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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 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27