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Barnet 0 Oxford United 2 (Constable 56, Rigg 80)

GOALS from James Constable and Sean Rigg saw a dominant Oxford United reach the FA Cup second round against a timid Barnet.

The visitors were in charge of the first round tie for most of the afternoon, but were unable to take advantage until the second half.

Constable headed the opening goal at a corner before laying on the second for Rigg, who had hit the crossbar before the break.

It was comfortably enough to see off an unambitious Barnet and seal the club's first win in the FA Cup for three years.

United made two changes to the side which started the 3-1 win at Wycombe Wanderers a week earlier.

Michael Raynes replaced the cup tied Johnny Mullins, while Jon-Paul Pittman came in for Tom Craddock, who dropped out of the squad altogether.

The substitutes included 16-year-old striker James Roberts, promoted following a goal streak for the youth team.

Barnet, bottom of npower League Two, set out to frustrate the U's from the kick-off with a five-man midfield.

It allowed United to control much of a first half in which they were on top but failed to make a breakthrough.

They almost took the lead with a fluke on eight minutes, when Andy Whing's misdirected cross hit the top of the crossbar. On the rebound Constable had a shot superbly blocked.

The striker turned provider on 19 minutes with a surge into the box. His cut back was perfect for Alfie Potter, but the winger fired wide from close range to waste a glorious chance.

It took the Bees half an hour to register any sort of attempt on goal - an Andy Yiadom shot from 30 yards which flew well over.

The only time United's defence looked flustered came eight minutes before the break.

Collins John got in behind the back four and squared for Clovis Kamdjo, whose finish was awful, flying well wide.

Rigg nearly broke the deadlock in first half stoppage time, but his vicious strike from 16 yards hit the crossbar and bounced clear.

The interval revived Barnet, who went on to enjoy a decent spell without troubling U's goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.

It was only a brief diversion and United quickly re-established their authority.

On 56 minutes the visitors finally took the lead when Constable powered in a header from a Leven corner.

It was the striker's fifth goal in five games for United against Barnet and he came close to adding another just after the hour. Collecting the ball on the left he cut inside and curled a shot just wide.

Lee Cox replaced the ineffective Pittman for the final half hour, as Potter was pushed forward.

The game was there for the taking, as United created chances almost every time they went forward.

Young goalkeeper Sam Cowler showed good reactions to twice deny Rigg, who should have done better.

The winger made amends with the crucial second goal ten minutes from time.

He owed much to Constable, who controlled the ball superbly and played in an immaculate pass for Rigg to sprint on to and coolly finish.

United comfortably saw out the closing stages to clinch a straightforward victory.

Oxford Utd: Clarke, Whing, Raynes, Wright, Capaldi, Potter, Chapman, Leven, Rigg, Pittman (Cox 63), Constable.

Unused subs: Brown, Worley, Heslop, O'Brien, Roberts, Marsh.

Barnet: Cowler, Fuller, Stephens, Fortune, Brown, Kamdjo, Byrne, Lee (Davids 73), Weston (Allen 73), Yiadom, John (Lowe 61).

Unused subs: O'Brien, Saville, Abdulla, Edgar.

Referee: Tim Robinson.

Attendance: 2,346 (834 visitors).

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5:16pm Sat 3 Nov 12

The Manager says...

Well there will not be a second round tie against Swindon well done Yellows for a cracking performance and long may it continue.
Well there will not be a second round tie against Swindon well done Yellows for a cracking performance and long may it continue. The Manager
  • Score: 6

6:04pm Sat 3 Nov 12

oldun says...

442 - why was that not seen much earlier? Well done - move on to the much much more important business of ending in the top three.
442 - why was that not seen much earlier? Well done - move on to the much much more important business of ending in the top three. oldun
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Sat 3 Nov 12

oldun says...

442 - why was that not seen much earlier? Well done - move on to the much much more important business of ending in the top three.
442 - why was that not seen much earlier? Well done - move on to the much much more important business of ending in the top three. oldun
  • Score: 4

9:20pm Sat 3 Nov 12

senior supporter says...

Wot no cynical comments from that lot down the 420? Must be a first.
Wot no cynical comments from that lot down the 420? Must be a first. senior supporter
  • Score: 3

11:11pm Sat 3 Nov 12

BigAlBiker says...

They lost, there all hiding in the dark somewhere, and if the Italian guy gets his way the players will be fined.

