Date: 16th August 2006 at 6:29pm
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YEMI Odubade scored a vital winner for Oxford United at Dagenham after the U’s played seventy minutes with ten men.

Barry Quinn was sent off in the 22nd minute for a professional foul after pulling back Paul Rainforth just outside the box, who was clear through on goal.

Oxford defended resolutely throughout the game and the defence once again stood tall and the Daggers were allowed few chances.

On the half hour mark Dagenham almost opened the scoring after Sam Saunders was allowed to get a firece shot in. from ten yards but Billy Turley made himself big and made a good save with his legs.

At half time Jim Smith decided to replace Eddie Hutchinson with Chris Hargreaves and also sacrificed Andy Burgess for the pacey Odubade. It was a brave move but one that turned out to win the U’s the game.

In the 57th minute Oxford scored the winner after Rob Duffy knocked down a Matt Day throw and squared the ball to Odubade inside the box for the little man to knock the ball home. It was a great move and showed the quality that United have in their team.

Dagenham did have one further chance in the 68th minute when Rainworth unleashed a vicious shot from 25 yards that was brilliantly turned over the bar by Turley.

The U’s then had to withstand endless waves of attacks for the Daggers but their defence held firm and secured Jim Smith back-to-back Conference victories.

 

One Reply to “United win again”

  • What a game and I can’t believe Oxford came from behind to win a game this sort of thing just doesn;t normally happen!

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