Date: 24th February 2016 at 5:58pm
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Exeter’s League 2 season continued with a defeat against Oxford at St James Park on Tuesday.

The chances of Exeter making the play-offs just became slimmer, whereas Oxford’s automatic promotion chances increased with them seeing off the Grecians four-one.

In his 500th-match in charge of Exeter the opening hour was one to forget for Paul Tisdale with Cheyenne Dunkley opening the scoring early on and Alexander MacDonald adding the fourth after a Jordan Bowery double.

Alex Nicholls got a late consolation Exeter but that was all it was.

These were the other results.

Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Accrington 3-2 Notts County
Wimbledon 1-0 Carlisle
Barnet 1-0 Portsmouth
Exeter 1-4 Oxford Utd
Yeovil 0-0 Plymouth
York 1-2 Northampton

Champions elect Northampton (two-one) continue their near relentless march to promotion with another win to further extend the club record when they won at relegation threatened York.

Oxford’s (four-one) win at Exeter saw the U’s top three bid going again after this had stalled, the St James Park defeat was another nail in the Grecians coffin as far as a play-off place being secured goes.

Accrington (three-two) won against Notts County to keep the pressure on the top three with Plymouth (nil-nil) dropping point when held to a draw by relegation threatened Yeovil, which is what they did to Portsmouth at the weekend.

Pompey’s (one-nil) own promotion effort were dealt a huge blow by a defeat at Barnet to keep their poor run of form going and, at the moment, them looking like they might even miss the play-offs with this something Wimbledon (one-nil) could well achieve with the Dons’ fine form continuing against a possible play-off rival Carlisle.

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