Oxford defender Michael Duberry scored two own goals and a late leveller for his side as they drew with Hereford.

The U's led when Jon-Paul Pittman scored from outside the penalty area but Duberry deflected Joe Colbeck's cross into his own net.

Oxford were pushing for a winner, with Simon Heslop forcing a good save, but the Bulls looked set for the points when Duberry headed into his own net.

But the veteran saved a point when he fired home from inside the box.

Duberry said on Twitter   afterwards: "Wow. Didn't expect an afternoon like that. Scoring the imperfect hat-trick - left foot (OG), header (OG) and right foot. Thanks for all the positive tweets and thanks for the negative ones - as through positive thinking I'll turn a negative into a positive."

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oxford United manager Chris Wilder told BBC Oxford:

"I'm happy that we didn't start lumping it and smashing it forward like other clubs do.

"We've got a principle about playing here at the club. We've created enough chances. We should have been out of sight at half-time.

"They've sat so deep, it's ridiculous. I'm not going to lump it. If they [fans] want to see that, they can go somewhere else."

Hereford manager Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"I would have said in the last 20 or 25 minutes that we would have taken a draw.

"But you get a little bit disappointed that it came down to just that one chance right at the end.

"I am slightly disappointed by ultimately I am delighted with a point as they are a very good side."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Oxford Utd

  • 01 Clarke
  • 02 Batt
  • 05 Duberry
  • 06 Wright
  • 16 Whing (Hall - 72' )
  • 08 Heslop (Craddock - 84' )
  • 20 Leven
  • 26 Davis
  • 09 Constable
  • 11 Pittman
  • 15 Potter (Johnson - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Tonkin
  • 22 Worley
  • 14 Hall
  • 19 Johnson
  • 29 Craddock

Hereford

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 02 Green Booked
  • 05 Townsend
  • 24 Stam (Clucas - 46' )
  • 04 Pell Booked
  • 06 Purdie
  • 08 Featherstone
  • 17 Colbeck
  • 34 Evans
  • 09 Arquin Booked
  • 10 Facey (Barkh'zen - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 28 Cornell
  • 11 Lunt
  • 27 Clucas
  • 21 Barkh'zen
  • 25 Elder
Ref: Williamson
Att: 6,630

Match Stats

Shots

13 6

On target

8 1

Corners

12 5

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:26 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:13

Centre by Liam Davis, clearance by Michael Townsend.

90:00 +2:49 Booking

Booking Yoann Arquin is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +2:23

Yoann Arquin concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Leven. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

90:00 +1:50

Foul by James Constable on Ryan Green, free kick awarded. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

89:15

Assist by Tom Craddock.

89:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Duberry - Oxford 2 - 2 Hereford Michael Duberry fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 2-2 Hereford.

88:04

Foul by Tom Barkhuizen on Damian Batt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Damian Batt.

87:15

Unfair challenge on Michael Townsend by Michael Duberry results in a free kick. Adam Bartlett restarts play with the free kick.

86:40

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, Will Evans makes a clearance.

85:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Duberry - Oxford 1 - 2 Hereford Own goal by Michael Duberry. Oxford Utd 1-2 Hereford.

84:21 Booking

Booking Booking for Ryan Green.

82:51 Substitution

Substitution Tom Craddock replaces Simon Heslop.

82:51

Effort on goal by Yoann Arquin from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

81:14

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Leven.

78:47

James Constable produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

77:09

Corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the left by-line, clearance by Jake Wright.

75:53

Simon Heslop takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett. Oli Johnson has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

75:01

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven, clearance by Joe Colbeck. Corner taken by Peter Leven.

72:56

The referee blows for offside against Jon-Paul Pittman. Adam Bartlett takes the indirect free kick.

71:11 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Whing leaves the field to be replaced by Asa Hall.

69:49

Peter Leven takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save.

67:30

James Constable produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

66:58

Tom Barkhuizen takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

66:21

Joe Colbeck sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Duberry.

63:06 Substitution

Substitution Oli Johnson on for Alfie Potter.

62:24

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck.

61:09 Substitution

Substitution Tom Barkhuizen is brought on as a substitute for Delroy Facey.

60:36

Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven.

60:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Wright by Delroy Facey. Direct free kick taken by Jake Wright.

59:09

Jon-Paul Pittman produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

58:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yoann Arquin on Damian Batt. Direct free kick taken by Damian Batt.

56:27

Short corner worked by Peter Leven.

56:21

A cross is delivered by Ryan Green, Damian Batt makes a clearance.

53:48

Simon Heslop delivers the ball.

50:52

James Constable produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

49:47

Simon Heslop fouled by Yoann Arquin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Damian Batt.

49:42

Yoann Arquin delivers the ball.

48:48

Simon Heslop sends in a cross.

48:24

Short corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line.

47:40

Jon-Paul Pittman takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the left by-line, clearance by Will Evans.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Stefan Stam leaves the field to be replaced by Samuel Clucas.

45:00 +2:17 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:47

Effort on goal by Will Evans from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

43:48

Shot by Harry Pell from a long way out goes over the target.

42:39

Alfie Potter challenges Harry Pell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Purdie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

41:21

Foul by Alfie Potter on Robert Purdie, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bartlett.

38:24

Simon Heslop crosses the ball, Will Evans makes a clearance.

36:57

James Constable takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett. Corner from the left by-line taken by Peter Leven, Michael Townsend manages to make a clearance.

35:20 Booking

Booking Harry Pell is booked.

35:06

Harry Pell concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Whing. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

31:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Duberry - Oxford 1 - 1 Hereford Michael Duberry concedes an own goal. Oxford Utd 1-1 Hereford.

29:32

Robert Purdie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

28:57

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Colbeck from the right by-line, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

28:14

Jon-Paul Pittman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Colbeck. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Green.

27:12

Peter Leven takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Nicky Featherstone.

26:26

Peter Leven takes a inswinging corner.

26:10

James Constable takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save.

24:19

The offside flag is raised against Harry Pell. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

20:11

Liam Davis produces a cross, Nicky Featherstone makes a clearance.

19:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Green on James Constable. Peter Leven takes the free kick.

18:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Evans on Peter Leven. Direct free kick taken by Jake Wright.

16:04

Yoann Arquin takes a shot from long range which goes wide left of the goal.

15:23

The ball is swung over by Yoann Arquin.

14:20

Unfair challenge on Andrew Whing by Michael Townsend results in a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

13:49

Corner taken by Joe Colbeck.

13:43

A cross is delivered by Ryan Green, James Constable gets a block in.

11:35

Assist on the goal came from Simon Heslop.

11:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Jon-Paul Pittman - Oxford 1 - 0 Hereford Goal scored by Jon-Paul Pittman from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-0 Hereford.

11:03

Unfair challenge on Alfie Potter by Yoann Arquin results in a free kick. Peter Leven takes the free kick.

10:16

Will Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alfie Potter. Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick.

7:52

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line.

6:38

Will Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Constable. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

6:31

Joe Colbeck produces a cross, save by Ryan Clarke.

5:36

Simon Heslop takes a shot. Robert Purdie gets a block in.

5:32

The ball is crossed by Alfie Potter.

4:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Pell on Andrew Whing. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.

4:07

Joe Colbeck crosses the ball, Damian Batt makes a clearance.

3:03

Alfie Potter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Featherstone. Adam Bartlett takes the direct free kick.

2:58

A cross is delivered by Jon-Paul Pittman.

2:10

Joe Colbeck takes a outswinging corner.

1:29

Foul by Jake Wright on Nicky Featherstone, free kick awarded. Robert Purdie takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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