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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 5,370) 9th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Oxford Utd Oxford United vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

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Akins inspires Burton to victory

Last Updated: 12/08/14 3:35pm

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Lukas Akins: Scored on debut

Lukas Akins: Scored on debut

Oxford's opening League game ended in a 1-0 defeat to Burton at the Kassam Stadium as Lucas Akins scored on debut.

Akins, 25, who joined from Stevenage, pounced from eight yards in the 42nd minute after Stuart Beavon's powerful run past two defenders on the left carved open Oxford's defence. Both sides had five players making their debuts with Appleton giving the nod up front to England Under-19 striker Carlton Morris, on loan from Norwich, ahead of Danny Hylton, signed in the summer by previous boss Gary Waddock. The U's began brightly, with Josh Ruffels having a fierce drive parried after good interplay between Alfie Potter and the 18-year-old Morris. Dominic Knowles squandered a good chance for Burton when he mis-kicked from eight yards out, and Beavon twice forced saves from George Long. Potter went close again for Oxford when he met Joe Riley's right-wing cross with a firm header that Jon McLaughlin just managed to beat away. Burton controlled most of the second period, playing in Oxford's half as the game disappointingly petered out for the home team.
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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13

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