Hohoho
They lost, there all hiding in the dark somewhere, and if the Italian guy gets his way the players will be fined. Hohoho BigAlBiker
  • Score: 2

5:33am Sun 4 Nov 12

Megastar07 says...

Great performance
Still missing chances ,but still won
One point is our corner taking is not good enough
One good won from six and we score
Great performance Still missing chances ,but still won One point is our corner taking is not good enough One good won from six and we score Megastar07
  • Score: 0

8:38am Sun 4 Nov 12

winger whitley says...

I'm sure the noisy neighbours will be back, probably at the same time as all of the idiots calling for Wilder's dismissal. They've all gone quiet as well.
I'm sure the noisy neighbours will be back, probably at the same time as all of the idiots calling for Wilder's dismissal. They've all gone quiet as well. winger whitley
  • Score: -2

9:00am Sun 4 Nov 12

BigAlBiker says...

winger whitley wrote:
I'm sure the noisy neighbours will be back, probably at the same time as all of the idiots calling for Wilder's dismissal. They've all gone quiet as well.
No they have not, I still want him gone by Christmas.
[quote][p][bold]winger whitley[/bold] wrote: I'm sure the noisy neighbours will be back, probably at the same time as all of the idiots calling for Wilder's dismissal. They've all gone quiet as well.[/p][/quote]No they have not, I still want him gone by Christmas. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 4

6:01pm Sun 4 Nov 12

The Manager says...

Winger Whitley the Wilder idiots are still present. You surely do not think for one moment that Wilder should take the credit for the good results of late. Surely when Beano came on as sub against Gillingham around the ground came the chant BEANO BEANO . The lad must have felt ten foot tall and on hearing that Wilder must have known that to put him back on the bench would have been sheer stupidity. So he did the next best thing and sat him in front of a D V D after all it was Wilder who messed the lad up in the first place by playing him up front on his own. IF Wilder had played 4 4 2 two years ago we may now have been up with the likes of Stevenage and Swindon. Promotion or bust that is the situation for wilder. Didn't Mr. Lenegan say Beano was very much part of the plan. How right he was .
Winger Whitley the Wilder idiots are still present. You surely do not think for one moment that Wilder should take the credit for the good results of late. Surely when Beano came on as sub against Gillingham around the ground came the chant BEANO BEANO . The lad must have felt ten foot tall and on hearing that Wilder must have known that to put him back on the bench would have been sheer stupidity. So he did the next best thing and sat him in front of a D V D after all it was Wilder who messed the lad up in the first place by playing him up front on his own. IF Wilder had played 4 4 2 two years ago we may now have been up with the likes of Stevenage and Swindon. Promotion or bust that is the situation for wilder. Didn't Mr. Lenegan say Beano was very much part of the plan. How right he was . The Manager
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Sun 4 Nov 12

oldun says...

The Manager wrote:
Winger Whitley the Wilder idiots are still present. You surely do not think for one moment that Wilder should take the credit for the good results of late. Surely when Beano came on as sub against Gillingham around the ground came the chant BEANO BEANO . The lad must have felt ten foot tall and on hearing that Wilder must have known that to put him back on the bench would have been sheer stupidity. So he did the next best thing and sat him in front of a D V D after all it was Wilder who messed the lad up in the first place by playing him up front on his own. IF Wilder had played 4 4 2 two years ago we may now have been up with the likes of Stevenage and Swindon. Promotion or bust that is the situation for wilder. Didn't Mr. Lenegan say Beano was very much part of the plan. How right he was .
Spot on. We must be in the third tier next season. Our league position will look reasonable (no better) if we win our next 3 matches . 4 points from those matches would leave us in a poor position
[quote][p][bold]The Manager[/bold] wrote: Winger Whitley the Wilder idiots are still present. You surely do not think for one moment that Wilder should take the credit for the good results of late. Surely when Beano came on as sub against Gillingham around the ground came the chant BEANO BEANO . The lad must have felt ten foot tall and on hearing that Wilder must have known that to put him back on the bench would have been sheer stupidity. So he did the next best thing and sat him in front of a D V D after all it was Wilder who messed the lad up in the first place by playing him up front on his own. IF Wilder had played 4 4 2 two years ago we may now have been up with the likes of Stevenage and Swindon. Promotion or bust that is the situation for wilder. Didn't Mr. Lenegan say Beano was very much part of the plan. How right he was .[/p][/quote]Spot on. We must be in the third tier next season. Our league position will look reasonable (no better) if we win our next 3 matches . 4 points from those matches would leave us in a poor position oldun
  • Score: 0

11:15pm Sun 4 Nov 12

RocketMan says...

