JAMES Henry admitted Oxford United got what they deserved, even though his late goal briefly gave the visitors hope at Blackpool.

The only positive from a rotten first half for the U’s was they only trailed 2-0, as the home side were allowed to run riot.

But a change of shape saw the visitors narrow the gap in performance and they pulled a goal back through Henry in the 89th minute.

For a moment United threatened to pinch what would have been a miraculous point, only for Kyle Vassell’s stoppage-time free-kick to seal a 3-1 win.

Henry said: “It was nice to score, but ultimately it means absolutely nothing.

“We weren’t at the races in the first half and it’s disappointing because we have been so good all season.

“We’ve played good football without sometimes picking up the results we have deserved, but here we probably didn’t deserve anything.”

Henry was also involved in a confrontation with former Millwall teammate Ryan Allsop, after the goalkeeper appeared to make the most of minimal contact with the U’s midfielder.

“I jumped out the way of him,” he said.

“Maybe I touched him in the slightest, but he started rolling round trying to get me sent off.

“I used to play with the guy as well, which is why I think I got so frustrated.”