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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:The Kassam Stadium
  • Attendance:11,825
  • Hall (15) Johnson (17)
Goal!

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94:50 +4.50

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Rooney from the left by-line, Jon-Paul Pittman makes a clearance.

94:41 +4.41

Billy Bodin takes a shot. Andrew Whing gets a block in.

88:39

Unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Jon-Paul Pittman results in a free kick. The referee cautions Scott Rendell for dissent. Alan McCormack takes the direct free kick.

87:56

The ball is swung over by Alan McCormack, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

84:43

Unfair challenge on Oli Johnson by Simon Ferry results in a free kick. Oli Johnson goes off and Jon-Paul Pittman comes on. Michael Duberry takes the direct free kick.

84:01

Jon-Paul Pittman shown a yellow card.

80:08

Corner taken by Luke Rooney from the left by-line.

80:02

Luke Rooney delivers the ball, blocked by Oli Johnson.

78:55

Luke Rooney takes a shot. Michael Duberry gets a block in.

75:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Tonkin on Matt Ritchie. Anthony Tonkin receives a caution. Matt Ritchie delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

73:33

Foul by Oli Johnson on Luke Rooney, free kick awarded. Oli Johnson shown a yellow card. Alan McCormack takes the free kick.

69:32

Simon Ferry fouled by Liam Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Asa Hall is given a yellow card. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matt Ritchie from right wing, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

68:19

Liam Davis replaces Lee Holmes.

66:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis by Lee Holmes. Lee Holmes goes into the referee's book. Matt Ritchie crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Ryan Clarke.

63:21

Simon Ferry concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Chapman. Ronan Murray leaves the field to be replaced by Billy Bodin. Free kick taken by Damian Batt.

62:51

Shot from 25 yards from Simon Ferry. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

61:43

Paul Caddis delivers the ball, Paul Benson takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

60:45

Short corner taken by Matt Ritchie.

57:14

Lee Cox on for Jonathan Smith.

56:15

Corner taken left-footed by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line, Paul Benson takes a shot. Save by Damian Batt.

54:45

Shot by Luke Rooney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

54:15

The referee blows for offside against Scott Rendell. Alan McCormack takes the indirect free kick.

52:41

Luke Rooney takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save.

51:35

Foul by Lee Holmes on Paul Caddis, free kick awarded. Paul Caddis takes the direct free kick.

49:44

Shot from long distance by Alan McCormack goes over the bar.

48:42

Foul by Matt Ritchie on Lee Holmes, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Anthony Tonkin.

47:53 +2.53

Shot from outside the box by Paul Caddis misses to the left of the goal.

47:23

Scott Rendell is ruled offside. Alan McCormack takes the indirect free kick.

46:12

Paul Caddis crosses the ball, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

45:24 +0.24

Matt Ritchie is booked.

42:09

The ball is sent over by Paul Caddis, Jonathan Smith takes a shot. Ryan Clarke makes a save.

41:19

The ball is crossed by Damian Batt.

38:34

Ronan Murray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.

36:24

Ronan Murray produces a cross.

33:03

A cross is delivered by Luke Rooney, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Paul Benson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

32:31

Effort from just outside the penalty area by Matt Ritchie strikes the post.

31:35

Mark Wilson goes off and Adam Chapman comes on.

30:02

Lee Holmes has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the goal.

29:00

The ball is sent over by Paul Caddis, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

26:18

Shot by Ronan Murray from a long way out goes over the target.

25:59

Damian Batt concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Rooney. Free kick taken by Alan McCormack.

25:17

Ronan Murray takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

24:45

Damian Batt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ronan Murray. Alan McCormack takes the free kick.

21:38

The ball is crossed by Matt Ritchie, Jonathan Smith produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

21:02

Short corner taken by Matt Ritchie.

20:31

Mark Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Oliver Risser. Matt Ritchie produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

19:23

Jonathan Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alessandro Cibocchi.

18:53

Long distance shot from Alessandro Cibocchi misses to the left of the goal.

18:05

Luke Rooney decides to take the corner short.

17:03

A cross is delivered by Lee Holmes, Oli Johnson scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Oxford Utd 2-0 Swindon.Lee Holmes provided the assist for the goal.

14:55

Oli Johnson fouled by Alessandro Cibocchi, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Lee Holmes, Asa Hall finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-0 Swindon.Assist by Lee Holmes.

14:19

Ronan Murray takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

12:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ronan Murray. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.

10:16

James Constable concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Devera. The referee shows James Constable a red card. Direct free kick taken by Wesley Foderingham.

9:19

Damian Batt takes a shot. Save by Wesley Foderingham.

7:18

Scott Rendell is caught offside. Wesley Foderingham takes the free kick.

6:41

Corner taken by Lee Holmes from the right by-line, Joe Devera manages to make a clearance.

