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  • Date:02 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Kassam Stadium
  • Craddock (60) Green (90)
  • Owen (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:53 +2.53

Matthew Green scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 2-1 Port Vale.

91:12 +1.12

Gareth Owen grabs a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-1 Port Vale.

89:35

Tom Craddock is shown a yellow card for dissent.

87:21

Adam Yates crosses the ball, blocked by Stevie Kinniburgh. Corner from right by-line taken by Gary Roberts.

84:32

Justin Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Leigh Franks. The ball is delivered by Lee Collins. James Constable leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Green. Anthony Tonkin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Asa Hall.

80:22

Marc Richards takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

79:07

Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line, Josh Payne makes a clearance.

77:54

Simon Heslop takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson gets a block in.

76:32

Centre by Jemal Johnson, Leigh Franks makes a clearance.

74:24

Simon Clist on for Alfie Potter.

71:14

Foul by Leigh Franks on Marc Richards, free kick awarded. Leigh Franks goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Marc Richards takes the direct free kick. Corner from right by-line taken by Gary Roberts.

70:11

The ball is delivered by Asa Hall, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

67:49

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts, save by Ryan Clarke. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Craddock by Adam Yates. The referee cautions Adam Yates for unsporting behaviour. Simon Heslop takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Justin Richards.

67:05

Gary Roberts fouled by Josh Payne, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Owen takes the direct free kick.

66:37

Foul by Robert Taylor on Ben Purkiss, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

58:54

Anthony Griffith takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Harry Worley from the left by-line. James Constable fouled by John McCombe, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick. Josh Payne delivers the ball, Tom Craddock finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Oxford Utd 1-0 Port Vale.Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts. The official flags Tom Craddock offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson. Sean Rigg takes a shot. Harry Worley gets a block in. Gary Roberts takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post. Louis Dodds comes on in place of Sean Rigg. Robert Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Griffith.

57:21

Gary Roberts produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post. Gary Roberts takes the outswinging corner, Jemal Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tommy Fraser. Clearance made by Josh Payne.

56:18

Gary Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Asa Hall. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

54:44

Sean Rigg fouled by Leigh Franks, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

53:53

Foul by John McCombe on James Constable, free kick awarded. Josh Payne takes the free kick. Ben Purkiss sends in a cross, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.

53:19

Effort on goal by Justin Richards from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

52:58

The ball is sent over by Justin Richards, blocked by Harry Worley.

52:14

Foul by Sean Rigg on Simon Heslop, free kick awarded. Simon Heslop takes the direct free kick.

50:41

The ball is swung over by Lee Collins, save by Ryan Clarke.

50:09

The ball is sent over by Ben Purkiss, clearance made by Adam Yates.

49:24

Asa Hall takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

48:49

The ball is swung over by Tom Craddock, Lee Collins makes a clearance.

48:21

Simon Heslop takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

47:20

The ball is swung over by Sean Rigg, clearance made by Leigh Franks.

46:45

Centre by Lee Collins, save made by Ryan Clarke.

46:18

Centre by Ben Purkiss, clearance by Marc Richards.

46:02

Ben Purkiss delivers the ball, Sean Rigg gets a block in.

44:08

Simon Heslop concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Roberts. Gareth Owen takes the direct free kick.

41:39

Centre by Stevie Kinniburgh, Stuart Tomlinson makes a comfortable save.

40:30

The referee gives a free kick against Justin Richards for handball. Free kick taken by Ben Purkiss.

39:48

Justin Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

39:23

A cross is delivered by Justin Richards, clearance by Ryan Clarke.

38:32

Alfie Potter is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

36:10

The ball is crossed by Lee Collins, blocked by Ben Purkiss. Corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts.

34:46

Josh Payne crosses the ball, Stuart Tomlinson makes a comfortable save. Adam Yates produces a cross, Leigh Franks makes a clearance.

29:58

Simon Heslop has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

29:09

Centre by Lee Collins, Ryan Clarke makes a comfortable save.

25:20

Alfie Potter challenges Gareth Owen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

24:57

Lee Collins crosses the ball.

22:38

Gary Roberts delivers the ball.

20:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Heslop on Sean Rigg. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

18:59

James Constable gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

17:07

Unfair challenge on Asa Hall by Tommy Fraser results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Josh Payne from the free kick, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

16:45

Marc Richards challenges Leigh Franks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

15:07

Foul by Simon Heslop on Justin Richards, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts takes the free kick. Corner taken right-footed by Simon Heslop to the near post, Tommy Fraser makes a clearance. Simon Heslop crosses the ball.

