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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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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13