Goal scoring hero Ryan Ledson dedicated his 94th minute winner to the hordes of Oxford United fans who follow the team up and down – and across – the country.
The 20-year-old midfielder slotted home impressively from the edge of the penalty area to complete a dramatic 3-2 victory at Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
The winner sparked delirious scenes as Ledson, inset, who was heavily linked with a move to the Championship last month, celebrated enthusiastically with the 1,400 strong United contingent.
“You know me and the fans – we have a great relationship and that [goal] was for them,” the Scouser said.
“They come in their numbers and sing their hearts out which all the boys appreciate.”
Oxford turned down two bids from not-so-secret admirers Preston North End in the January transfer window.
The former Everton trainee, who rubbished reports of handing in a transfer request, scored his third goal of the season with the last-gasp strike.
Of the win, he said: “Performance wise we were very good. If we get the performance right the result will take care of itself.
“Maybe there were one or two mistakes and we got punished for it but we were clinical and we could have had a couple more.
“We dug in really well, which is better than what we’ve been doing in recent weeks…we just need to back it up [against Bristol Rovers on Saturday].”