.
Centre-back Duberry has been battling a groin strain which has kept him out of the Us' last six matches, and is rated doubtful for the visit of the Cobblers.
Midfielder Paul McLaren is also a doubt for manager Chris Wilder due to a calf problem, but defender Liam Davis is available for selection once more after sitting out the 0-0 draw at Morecambe last weekend through suspension.
Meanwhile, winger Jon-Paul Pittman has returned to the club from his loan spell at Crawley but neither he nor new signing Matthew Fletcher, an Australia Under-20 international, is likely to be included in the matchday squad.
Northampton will be without the suspended Kelvin Langmead.
Langmead was sent off for two bookable offences late on in the 1-1 home draw against Crewe last weekend in Aidy Boothroyd`s first game as Town manager and the on-loan defender must serve a one-match ban.
Boothroyd stamped his mark on the team by releasing Ashley Westwood and Chris Arthur ahead of that game, while Bas Savage has followed them out of Sixfields this week.
Other than that there were few changes to the side against Alex, apart from Ben Tozer dropping back into central defence and John Johnson moving to a midfield holding role.
Ahead of the trip to Oxford, Boothroyd said: "We will miss Kelvin but it gives someone else an opportunity to come into the team. We have got people who can come in, there are a couple of centre-halves in the youth team who I have been very pleased with and Andy Holt could slot in there as well.
"John Johnson will stay in midfield though, I think that's his best position and he will play there on Saturday. I don't have any fears about putting any young players in, I think you have got to stretch talent. I have been very impressed with Lewis Hornby from the youth team and he has got every chance of being involved on Saturday."
U`s leave Boothroyd still searching for success
Second-half goals from Tom Craddock and Deane Smalley clinched Oxford`s first victory in seven and left new Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd still looking for his first win.
Craddock`s breakthrough came shortly after the restart while Smalley secured a 2-0 win from close range late on, either side of missed penalties from Craddock and Cobblers striker Adebayo Akinfenwa.
Boothroyd was taking charge of his second match since grabbing the reins at Sixfields and he must have been pleased with the way his side played in the first half as they carved out the better chances.
Saido Berahino saw a header cleared off the line by Simon Heslop and then a shot beaten out by goalkeeper Ryan Clarke moments later.
But the U`s took the lead minutes after half-time when Craddock, making only his second start of the season following injury, was picked out by Alfie Potter and drove a fierce angled shot past `keeper Sam Walker.
Oxford had a great opportunity to double their lead after 86 minutes when Craddock was brought down by John Johnson but the United forward blazed his penalty over the bar.
However, two minutes later substitute Smalley turned in James Constable's low left-wing cross to seal the points.
Northampton also missed a late penalty after Damian Batt handled Lewis Young's shot in stoppage time, Akinfenwa seeing his spot-kick brilliantly saved by Clarke.
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