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U's pile misery on Bulls: Match Review

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Oxford gained their second league win of the season when they condemned Hereford to their fourth consecutive defeat in League Two.

A goal in each half from James Constable and Tom Craddock clinched Oxford's victory.

Hereford have now gone over 10 hours without scoring since winning at Crewe on the opening day of the season.

Oxford were the more positive side in the early stages with Craddock heading a cross from Constable straight at goalkeeper Adam Bartlett.

Hereford responded with Joe Colbeck drilling the ball past the Oxford far post before Josh Payne lashed a 30-yard drive over the Bulls' bar at the other end.

Bartlett also saved a powerful 25-yard drive from Asa Hall as Oxford piled on the pressure and he made three more saves to deny Constable before the striker put Oxford in front in the 35th minute.

Matt Green broke clear on the right before releasing the ball to Constable, who beat Bartlett from close range at the second attempt.

After the break Craddock went close to increasing Oxford's lead when he turned the ball past the Hereford post from a corner by Ben Purkiss.

Craddock however clinched Oxford's victory in the 65th minute when he lashed a 15-yard shot into the roof of the Hereford net.

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James Constable
Josh Payne
Oxford Utd
Football
Ben Purkiss
Tom Craddock
League Two
Asa Hall
Joe Colbeck
Adam Bartlett
Middlesbrough

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