Oxford United 4-0 Port Vale: Bodin and Taylor doubles blow away The Valiants

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Oxford United’s 4-0 win over Port Vale on Saturday, was hard fought at Kassam Stadium. Both teams arrived on the back of wins. Oxford United were looking to pick up points, following a 3-1 victory against Bolton Wanderers. Port Vale were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against Lincoln City in their last match. both teams are now on 23 points and sit in 12th and 15th places respectively after 18 matches.

Oxford United started the match strongly, when Billy Bodin opened the rout in the 10th minute. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Matty Taylor, at 27 minutes. The first half ended 2-0.

Oxford United once more applied the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Billy Bodin found the net once more, at 62 minutes. Oxford United then scored again and increased their lead thanks to a second effort from Matty Taylor in the 66th minute to make it 4-0.

Substitutions for Oxford United included Alex Gorrin, Tyler Goodhram, Jodi Jones, Gatlin O Donkor and Steve Seddon for Marcus McGuane, James Henry, Marcus Browne, Matty Taylor and Billy Bodin, respectively. Port Vale brought on Ademipo Odubeko, Ben Garrity, Dennis Politic, Lewis Cass and David Worrall for Samson Robinson, Tom Pett, Daniel Butterworth, William Forrester and Gavin Massey.

There were bookings for James Henry from Oxford United, and Samson Robinson, Tom Conlon and Ellis Harrison, for Port Vale.

Oxford United next face Forest Green Rovers while Port Vale are at home to Charlton Athletic.

Technical card:
Oxford United:Billy Bodin (Steve Seddon, min.86), Matty Taylor (Gatlin O Donkor, min.78), James Henry (Tyler Goodhram, min.68), Marcus McGuane (Alex Gorrin, min.68) and Marcus Browne (Jodi Jones, min.78)
Port Vale:Samson Robinson (Ademipo Odubeko, min.60), Tom Conlon, Tom Pett (Ben Garrity, min.60), Daniel Butterworth (Dennis Politic, min.60), William Forrester (Lewis Cass, min.80), Gavin Massey (David Worrall, min.80) and Ellis Harrison
Stadium:Kassam Stadium
Goals:Billy Bodin (1-0, min. 10), Matty Taylor (2-0, min. 27), Billy Bodin (3-0, min. 62) and Matty Taylor (4-0, min. 66)