If you thought Simon Heslop's goal on Saturday was good, tonight's was even better. By a country mile.

And his eighth-minute blockbuster was the catalyst that gave Oxford United a vital three points and gives them the perfect filip ahead of Sunday's giant derby clash with Swindon.

The strike oozed class - and for the first time this season, U's boss Chris Wilder will be pleased of the contribution of the referee!

Paul McLaren's attempted pass rebounded off the backside of official Roger East, but was picked up by Asa Hall. His pass to Heslop saw the midfielder under pressure 35 yards out, but what a way to respond - by lashing home an unstoppable, dipping effort that flew over Ben Smith and into the top corner.

It was a simply sensational strike, not out of place in many divisions above this.

And United's second goal seven minutes after the break was well-worked too.

Hall's header set James Constable free, and he unselfishly tried to feed the unmarked Lewis Guy in front of goal.

His attempted pass was blocked, but when the ball rebounded back to him, Constable again tried to play in the on-loan striker - this time getting the pass spot-on, Guy side-footing home from ten yards.