Oxford United 3 - 0 Mansfield Town

Match info: League Two at The Kassam Stadium

Date: 15/02/2014 KO: 15:00 Ref: Att: 5,108

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Oxford Utd

David Connolly 27
Nicky Wroe 53
Deane Smalley 69



FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: February 15 2014, 18:12 GMT

Oxford equalled their biggest home win of the season with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Mansfield at The Kassam.

David Connolly: Opened the scoring
David Connolly: Opened the scoring

The U's are now unbeaten in five games under Mickey Lewis, and they simply had too much firepower for the Stags as they consolidated their place in League Two's top three.

Former Republic of Ireland striker David Connolly struck in the 27th minute, and Nicky Wroe and Deane Smalley added further goals after the break.

Connolly, on loan from Portsmouth, had found the net when coming off the bench in Oxford's previous home game against Wimbledon.

This time he was handed a start, and he repaid the faith of Lewis, who opted for a very attacking line-up that included four centre forwards, by opening the scoring with a low shot on the turn past keeper Alan Marriott.

Preston loanee Wroe then doubled the home side's lead with a superb 25-yard drive into the top corner in the 53rd minute.

Mansfield had been the better side until Connolly's breakthrough, but they could not beat goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.

Clarke made two smart saved from Stags' top scorer Sam Clucas in the first half, and after the break stopped efforts from Lee Stevenson and Ryan Tafazolli.

Smalley wrapped up a comfortable win by netting from close range in the 68th minute after James Constable's shot had come back off the post.