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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 5,403) 20th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Deadman

Oxford Utd Oxford United vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

Oxford Utd 5

T Craddock (12, 23, 36, 71)
A Potter (78)

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In-form Craddock flattens Stanley

Last Updated: 20/10/12 7:16pm

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Craddock (c): Brilliant individual display

Craddock (c): Brilliant individual display

Tom Craddock hit four goals in a brilliant individual display as Oxford romped home 5-0 to hand Accrington a third consecutive defeat.

Craddock struck a first-half hat-trick, his first for the U's, inside 24 minutes, and doubled his tally for the season with a fourth 19 minutes from time.

Strike partner James Constable held the ball up well to allow Craddock to drive in the opener after 12 minutes, the shot flying in under keeper Ian Dunbavin's body.

It was one-way traffic in Oxford's favour and only a matter of time before further goals came in Saturday's League Two clash at the Kassam Stadium. Craddock cleverly took the ball away from Dunbavin on the left edge of the box and, with no one coming in to close him down, he drilled a low shot between the beleaguered keeper and his near post.

The 26-year-old striker then completed his hat-trick after 36 minutes, firing high into the net from 10 yards after Constable's initial shot was blocked.

Stanley made a bit more of a fist of it in the second half and U's keeper Ryan Clarke saved from Padraig Amond. But the classy Craddock rolled in a fourth goal after 71 minutes after Constable had again done all the spadework, and Alfie Potter added a fifth at the far post moments later.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 34 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 33 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 60
4 Luton Town 33 58
5 Southend United 33 57
6 Bury 33 55
7 Newport County AFC 33 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 33 52
9 Stevenage 33 49
10 Northampton Town 33 47
11 AFC Wimbledon 33 45
12 Portsmouth 33 44
13 Morecambe 33 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 33 43
16 Cambridge United 33 41
17 Oxford United 33 38
18 Mansfield Town 33 38
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 33 37
20 Tranmere Rovers 33 34
21 Cheltenham Town 33 34
22 York City 33 33
23 Carlisle United 33 33
24 Hartlepool United 33 27