Keeper Clarke the hero for U's

Oxford advanced into the Johnstone's Paint Trophy southern area semi-finals 3-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Plymouth.

Last Updated: 04/12/12 at 23:14

Clarke: Saved two penalties

Clarke: Saved two penalties

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Alex MacDonald, who will now return to Burnley following the end of his loan stay in Devon, curled in a scorching free-kick from the left-hand touchline in the 20th minute to give the home side the lead, an right-footed effort that gave Clarke little chance.

Oxford equalised in the 62nd minute through target man James Constable after home keeper Rene Gilmartin flapped away a cross under pressure from Sean Rigg. The ball spun to 55th minute substitute Constable, who looped his header over Gilmartin, and in.

In an open quarter final tie, watched by 2383, Plymouth right back Durrell Berry smashed a 20-yard shot off a post in the 16th minute, not long after Gilmartin had to race out of goal to clear from Oxford attacker Rigg.

Plymouth were reduced to 10 men when Berry received his second yellow card for with six minutes to go before the shoot-out ensued.

Oxford slotted in all three of their penalties with Rigg, Adam Chapman and then Liam Davis all finding the back of the net. But after Rhys Griffiths scored the first penalty of the shoot-out Argyle trio Andres Gurrieri, Jamie Lowry and finally Maxime Blanchard all failed to convert from 12 yards.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Thursday, 29 January 2015
19:45
Bristol C 1-1 Gillingham  
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Walsall 0-0 Preston Report
Wednesday, 07 January 2015
Preston 0-2 Walsall  
Tuesday, 06 January 2015
19:30
Gillingham 2-4 Bristol C Report
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
19:45
Notts Co 0-1 Preston Report
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Bristol C 2-0 Coventry Report
Tuesday, 09 December 2014
Tranmere 2-2 Walsall Report
19:30
Doncaster 0-1 Notts Co Report
Saturday, 06 December 2014
15:00
Gillingham 1-0 Leyton Or  
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
19:45
Oldham 2-2 Preston  

Footer 365

Premier League: Nigel Pearson insists his players must forget about their win against Manchester United

Nigel Pearson has been trying to make Leicester forget about their Manchester United win ever since they beat them 5-3.

Transfer news: Andre Schurrle nears Chelsea exit after agreeing personal terms with Wolfsburg

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is closing on a move back to Germany after agreeing to personal terms with Wolfsburg.

Premier League: Roberto Mancini could make a return to English football

Roberto Mancini has not ruled out a return to Manchester City in the future.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company