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U's lose unbeaten away record in Wales

Newport County 3
3 - 2
Oxford United 2

Rodney Parade

18th Feb 2014 ko 19:45hrs

Attendance: 3,757 (away 523)

Referee:

Newport County 442:29 Parish,07 Chapman Booked (Porter - 85),15 Burge,02 Pipe,21 Anthony,06 Yakubu,08 Minshull Booked,12 Willmott,45 Howe Booked,13 Sandell,11 Zebroski (Jeffers - 85)

Substitutes:04 Porter,09 Crow,14 Jeffers,18 Jackson,19 Naylor,23 Jolley,33 Thompson

Scorers:Howe 45′ Burge 71′ Zebroski 83′

Oxford United:01 Clarke,37 Ruffels,17 Rose (Potter - 45),03 Newey Booked,19 Mullins,34 Bevans (Connolly - 77),13 Hunt,22 Wroe Booked,09 Constable,08 Kitson (Williams - 58),10 Smalley

Substitutes:11 Potter,15 Williams,18 Davies,23 Henly,24 Connolly,30 Long,38 Ashby

Scorers:Constable 14′ Potter 88′

Star Player

James Constable took his goal well and caused the Exiles defence problems.

Oxford's undefeated away record in the league came to an end in Wales against a team who are trying to get back in the promotion race.

After a good pass by Dave Kitson supplied Beano the chance to blast the U's in front which he took. Rene Howe scored a deflected goal on the stroke of half time to put the team level. At the half way stage it was probably a fair result.

A sloppy tackle by Josh Ruffles outside the box on the 71st minute let Ryan Burge score a peach of a freekick.

12 minutes later and a mix up between Johnny Mullins and Ryan Clarke let Chris Zebroski pass into a open net.

With the score at 3-1 to Newport Mickey Lewis shuffled his line up to try and get his team back in it. Alfie Potter got a late goal but to be fair the U's did not deserve anything from the game.


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Writer:Terry
Date:Wednesday February 19 2014
Time: 2:08PM

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