Oxford United took a huge step towards a trip to Wembley in the Johnstones’ Paint Trophy Final after recording an excellent 2-0 victory over League 1 club Millwall at The New Den in the Southern Area Final First Leg.

The U’s made a mockery of the league tables as they beat a Millwall team a division above themselves sitting in the top half of League 1.

The result added further fuel to their promotion credentials and many are surely now starting to believe that Oxford United can be a substantial force next season should they gain promotion from League 2.

Once again it was a case of the Kemar Roofe show for Michael Appleton’s side as one of League 2’s hottest young prospects lit up the match scoring a first half double to leave Oxford United just 90 minutes from Wembley.

The first goal saw the midfielder capitalise on an error from Millwall keeper David Forde while the second goal showed Roofe’s predatory instincts as the youngster netted from close range.

Steve Morison and Jed Wallace both spurned good chances for the home side but it is Oxford United who now take a 2-0 lead into the second leg at The Kassam Stadium.

The win caps off an excellent few days for Michael Appleton’s side having dumped Premier League side Swansea City out of the FA Cup on Sunday.


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