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The Memorial Stadium (ATT 7,451) 18th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Dean Mohareb

Bristol R Bristol Rovers vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Bristol R 0

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Oxford Utd 2

J Forster-Caskey (22)
A Potter (32)

Us make Pirates walk the plank

Last Updated: 19/08/12 7:05pm

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Potter: Bagged Oxford's second

Potter: Bagged Oxford's second

First-half efforts from Jake Forster-Caskey and Alfie Potter gave Oxford a 2-0 opening-day success at Bristol Rovers.

Forster-Caskey fired the visitors in front with a brilliant curling shot from the corner of the box after 21 minutes and Potter doubled the lead with a low finish after cutting in from the left 11 minutes later.

Rovers improved marginally after the break but lacked the penetration to break down a well-organised visiting defence and there were few anxious moments for Oxford goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.

Home boss Mark McGhee threw on an extra forward in Eliot Richards five minutes after the break, but his best efforts came from distance and never troubled Clarke.

Oxford passed the ball more sharply without creating many clear chances themselves and looked an efficient unit.

Rovers barely managed a worthwhile first-half effort and when Joe Anyinsah did head home after 16 minutes the flag was already up for offside.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 17 34
2 Shrewsbury Town 17 33
3 Wycombe Wanderers 17 32
4 Burton Albion 17 32
5 Plymouth Argyle 17 30
6 Bury 17 30
7 Southend United 17 28
8 Morecambe 17 26
9 Newport County AFC 17 25
10 Cambridge United 17 24
11 Stevenage 17 24
12 Exeter City 17 24
13 Portsmouth 17 23
14 AFC Wimbledon 17 23
15 Accrington Stanley 17 23
16 Cheltenham Town 17 22
17 Northampton Town 17 21
18 Oxford United 17 19
19 Mansfield Town 17 19
20 Carlisle United 17 18
21 York City 17 15
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 17 15
23 Tranmere Rovers 17 12
24 Hartlepool United 17 12