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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 6,906) 25th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Bratt

Oxford Utd Oxford United vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Oxford Utd 2

D Smalley (20, 23)

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Plymouth 1

R Williams (74)

Smalley at the double for U's

Last Updated: 25/08/12 7:16pm

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Smalley: Two-goal hero

Smalley: Two-goal hero

Deane Smalley blasted two goals in three minutes to sink Plymouth 2-1 at the Kassam Stadium and keep Oxford top of the table.

The striker has had a torrid time in front of goal for the U's, managing just two goals in 29 appearances. But he controlled Tom Craddock's cross from the left and fired past keeper Jake Cole in the 20th minute.

As Argyle were still trying to recover from that setback, Alfie Potter ran 40 yards through the middle before releasing Smalley on the right, and the centre forward drilled a shot just inside the near post.

Smalley had another effort saved, which would have given him a hat-trick, before making way at half-time for James Constable. Argyle went close with Warren Feeney's glancing header soon after the restart.

Feeney also had a goal disallowed in the first half because he strayed offside when turned in Conor Hourihane's cross from the left. But the Pilgrims did make a fight of it late on.

Substitute Robbie Willliams curled in a 25-yard free kick with 15 minutes to go for their first league goal this term. And in a late rally, Onismor Bhasera almost snatched a point for the visitors with a drive that deflected just wide.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12