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Spotland (ATT 3,429) 1st March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Rochdale Rochdale vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Rochdale 3

S Hogan (45, 50, 62)

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Hogan treble sees off U's

Last Updated: 01/03/14 6:08pm

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Scott Hogan: Hat-trick hero

Scott Hogan: Hat-trick hero

Scott Hogan fired in a hat-trick as Rochdale strengthened their bid for automatic promotion with a 3-0 win against Oxford at Spotland.

Hogan's goals underlined the home side's superiority and moved Keith Hill's men five points clear of the League Two play-off places.

The U's missed the first clear chance in the 21st minute. John Mullins met Danny Rose's back-post cross and saw his initial effort blocked by Josh Lillis' legs and when the ball rebounded back to him, he screwed a shot wide of the unguarded goal from four yards.

The visitors paid for that wasted chance when Jamie Allen lifted a cross to the back post for Peter Vincenti and his header was forced over the line by Hogan on the stroke of half-time.

Four minutes into the second half Hogan netted his second when he collected the ball 40 yards from goal and drifted past three defenders to go one-on-one with Oxford goalkeeper Ryan Clarke. Hogan saw his first effort blocked but seized on the rebound to double his tally.

Hogan's hat-trick came in the 62nd minute when he scuffed Michael Rose's free-kick into the corner of the net to take his tally to the season to 19 goals.

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