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Kemar Roofe savours special moment as Oxford United beat rivals Swindon Town

7 October 2015

Kemar Roofe was the man of the moment for Oxford United when they overcame fierce rivals Swindon Town 2-0 in Round 2 of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

The 22-year-old grabbed a goal either side of half-time to see the U's to a comfortable win against the Robins, who were reduced to 10 men on the half-hour mark when Jordan Turnbull saw red.

And Roofe admitted it was a magical moment in what was an electric atmosphere inside the Kassam Stadium.

“Yeah, of course [it was a special moment],” he told Yellow Player HD.

“It's all about scoring at home in front of the fans. I feel like I score more goals away from home, so it was good to get the two goals.

“As soon as you walked out, you felt it – the noise, the atmosphere. You just get that feeling, I can't really describe it.”

What a way to round up 3 games in 7 days. Quality effort from the squad. That was my favourite game of my career!!

— Kemar Roofe (@roofe39) October 6, 2015
Read more: Johnstone's Paint Trophy Round 2 player reaction

United manager Michael Appleton also reserved praise for the atmosphere on the night, which brought the best out of his players.

The result – Oxford's fifth successive win over their rivals – puts them into the draw for the Area Quarter-Final which takes place on Saturday, and Appleton joked how he wishes he could play Swindon on a more regular basis.

“It was fantastic, the place was bouncing. I wish we could play them [Swindon] every week with that atmosphere.

“I thought some of our football in the 20 minutes before half-time was breathtaking at times; it was incredible.”

Read more: Johnstone's Paint Trophy Round 2 review

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