THE Oxford Mail player ratings after Oxford United sealed their place in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 2-0 win at home to Grimsby Town.

JAMES BEADLE

Made a crucial save to thwart Donovan Wilson just before U’s scored their second – 7.5

FIN STEVENS

In the team despite confusion over eligibility, but that to one side in a solid performance – 7

ELLIOTT MOORE

A rock at the back, winning headers and blocks as and when required – 7.5

JORDAN THORNILEY

Recapturing his form after appearing rusty when thrown back into the team last weekend – 7

CIARON BROWN

Offered a threat going forward, particularly in the first half, and was always an option on the left – 7

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MARCUS MCGUANE

In the right place at the right time to open the scoring. Strong display in the midfield – 7.5

CAMERON BRANNAGAN

Clever assist for Billy Bodin header, to round off a very mature performance – 7.5

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STAN MILLS

A constant threat on the right wing, either by going round the outside of his marker or cutting inside. MAN OF THE MATCH – 8

RUBEN RODRIGUES

Came close with a shot, but discipline let him down and led to his early withdrawal. BOOKED – 6

JOSH MURPHY

Has a point to prove and seems determined to show his ability. Brilliant run in the lead-up to opening goal – 8

MARK HARRIS

Seemingly lacking confidence in front of goal but still offers much off the ball – 6.5

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SUBSTITUTES

Billy Bodin (for Rodrigues, 46)

Got the important second goal and was a threat in the penalty box – 7.5

Tyler Goodrham (for Mills, 68)

Went close with a stinging long-range effort – 7

Marcus Browne (for Murphy, 68)

Lasted just 12 minutes on his return from injury – N/A

Gatlin O’Donkor (for Browne, 80)

Josh McEachran (for Harris, 84)

Unused: Eastwood, Negru, Gorrin, Smyth.

Substitutes who come on after the 75th minute do not get a rating.