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Baldock and U's beaten in five-goal thriller

26 October 2015

George Baldock and Oxford United slipped to their first defeat in eight games in a five-goal thriller at the Kassam Stadium.

The U’s took the lead inside the opening 15 minutes through Liam Sercombe but three goals in five minutes from the visitors saw Oxford trailing by two just after the half-hour mark.

Sercombe netted his second of the afternoon five minutes before the interval to cap off a frantic first-half but it wasn’t enough for Michael Appleton’s men, who remain third in Sky Bet League 2 despite the loss.

Baldock, as he has done all season in the league, played the full 90 minutes – it was the right-back’s 17th game of 2015/16 campaign.

Elsewhere, Ben Tilney made his 10th appearance for Histon in their Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division clash away at promotion-contenders Hungerford Town.

In new boss Steve Fallon’s first game back in charge, the Stutes looked all set to earn a valuable away point but Rhys Taylor’s goal in the fifth minute of second-half stoppage time meant they left Bulpit Lane empty-handed.

The result leaves Histon inside the bottom four, one point behind Frome Town in 20th place.

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