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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 4,901) 14th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Oxford Utd Oxford United vs Dagenham & Redbridge Dag + Red

Oxford Utd 2

J Constable (8)
D Kitson (90+2)

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Dag + Red 1

R Murphy (45+2)

Kitson leaves it late for U's

Last Updated: 14/12/13 6:09pm

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Dave Kitson: The match-winner

Dave Kitson: The match-winner

Oxford retained top spot in League Two with a last gasp 2-1 win against a spirited Dagenham and Redbridge side.

A spectacular overhead kick from James Constable in the eighth minute was cancelled out by Rhys Murphy on the stroke of half time, before Dave Kitson's header in second-half injury time broke Dagenham hearts.

It was from Danny Rose's chip that United's leading scorer pounced, and did so in spectacular fashion. His perfectly executed acrobatic effort from 12 yards flew past the desperate dive of Lewington in the Dagenham goal.

The visitors mustered their first opportunity on target in the 30th minute when Zavon Hines' effort was easily dealt with by Ryan Clarke in the Oxford goal.

As half time loomed it was a clever piece of thinking from Murphy that drew his side level, the former Arsenal man chipping the ball over the stranded Clarke.

But in the dying seconds Kitson towered above the visitors' defence to power a header into the net to break Dagenham hearts.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 17 34
2 Shrewsbury Town 17 33
3 Wycombe Wanderers 17 32
4 Burton Albion 17 32
5 Plymouth Argyle 17 30
6 Bury 17 30
7 Southend United 17 28
8 Morecambe 17 26
9 Newport County AFC 17 25
10 Cambridge United 17 24
11 Stevenage 17 24
12 Exeter City 17 24
13 Portsmouth 17 23
14 AFC Wimbledon 17 23
15 Accrington Stanley 17 23
16 Cheltenham Town 17 22
17 Northampton Town 17 21
18 Oxford United 17 19
19 Mansfield Town 17 19
20 Carlisle United 17 18
21 York City 17 15
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 17 15
23 Tranmere Rovers 17 12
24 Hartlepool United 17 12