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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 6,951) 1st January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: F Graham

Oxford Utd Oxford United vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenhm

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Ten and counting for Oxford

Last Updated: 01/01/13 7:04pm

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Leven: Netted from the penalty spot

Leven: Netted from the penalty spot

In-form Oxford made it 10 games unbeaten as they overcame promotion-chasing neighbours Cheltenham 1-0 in a low-key clash.

Peter Leven's penalty after 16 minutes gave Chris Wilder's team a third straight league win after Tom Craddock had his heels clipped by Sido Jombati as he raced into the penalty area.

Former Leeds and Chelsea centre-half Michael Duberry made his first start of the season following neck surgery last summer, and he and Jake Wright gave little away.

Oxford posed most of the attacking threat with Sean Rigg causing Cheltenham a lot of problems down the left.

Alfie Potter saw a 20-yard drive beaten out by 'keeper Scott Brown while both Rigg and Duberry failed to make good enough contact when presented with good opportunities in a crowded box.

Cheltenham's scoring chances were few and far between. Jermaine McGlashan broke free down the left and cut inside but his side-footed shot was comfortably saved, while in the second half Russell Penn's 30-yard drive went straight into the chest of 'keeper Ryan Clarke.

Substitute Shaun Harrad injected more urgency into the Robins and he went close with a sharp turn and drive that flew over the bar.

In stoppage time Jombati headed a free-kick just over as Town came up short at the Kassam Stadium.

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18