Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander hailed a battling display as his side ran out 3-0 winners over in-form Oxford.

Jamille Matt and Ryan Crowther both scored their first npower League Two goals for the club before substitute Jon Parkin added a late third as Fleetwood put back to back defeats firmly behind them.

Alexander said: "We wanted to improve on our last performance at home and we certainly did that. We wanted to be more competitive and I think we got the rewards for the effort we pit in.

"Every one of the lads was fantastic today and the result was deserved. It was a hard-working, intense and professional performance. We want to get the basics in place and that includes teamwork and a team ethic and we've seen that."

Oxford boss Chris Wilder admitted his side had made a number of defensive mistakes.

He said: "I'm not so sure about the scoreline.

"We've played a massive part in our own downfall and the goals we have conceded have been ridiculous.

"At any level if you make mistakes like that you're going to be punished and we have been and rightly so. We've not done enough."