Oxford strike late for victory

  • Last Updated: December 14 2013, 19:34 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in Sky Bet League 2.

Oxford enjoy the 2-1 victory over Dagenham.
Oxford enjoy the 2-1 victory over Dagenham.

Oxford struck late to beat Dagenham and Redbridge 2-1 and stay top of the Sky Bet League 2 table.

Dave Kitson's 90th-minute winner stole the spoils for the hosts, after James Constable's early goal.

Rhys Murphy's strike had Dagenham on level terms at the break, but Kitson's late finish ensured Oxford kept the chasing Chesterfield and Fleetwood at bay in the standings.

Both Oxford's closest challengers pulled off good wins, Chesterfield accounting for Plymouth 2-0 and Fleetwood were 2-1 winners at Rochdale.

Team Score Team
Bury 1 - 1 Northamptn
Morecambe 2 - 1 Bristol R
Burton Alb 1 - 1 York City
Portsmouth 0 - 2 Newport
Torquay 1 - 0 Southend
AFC W'don 0 - 0 Mansfield
Wycombe 1 - 1 Scunthorpe
Rochdale 1 - 2 Fleetwood
Chesterfld 2 - 0 Plymouth
Cheltenham 2 - 2 Hartlepool
Accrington 2 - 3 Exeter
Oxford Utd 2 - 1 Dag + Red

Matt Brown's ninth-minute goal and Marc Richards' penalty were enough to see Chesterfield home.

Mark Roberts had to rescue Fleetwood with an 84th-minute winner at Rochdale.

Antoni Sarcevic's penalty opened the scoring for the visitors, before Scott Hogan equalised for Rochdale.

Newport's 2-0 win at Portsmouth leaves them fourth, sneaking them ahead of Scunthorpe and Burton on goal difference.

Adam Chapman and Michael Flynn claimed the goals that guided Newport home.

Scunthorpe missed the chance to jump as high as second, dropping two points in a 1-1 draw at Wycombe.

Deon Burton's 49th-minute strike looked to have Scunthorpe on course for victory, especially when Wycombe had Josh Scowen sent off after 70 minutes.

But Leon Johnson's last-gasp equaliser denied the visitors the opportunity to stake a place among the automatic promotion berths.

Billy Kee had to rescue a 1-1 draw for Burton against York, and spare team-mate Shane Cansdell-Sherriff's blushes.

Defender Cansdell-Sherriff put through his own net midway through the first half, and Burton needed Kee to salvage a point with less than 20 minutes to play.

Torquay ground out an impressive 1-0 home victory over Southend, but still remain bottom of the table.

Despite now matching Northampton's 18 points, Torquay stay at the bottom thanks to their inferior goal difference.

John Marquis' goal five minutes into the second half was enough for the win.

Padraig Amond and Jack Redshaw bagged second-half goals as Morecambe came from behind to beat Bristol Rovers 2-1.

John-Joe O'Toole had fired Rovers into the lead on the half hour but the hosts hit back to climb to ninth in the table.

Tom Nichols' two goals in five minutes had Exeter City in early control at Accrington Stanley, and Alan Gow added a third before the break.

Peter Murphy and Kal Naismith brought Accrington back into the match but Exeter held out for the 3-2 victory.

Mansfield avoided a club-record seven straight defeats, but still could not claim victory.

AFC Wimbledon were equally ineffective in front of goal, with the clash ending 0-0.

Cheltenham surrendered a two-goal lead at home to draw 2-2 with Hartlepool.

Jermaine McGlashan and Kemar Roofe fired the hosts into a healthy half-time lead, only for Jonathan Franks to strike twice after the break.

Chris Hackett's missed penalty proved costly as Northampton could only draw 1-1 at Bury.

Daniel Nardiello's spot kick gave Bury the lead, before Dean Howell put through his own net to bring Northampton level.

Just before the break Hackett had that chance to put Northampton ahead, but could not convert.


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