Crawley Town 1, Oxford United 5: A fan’s view

Crawley Town v Oxford United. Picture by Dylan Boorer

Crawley Town v Oxford United. Picture by Dylan Boorer

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Oxford United’s dream of promotion is coming closer to reality as they thrashed Crawley Town 5-1.

Michael Appleton’s side are now four points clear of the play-off zone with five games remaining.

Crawley Town v Oxford United. Picture by Dylan Boorer

Crawley Town v Oxford United. Picture by Dylan Boorer

Initially there were no signs of Crawley being overwhelmed as Joe McNerney put his side ahead with a great right-footed shot but Oxford’s Chris Maguire levelled the scorings five minutes before half time.

However, in the second half Oxford began to dominate and fantastic finishes from O’Dowda and Sercombe put the visitors ahead.

Things got worse for Crawley as they gave away a penalty that was scored by Maguire.

A few home fans started to leave in the 85th minute when Oxford’s Waring scored to put his side 5-1 up.

Crawley Town v Oxford United. Picture by Dylan Boorer

Crawley Town v Oxford United. Picture by Dylan Boorer

Crawley are now without a win since early March and home fans hope Crawley will notch one up in their remaining games against Carlisle and Barnet.

Manager Mark Yates stated after the match that it was very depressing and he thanked his keeper Rose because Oxford could of scored a couple more.

Oxford remain second after the win but Crawley drop to 17th and although they are safe from relegation, they need to try and finish on a high.

Crawley travel to Wimbledon next Saturday and Oxford host Luton hoping they can get three more points.

Read Ollie Berry’s match report here

Dylan Boorer, 13, is a Crawley Town fan, aspiring sports journalist and Oakwood School student.

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