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Sep 6, 2015 at 12.15pm UK at Memorial Stadium
Bristol Rovers
Oxford UtdOxford United

Clarke (17')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Roofe (62')
Sercombe (59')

Result: Kemar Roofe strike gives Oxford United win

A second-half strike from Kemar Roofe hands Oxford United a 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers in League Two.

Oxford United have maintained their unbeaten start to the season, claiming a 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers in League Two, despite both sides finishing with 10 men on the pitch.

The home side were dealt a blow early on when Ollie Clarke was sent off just over quarter of an hour into the tie for a late challenge on Danny Rose.

With the man advantage, Oxford soon started to dominate the possession, but created few chances before half time, with Ryan Taylor heading over, before Liam Sercombe and Alexander MacDonald both missed the target.

Rovers tried to catch the visitors out with a quick attack at the start of the second half, with Chris Lines unleashing a long-range drive just moments after the restart, but his finish was straight at the keeper.

Oxford were also reduced to 10 men just before the hour mark as Sercombe picked up his second booking of the match for tripping Matty Taylor as he tried to break into the Oxford box.

Despite the sending off, Oxford were ahead just three minutes later when Pat Hoban crossed the ball in to Kemar Roofe on the edge of the box, leaving him to rifle the ball into the top corner from 20 yards out.

Roofe had a chance to repay the favour soon after as he delivered a free kick into the box for Hoban, but his header was punched clear by the keeper.

The hosts pushed for a late equaliser with Lee Brown setting up Tom Parkes for a header, which was saved, before Parkes saw his low finish go just wide a couple of minutes later, while Lines blasted another long-range effort high.

The result leaves Oxford fourth in the table, three points behind leaders Leyton Orient, while Rovers sit 10th.

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