14:15

Asa Hall takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson. Alfie Potter delivers the ball, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

13:55

The ball is sent over by Ben Purkiss, clearance by Adam Yates.

13:21

Tom Craddock takes a shot. John McCombe gets a block in.

12:58

Tommy Fraser crosses the ball, save by Ryan Clarke.

12:46

The ball is sent over by Gary Roberts, Ryan Clarke manages to make a clearance.

11:48

Alfie Potter is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

9:40

Centre by Adam Yates, blocked by Stevie Kinniburgh.

7:17

The ball is delivered by Stevie Kinniburgh, John McCombe makes a clearance. The official flags James Constable offside. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick. Unfair challenge on Harry Worley by Marc Richards results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

5:31

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Heslop. Corner taken by Simon Heslop from the right by-line to the near post.

4:59

John McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Leigh Franks. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

3:37

Foul by Harry Worley on Tommy Fraser, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.

2:54

The referee blows for offside against Sean Rigg. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

0:29

Centre by Stevie Kinniburgh, Alfie Potter challenges Lee Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson. Asa Hall takes a shot.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

The half-time whistle blows.

The match restarts for the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Constable set for United start Oxford manager Chris Wilder looks set to restore striker James Constable to the starting line-up for the home match against Port Vale. Constable has scored seven times already this season but missed Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Cheltenham through suspension. The return of Constable compensates for the loss of defender Mark Creighton who fractured his toe in midweek and has been ruled for two weeks. Defender Anthony Tonkin could return after illness ruled him out against the Robins, but Jake Wright (back), Damien Batt (ankle) and Rhys Day (knee) are still sidelined. United will be looking to get back to winning ways after going three games without a victory but it will be tough against npower League Two table toppers Vale. Vale will likely field the same starting XI as the one which saw off fellow high-flyers Shrewsbury in midweek. Manager Micky Adams named the same side which saw off Accrington four days earlier for the top-of-the-table clash against their local rivals and he is unlikely to see any need for change at the Kassam Stadium. The only factor which may come into play is tiredness after a hectic schedule of late and Adams will assess the state of his squad. Louis Dodds has been on the periphery of late, despite contributing with some impressive displays, and he could start should Adams opt to mix it up. Boasting a club-record five successive clean sheets, goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson and defenders Adam Yates, John McCombe, Gareth Owen and Lee Collins will be out to continue Vale`s defensive resilience.

Formation:433Manager: Chris Wilder

Oxford Utd

Formation: 442Manager: Micky Adams

Port Vale

  • Ryan Clarke
  • Ben Purkiss
  • Leigh Franks
  • Harry Worley
  • Stevie Kinniburgh
  • Simon Heslop
  • Josh Payne
  • Asa Hall
  • Alfie Potter
  • James Constable
  • Tom Craddock
  • SUBS
  • Simon Eastwood
  • Anthony Tonkin
  • Jack Midson
  • Simon Clist
  • Richie Baker
  • Sam Deering
  • Matthew Green

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Match Report

Craddock ends Vale run Tom Craddock struck twice for Oxford United as ended league leaders Port Vale's fantastic run of form with a 2-1 win. And his winner came in dramatic fashion in stoppage time, just a minute after Gareth Owen had snatched an equaliser that had looked like bringing Micky Adams' men a point. The Valiants were bidding for a seventh successive win but they were stopped in their tracks first by Craddock's 61st-minute header in a thrilling encounter at the Kassam Stadium. Running in from deep the former Luton striker planted an eight-yard header past Stuart Tomlinson and into the far corner of the goal. However, as the game entered injury time, centre back Owen popped up in the area to drive in a leveller from 15 yards. But Vale's joy at that goal almost immediately turned to disappointment as substitute Matt Green touched a pass to his left and Craddock coolly slotted home his second - and the winner. Ryan Clarke had kept the U's on level terms earlier with a terrific from Gary Roberts' angled drive, showing a strong left hand to turn it around his post. And Justin Richards squandered a great chance to net against one of his former clubs when he blazed over from eight yards after the referee played good advantage, but the encounter was decided in injury time.

Form Guide

    DWWLDD
  • Oxford Utd
  • VS
  • Port Vale
  • LWWWWW

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

Oxford Utd

  • J Constable 5
  • J Midson 2
  • T Craddock 1
  • S Heslop 1

Port Vale

  • M Richards 6
  • J Richards 2
  • G Roberts 2
  • L Dodds 2
  • A Griffith 1
  • L Collins 1
  • S Rigg 1

Goals

Oxford Utd

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 9
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Port Vale

    • Total goals 20
    • Goals per game 15
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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