Hey, it seems the Scum sometimes read this website, because they get a bit bored with their own up the A420 ! Did you know that?
Well hang on a minute, it seems after getting dumped out of the FA cup this weekend by some noble lower division team called MACCLESFIELD,
ST manager Di Cano, is a none too happy bunny! He wants to fine the players for their performance! Well, of course he can't! Maybe the players are fine afterall? What is the Italian word for Angry bunny? But wait, it gets better! I mean, what better way to ultimately lose a game than have substitute Thompson put a 30 yard back pass in his own net! Gosh, well what can you say!
Hey, it seems the Scum sometimes read this website, because they get a bit bored with their own up the A420 ! Did you know that? Well hang on a minute, it seems after getting dumped out of the FA cup this weekend by some noble lower division team called MACCLESFIELD, ST manager Di Cano, is a none too happy bunny! He wants to fine the players for their performance! Well, of course he can't! Maybe the players are fine afterall? What is the Italian word for Angry bunny? But wait, it gets better! I mean, what better way to ultimately lose a game than have substitute Thompson put a 30 yard back pass in his own net! Gosh, well what can you say! RocketMan
  • Score: 0

8:35am Mon 5 Nov 12

Chish and Fips says...

RocketMan wrote:
Hey, it seems the Scum sometimes read this website, because they get a bit bored with their own up the A420 ! Did you know that?
Well hang on a minute, it seems after getting dumped out of the FA cup this weekend by some noble lower division team called MACCLESFIELD,
ST manager Di Cano, is a none too happy bunny! He wants to fine the players for their performance! Well, of course he can't! Maybe the players are fine afterall? What is the Italian word for Angry bunny? But wait, it gets better! I mean, what better way to ultimately lose a game than have substitute Thompson put a 30 yard back pass in his own net! Gosh, well what can you say!
I wouldn't build your part up too much RM, yes quite a few supporters of other teams read other teams sites.

This one lately has been a bit bland and very predictable - comments of 'CW out' and '442' seemed too be the only replies.

By contrast we have a manager who writes headlines daily, not saying they are all good or I agree with them, but it does generate some passion and anger sometimes.

I don't think we are struggling in L1 but are certainly finding the injuries a problem, so as a classic reaction to this defeat at the weekend may be an assistance in this area.

CW could get Manager of the Month - how that will go down with the non believers could be a classic.

Are you lot likely to extend Lee Cox 's loan - with respect I doubt if you could purchase him off of us.

Have a good week you lot.
[quote][p][bold]RocketMan[/bold] wrote: Hey, it seems the Scum sometimes read this website, because they get a bit bored with their own up the A420 ! Did you know that? Well hang on a minute, it seems after getting dumped out of the FA cup this weekend by some noble lower division team called MACCLESFIELD, ST manager Di Cano, is a none too happy bunny! He wants to fine the players for their performance! Well, of course he can't! Maybe the players are fine afterall? What is the Italian word for Angry bunny? But wait, it gets better! I mean, what better way to ultimately lose a game than have substitute Thompson put a 30 yard back pass in his own net! Gosh, well what can you say![/p][/quote]I wouldn't build your part up too much RM, yes quite a few supporters of other teams read other teams sites. This one lately has been a bit bland and very predictable - comments of 'CW out' and '442' seemed too be the only replies. By contrast we have a manager who writes headlines daily, not saying they are all good or I agree with them, but it does generate some passion and anger sometimes. I don't think we are struggling in L1 but are certainly finding the injuries a problem, so as a classic reaction to this defeat at the weekend may be an assistance in this area. CW could get Manager of the Month - how that will go down with the non believers could be a classic. Are you lot likely to extend Lee Cox 's loan - with respect I doubt if you could purchase him off of us. Have a good week you lot. Chish and Fips
  • Score: -1

8:46am Mon 5 Nov 12

BigOx22 says...

Everything will be ok lads. No need to keep going on about Wilder. He is the manager and that aint going to change. Get behind the lads like we always do home and away. 3 points Tuesday and I will take a point Saturday. 2 great goals.

COYY
Everything will be ok lads. No need to keep going on about Wilder. He is the manager and that aint going to change. Get behind the lads like we always do home and away. 3 points Tuesday and I will take a point Saturday. 2 great goals. COYY BigOx22
  • Score: 0

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