York City remain without a win in nine league games after a drab goalless draw with Oxford United.

In a tight affair with few chances it was the visitors who came closest when Matty Blair headed straight at Luke McCormick in the Oxford goal.

Tom Craddock, Josh Parker and Adam Chapman had the best of the chances for the U's but failed to convert when in good positions.

The draw puts a further dent in Oxford's slim hopes of a play-off spot.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oxford United boss Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Oxford:

"We are disappointed. We are disappointed in the overall standard of play.

"There is no getting away from it. We are having a struggle at home. The players are a lot better than they are producing.

"It's a grind but we have to get on with it and get through it.

"We've got to be bold and brave and accept responsibility."

York manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"I thought we were excellent today. It was a battle away from home.

"I think both teams obviously wanted to go and win the game but it was a battle a lot in the middle of the park.

"I'm delighted with a clean sheet, I'm delighted with a point and we go home with some points on the table for us after a disappointing result last week so onwards and upwards. We keep going."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Oxford Utd

  • 24 McCormick
  • 02 Batt Booked
  • 04 Raynes
  • 06 Wright
  • 07 Chapman
  • 14 Rigg (Smalley - 65' )
  • 19 Montrose
  • 25 Parker
  • 26 Davis
  • 09 Constable
  • 29 Craddock (Potter - 54' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Crocombe
  • 05 Duberry
  • 16 Whing
  • 23 O'Brien
  • 08 Heslop
  • 10 Smalley
  • 15 Potter

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 04 Smith Booked
  • 06 Parslow
  • 22 O'Connell Booked
  • 08 Kerr
  • 17 Blair
  • 29 McGrath
  • 33 Rodman
  • 09 Walker (Rankine - 90' )
  • 10 Chambers (Bullock - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Musselwhite
  • 27 Allen
  • 12 Bullock
  • 13 McDaid
  • 19 Potts
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 25 Rankine
Ref: Harrington
Att: 5,808

Match Stats

Shots

11 7

On target

5 2

Corners

9 2

Fouls

15 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:36 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:17

Alex Rodman concedes a free kick for a foul on Damian Batt. Luke McCormick takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:42

Foul by Deane Smalley on John McGrath, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

90:00 +3:34

The ball is crossed by Josh Parker, Michael Rankine makes a clearance.

90:00 +1:02

Alex Rodman restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:02 Substitution

Substitution Jason Walker leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Rankine.

90:00 +1:02

Unfair challenge on John McGrath by Alfie Potter results in a free kick.

87:36

Josh Parker has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

86:52

Liam Davis sends in a cross.

86:10

Lee Bullock fouled by Deane Smalley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jack O'Connell.

84:12

The ball is crossed by Jake Wright, Michael Ingham makes a comfortable save.

83:48

Short corner taken by Adam Chapman.

83:34

The ball is swung over by Lewis Montrose, Chris Smith manages to make a clearance.

82:15

Michael Raynes takes a shot. Save made by Michael Ingham.

79:52

Scott Kerr restarts play with the free kick.

79:52 Substitution

Substitution (York) makes a substitution, with Lee Bullock coming on for Ashley Chambers.

79:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McGrath by Lewis Montrose.

78:48

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Chapman from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow by Michael Raynes. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

76:59

Direct free kick taken by Jason Walker.

76:59 Booking

Booking Caution for Damian Batt.

76:53

Damian Batt challenges Jason Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:18

Corner taken by Adam Chapman, save by Michael Ingham.

73:58

John McGrath gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis. Liam Davis takes the direct free kick.

73:07

Jason Walker takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Damian Batt.

72:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Walker. Free kick taken by Luke McCormick.

67:53

Corner taken by Adam Chapman, Foul by Michael Raynes on Michael Ingham, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

66:48

Damian Batt takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Parslow.

66:13

Alex Rodman concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis. Direct free kick taken by Luke McCormick.

65:18

The ball is delivered by James Constable, Michael Ingham makes a save.