6:09

Alessandro Cibocchi concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Rendell. Free kick crossed left-footed by Lee Holmes, clearance by Joe Devera.

5:13

Corner taken by Luke Rooney, clearance by Andrew Whing.

4:06

Ronan Murray has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

2:33

Effort from inside the area by Luke Rooney misses to the left of the target.

0:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Whing on Ronan Murray. Free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

Match Preview

Injury woes for Wilder Oxford manager Chris Wilder has an injury nightmare to contend with ahead of the local derby against Swindon. Wilder could be missing half-a-dozen senior players for the visit of the Robins. Midfielder Peter Leven has been ruled out of the contest with a shoulder injury and will see a specialist to determine whether he requires surgery, while captain Jake Wright is rated extremely doubtful with a back problem. Tom Craddock is still recovering from a knee complaint while fellow striker Jon-Paul Pittman's hamstring issue continues to keep him on the sidelines. Winger Alfie Potter is out for the season after breaking his ankle in training and defender Tony Capaldi has yet to make his debut for the U's after joining from Morecambe in the summer because of a succession of injuries. Adam Chapman has been recalled from his loan spell at Newport in order to add some midfield cover for the game against the npower League Two league leaders. Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio will be able to call on striker Billy Bodin. The forward missed the Robins' midweek victory over Burton because of international commitments with the Wales Under-21 set-up but returns to the matchday squad for the trip to the Kassam Stadium. However, Di Canio will continue to be without centre-back Aden Flint as he looks to lead his side to their 11th consecutive league victory. Flint has been recovering from a groin injury which at one stage looked likely to rule him out for the rest of the season. After seeing a specialist, the defender could make a comeback before the term comes to a close, but the clash with the U's will come too soon. Midfielder Jonathan Smith sustained a facial injury against Burton on Tuesday night which required several stitches, but he will not be prevented from playing this weekend.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Wilder

Oxford Utd

Formation: 442Manager: Paolo Di Canio

Swindon

  • Ryan Clarke
  • Damian Batt
  • Michael Duberry
  • Andrew Whing
  • Anthony Tonkin
  • Oli Johnson
  • Asa Hall
  • Mark Wilson
  • Lee Holmes
  • Scott Rendell
  • James Constable
  • SUBS
  • Wayne Brown
  • Adam Chapman
  • Jon-Paul Pittman
  • Harry Worley
  • Liam Davis

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Match Report

Robins run ended by rivals Oxford overcame the early dismissal of striker James Constable to end Swindon's 10-game winning streak with a 2-0 triumph in a red-hot local derby. The play-off chasing U's have now completed the double over their fierce rivals in a season which sees the clubs locked in league combat for the first time in 11 years. Constable, with 11 goals so far this term, turned down a #200,000 move to Swindon in January but was shown a red card for elbowing Luke Rooney in the 11th minute. But if they were rocked by the early setback, Chris Wilder's team refused to let it show as they recovered immediately to score twice inside a few minutes. First, Asa Hall prodded in Lee Holmes's free-kick from close range with goalkeeper Wes Foderingham caught in no-man's land. Then, barely 90 seconds later, Holmes was again the architect with some great play down the left, providing a perfect low cross that Oli Johnson tapped in at the far post. Oxford keeper Ryan Clarke saved smartly at the feet of Ronan Murray and from Matt Ritchie's 25-yard free-kick as the npower League Two leaders tried to make use of their extra man. But Swindon only had themselves to blame as they squandered further opportunities. Rooney scuffed a shot into the side-netting at the far post following Murray's cross, before the latter made a mess of his strike on goal after charging down Clarke's clearance. As Swindon pressed, Simon Ferry smashed a fierce 20-yard drive against the inside of the post, and in the second half Clarke saved several efforts from Rooney before Paul Benson headed straight at him from a corner. But Oxford rode out the danger superbly with just 10 men to deny Paolo Di Canio's Robins any consolation.

Form Guide

    DDWDWD
  • Oxford Utd
  • VS
  • Swindon
  • WWWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Swindon
  • 1 - 2
  • Oxford Utd
  • 21/08/2011

Top Scorers

Oxford Utd

  • J Constable 11
  • P Leven 5
  • M Duberry 3
  • S Heslop 3
  • J Pittman 3
  • L Davis 2
  • A Potter 2
  • O Johnson 2
  • P McLaren 1
  • T Craddock 1
  • S Rendell 1
  • D Batt 1
  • A Hall 1

Swindon

  • M Ritchie 9
  • A Connell 8
  • P Benson 6
  • R De Vita 4
  • J Smith 3
  • P Caddis 2
  • R Murray 2
  • B Bodin 2
  • A McCormack 1
  • O Risser 1
  • J Devera 1
  • S Ferry 1
  • A Flint 1
  • L Rooney 1

Goals

Oxford Utd

    • Total goals 75
    • Goals per game 44
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swindon

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 56
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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