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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 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39