64:35 Substitution

Substitution Sean Rigg goes off and Deane Smalley comes on.

64:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by John McGrath on Lewis Montrose. Damian Batt takes the direct free kick.

63:45

The ball is delivered by Liam Davis, comfortable save by Michael Ingham.

61:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McGrath by Josh Parker. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

60:59

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Chapman, Scott Kerr makes a clearance.

58:12

Damian Batt crosses the ball, Sean Rigg takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.

57:13

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Chapman, Chris Smith manages to make a clearance.

56:02

The ball is crossed by Jason Walker.

54:01

Effort on goal by Ashley Chambers from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

53:08

Lanre Oyebanjo takes the free kick.

53:08 Substitution

Substitution Alfie Potter replaces Tom Craddock.

53:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chapman on Matty Blair.

52:36

The ball is swung over by Josh Parker, save by Michael Ingham.

51:12

Effort from the edge of the area by Ashley Chambers goes wide of the right-hand post.

50:53

The ball is swung over by Damian Batt, Alex Rodman manages to make a clearance.

49:42

Handball decision goes against James Constable. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

49:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Alex Rodman. Direct free kick taken by Luke McCormick.

47:58

Jake Wright fouled by Jason Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke McCormick.

46:57

John McGrath produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +0:55 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

43:57

A cross is delivered by Chris Smith, clearance made by Jake Wright.

43:01

Unfair challenge on Jack O'Connell by James Constable results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

41:55

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sean Rigg played to the near post, Ashley Chambers makes a clearance.

41:33

Matty Blair has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Luke McCormick makes a save.

40:52

Lewis Montrose challenges Matty Blair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lanre Oyebanjo takes the direct free kick.

40:10

Shot from inside the area by James Constable clears the bar.

39:26

Damian Batt crosses the ball.

38:56

The ball is swung over by Sean Rigg, Lanre Oyebanjo makes a clearance.

38:22

Adam Chapman takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Ashley Chambers.

35:55

Scott Kerr has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

35:40

Centre by Alex Rodman, clearance by Michael Raynes.

35:05

Unfair challenge on Matty Blair by Jake Wright results in a free kick. John McGrath takes the direct free kick.

34:05

Centre by Josh Parker.

31:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matty Blair. Free kick taken by Luke McCormick.

27:56

Adam Chapman shoots direct from the free kick. Lewis Montrose takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

27:56 Booking

Booking Chris Smith is given a yellow card.

27:51

Chris Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Constable.

26:32

Alex Rodman crosses the ball, Matty Blair takes a shot. Luke McCormick makes a save.

26:16

A cross is delivered by Lanre Oyebanjo, blocked by Michael Raynes.

24:17

Josh Parker takes a shot. Michael Ingham makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Adam Chapman from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ashley Chambers.

23:16

Shot by James Constable from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

19:53

Adam Chapman takes the free kick. Damian Batt takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.

19:53 Booking

Booking Jack O'Connell is booked.

19:45

Unfair challenge on Tom Craddock by Jack O'Connell results in a free kick.

18:21

The official flags Jason Walker offside. Luke McCormick takes the free kick.

17:50

Jason Walker has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

17:34

James Constable challenges Jack O'Connell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Smith takes the free kick.

15:51

Foul by Sean Rigg on Lanre Oyebanjo, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

12:49

Lewis Montrose crosses the ball, Lanre Oyebanjo manages to make a clearance.

10:13

Tom Craddock is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Chris Smith.

9:53

Jason Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Rigg. Direct free kick taken by Jake Wright.

7:21

Sean Rigg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matty Blair. Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.

3:32

John McGrath concedes a free kick for a foul on Damian Batt. Strike on goal comes in from Adam Chapman from the free kick.

3:19

The ball is crossed by Sean Rigg, clearance by Lanre Oyebanjo.

2:20

Jason Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke McCormick. Direct free kick taken by Luke McCormick.

1:07

Jason Walker produces a cross, blocked by James Constable. John McGrath takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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