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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 7,746) 5th September 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Mathieson

Oxford Utd Oxford United vs Swindon Town Swindon

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Potter strike upsets Swindon

Last Updated: 05/09/12 10:54pm

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Potter: Grabbed the winner for Oxford

Potter: Grabbed the winner for Oxford

Alfie Potter was Oxford's hero as the League Two side sprung a surprise by beating last year's Johnstone's Paint Trophy runners-up Swindon 1-0.

Former Peterborough midfielder Potter came off the bench to fire an 88th-minute winner for the hosts at the Kassam Stadium.

It was Oxford's fourth successive victory over their derby rivals as Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio was again left to rue the failings of his misfiring League One side.

Beaten 4-1 by Preston on Sunday, Swindon were much the better side in an entertaining contest but squandered a hatful of chances and were punished for it.

New signing Giles Coke, Raffaele De Vita, Darren Ward and Adam Rooney all had good opportunities before the hosts broke with two minutes remaining and Potter struck.

Potter's second goal of the season was clinical as he latched on to James Constable's left-wing cross, although the winner could have been avoided with defenders Ward and Aden Flint to blame after colliding in their own box.

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