A goal in each half brought Oxford a 2-0 win over Tranmere in the battle of the bottom two clubs in League Two.
Boss Michael Appleton hailed Oxford's powers of recovery after they won their crucial basement battle with Tranmere.
Tranmere Rovers have appointed Micky Adams as their new manager.
Former Tranmere boss John Aldridge has urged his former club to appoint Dave Jones to the managerial vacancy at Prenton Park.
Struggling League Two club Tranmere have sacked manager Rob Edwards after just five months in charge.
Bottom-of-the-table Tranmere are currently too "easy" to play against, according to under-pressure manager Rob Edwards.
Rob Edwards admitted Tranmere Rovers had hit rock bottom in more ways than one after Reuben Reid's goal saw them lose 1-0 to Plymouth
Plymouth inflicted further misery on Tranmere as a 1-0 defeat extended Tranmere Rovers' run of league matches without a win to seven.
Preston travel to Oldham, while Bristol City host AFC Wimbledon in the pick of the games in the JPT quarter-final draw.
Goal-shy Tranmere have increased their attacking arsenal with the acquisition of George Barker on a one-month loan from Swindon.
Manager Keith Curle was pleased with Carlisle's performance in the 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat to Tranmere.
Rob Edwards has urged his struggling Tranmere players to take confidence from their JPT penalty shootout win over Carlisle.
Ben Davies was the hero as Tranmere booked their place in the third round of the JPT with a 5-4 penalty win over Carlisle.
Rob Edwards has conceded he is feeling the heat at Tranmere, but insists any manager would have faced an uphill task at Prenton Park.
David Flitcroft was delighted with how Bury bounced back to win 2-0 at home to Tranmere and return to the top of League Two.
Bury returned to the top of League Two after claiming a 2-0 home win against Tranmere Rovers.
Rob Edwards is determined to sort out a goal drought which has seen Tranmere Rovers score just once in their last four fixtures.
Carlisle manager Keith Curle oversaw a much-needed 1-0 victory over Tranmere in his first game in charge, much to relief of the fans.
David Amoo earned Carlisle their first three points of the season as they saw off Tranmere 1-0 to end a dismal 15-game winless run.
Matt Hill may not play again for Tranmere until March after going under the knife to cure his Achilles injury.
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