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  • English League 2
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • St James Park
  • Attendance: 4,437
ExeterExetervOxfordOxford
1
  • Cureton, pen 67
3
  • Constable, 18
  • Constable, 50
  • Leven, 52

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Match ends, Exeter City 1, Oxford United 3.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Oxford United 3.

90 mins:Substitution, Oxford United. Jake Forster-Caskey replaces Peter Leven.

89 mins:Jamie Reid (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86 mins:Foul by Steve Tully (Exeter City).

86 mins:Josh Parker (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Attempt blocked. Peter Leven (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82 mins:Daniel Coles (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82 mins:Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

82 mins:Alfie Potter (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Reid (Exeter City) header from outside the box is too high.

78 mins:Foul by Damien Batt (Oxford United).

78 mins:Jamie Reid (Exeter City) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Tony Capaldi (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76 mins:Foul by Tony Capaldi (Oxford United).

76 mins:Kevin Amankwaah (Exeter City) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

73 mins:Offside, Exeter City. Jamie Cureton tries a through ball, but Jamie Cureton is caught offside.

72 mins:Foul by Peter Leven (Oxford United).

72 mins:Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Parker replaces Tom Craddock.

67 mins:Goal! Exeter City 1, Oxford United 3. Jamie Cureton (Exeter City) converts the penalty with a.

66 mins:Penalty conceded by Damien Batt (Oxford United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

65 mins:Corner, Exeter City.

64 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Reid (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Reid (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

59 mins:Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

59 mins:Tom Craddock (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

57 mins:Substitution, Exeter City. Kevin Amankwaah replaces Alan Gow.

57 mins:Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Liam Sercombe.

57 mins:Substitution, Exeter City. Jamie Reid replaces John O'Flynn.

56 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Craddock (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

52 mins:Goal! Exeter City 0, Oxford United 3. Peter Leven (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Rigg.

50 mins:Goal! Exeter City 0, Oxford United 2. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

49 mins:Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

49 mins:Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Oxford United 1.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Oxford United 1.

45+3 mins:Corner, Exeter City.

45+1 mins:Offside, Exeter City. Jamie Cureton tries a through ball, but Jamie Cureton is caught offside.

41 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

38 mins:Foul by Tony Capaldi (Oxford United).

38 mins:Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Offside, Exeter City. Steve Tully tries a through ball, but Steve Tully is caught offside.

33 mins:Substitution, Oxford United. Tony Capaldi replaces Liam Davis.

31 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Coles (Exeter City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Alan Gow.

30 mins:Corner, Exeter City.

29 mins:Offside, Oxford United. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

27 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

27 mins:Attempt blocked. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Craddock (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

18 mins:Goal! Exeter City 0, Oxford United 1. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Craddock.

17 mins:Corner, Oxford United.

16 mins:Foul by Steve Tully (Exeter City).

16 mins:Liam Davis (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Attempt saved. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

13 mins:Offside, Oxford United. Liam Davis tries a through ball, but Liam Davis is caught offside.

11 mins:Corner, Exeter City.

10 mins:Attempt blocked. Alan Gow (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

10 mins:Foul by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).

10 mins:Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Jamie Cureton (Exeter City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

7 mins:Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

6 mins:Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

6 mins:Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Coles (Exeter City) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Gow with a cross.

4 mins:Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

4 mins:Alfie Potter (Oxford United) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • St James Park
  • Attendance: 4,437
ExeterExetervOxfordOxford
1
  • Cureton, pen 67
3
  • Constable, 18
  • Constable, 50
  • Leven, 52

match report

Exeter City's woeful home form continued as Oxford United cruised to a 3-1 win at St James' Park on Boxing Day.

The home side started well and created some decent chances to go in front in the League Two clash.

The best of those saw Jamie Cureton crash a volley against the underside of the crossbar, but for all their early dominance, Paul Tisdale's men could not break the deadlock.

As it was, Oxford scored with their first genuine attack. Exeter were slow to react in midfield and when Tom Craddock lobbed the ball forward, James Constable shrugged of his marker and turned well before lashing a shot past the static Artur Krysiak.

Craddock and Constable both missed great chances to double Oxford's lead, but the U's wrapped up the points with two quick goals shortly after half-time. Constable capitalised on Pat Baldwin's poor header to roll in the second from 18 yards and Peter Leven drilled a fine low short into the far corner from similar range.

Exeter pulled one back on 67 minutes when Cureton netted from the spot after a handball by Damian Batt.

team line-up

1Artur Krysiak
2Steve Tully
6Daniel Coles
4Scott Bennett
5Pat Baldwin
3Craig Woodman
8Matt Oakley
7Liam Sercombe57
19John O'Flynn57
10Alan Gow57
12Jamie Cureton

substitutes

16Kevin Amankwaah57
24Rhys Evans
23Aaron Dawson
11Arron Davies
35Jamie Reid57
37Jordan Moore-Taylor
22Jimmy Keohane57

referee

Brendan Malone

team line-up

1Ryan Clarke
4Michael Raynes
6Jake Wright
2Damien Batt
14Sean Rigg
26Liam Davis33
19Lee Cox
20Peter Leven90
29Tom Craddock71
15Alfie Potter
9James Constable

substitutes

22Harry Worley
5Michael Duberry
17Tony Capaldi33
18Jake Forster-Caskey90
21Wayne Brown
28Tyrone Marsh
25Josh Parker71

referee

Brendan Malone

match stats

possession %4851
shots on target63
shots off target43
corners43
tackles won00
offsides32