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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 5,748) 1st February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Oxford Utd Oxford United vs AFC Wimbledon AFC W'don

Oxford Utd 2

T Newey (39)
D Connolly (56)

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AFC W'don 1

C Wyke (75)

Connolly makes instant mark

Last Updated: 01/02/14 6:55pm

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David Connolly: Scored on U's debut

David Connolly: Scored on U's debut

New signing David Connolly scored on his debut to help managerless Oxford to a 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon at the Kassam Stadium.

Left-back Tom Newey's first goal for the club gave Oxford the lead in the 39th minute and Connolly's strike gave them a two-goal advantage, meaning Charlie Wyke's goal for the Dons was a mere consolation.

Newey peeled off the near post to plant Danny Rose's corner into the top corner with a firm header to break the deadlock just before the break.

Former Republic of Ireland international Connolly, 36, who has joined the U's on loan from Portsmouth, came off the bench for the second half, and just 11 minutes in he latched onto Newey's pass and clipped a superb chip over goalkeeper Ross Worner.

The Dons, who had won their previous two games, pulled one back in the 75th minute with Wyke beating keeper Ryan Clarke from Danny Hylton's pass, after his first shot was saved.

Hylton might have snatched an equaliser in stoppage time but headed wide under pressure from five yards.

Victory brought the U's back-to-back home wins for the first time in 18 months, while the Dons are still waiting for their first point against Oxford after eight attempts.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
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