9:20am Monday 9th September 2013
By David Pritchard
ALFIE Potter admitted Oxford United’s 2-0 win at Burton Albion was even sweeter after suffering a hammering in the same fixture last season.
The winger broke the deadlock with a superb individual goal, before Danny Rose added a second late on to finally kill off the Brewers, who played for nearly an hour with ten men.
It stretched United’s unbeaten start to the season to six games, while inflicting a first defeat of the campaign on Burton.
It also means that the U’s have won all three league games on the road this season.
Potter was thrilled with the result, particularly as it came almost exactly a year on from a 4-0 defeat at the Pirelli Stadium.
“The boys were talking about it before,” he said.
“That was probably the most disappointing game I’ve ever played in and we weren’t going to let it happen again.
“We have a very experienced team and you can see how close everyone is on the pitch.
“Everyone works so hard for each other and if we ever get beaten like we did here last year this season, I’d be very disappointed with the squad we’ve got.”
He added: “The boys who were here last year know they were hard times when we went on a losing streak and there’s no way we’ll let it happen again.”
Potter’s third goal of the season bore a striking resemblance to his effort at Burton two seasons ago after a mazy dribble and finish.
He said: “It’s crazy, like a carbon copy. I’m delighted to score again.
“All the boys are saying the finish two years ago was better, but I’d take any goal.
“The gaffer wants me to be positive and that was in my mind. Fortunately I beat my man and got my shot away and it went in.”
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