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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39