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Stat Pack: Oxford United

3 October 2013

A look at past meetings with Oxford United

Southend United head to the Kassam Stadium this weekend looking to improve on the 2-0 defeat they suffered in League 2 there last season.

Of course, Blues re-visited the Kassam earlier this year, as they won 5-3 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

In the league fixture last season, Tom Craddock scored twice as Oxford ensured Blues’ poor start to the season continued.

Michael Timlin was sent off in the 27th minute leaving Bleus to face an uphill battle for over an hour.

The ten-men were undone in the 54th minute by Craddock, before he sealed the win in the 87th minute.

That was Oxford’s first win against Blues at home since September 2005, when they won 2-1.

Blues have come out on top in eight of the last nine meetings between the sides in all competitions, with Blues winning three times at the Kassam.

The last time the two sides met was at Roots Hall in February when Ryan Leonard’s late header earned Blues all three points.

In total, Blues have won 18 times against Oxford, with the Yellows winning on 19 occasions. There have been five draws between the two sides, with the last coming back in 2007 in an FA Cup tie.

Oxford currently sit second in League 2 with one win, two draws and a defeat from their opening four home games.

Teams the last time we face Oxford United:

Blues: Smith; Clohessy, Phillips, Cresswell, Barker; Laird, Spillane, Timlin, Hurst; Corr, Assombalonga.
Subs: Reeves, Leonard, Lavery, Bentley, Straker, Eastwood, Prosser.

Oxford United: McCormick; Batt, Raynes, Wright, O’Brien; Potter, Chapman, Leven, Rigg; Constable, Richards.
Subs: Smalley, Davis, Crocombe, Heslop, Capaldi, Worley, Parker.

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