A stoppage-time equaliser from substitute Jack Redshaw earned Morecambe a point at Oxford.

Redshaw nodded in Robbie Threlfall's corner deep into added time.

Earlier, Alfie Potter had put the home side in front on the hour mark with an angled shot that Shrimps goalkeeper Barry Roche was unable to keep out.

Potter and Morecambe's Stewart Drummond missed free headers as both sides' slim play-off hopes were dented further by an unhelpful Good Friday draw.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was a great corner from Robbie Threlfall and Jack's got himself in the right position again.

"We've come away with a point that, on the balance of play, maybe wasn't deserved.

"Oxford had the better chances. They got their noses in front and you're just hoping that you get one more chance. At 1-0, you're still in the game."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Oxford United

  • 24 McCormick
  • 02 Batt
  • 04 Raynes
  • 06 Wright
  • 16 Whing
  • 14 Rigg
  • 26 Davis
  • 27 Davies
  • 09 Constable
  • 15 Potter
  • 29 Craddock (Parker - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Brown
  • 22 Worley
  • 23 O'Brien
  • 08 Heslop
  • 25 Parker
  • 35 O'Dowda
  • 11 Pittman

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 06 Haining Booked
  • 08 Wright
  • 15 McCready
  • 11 Ellison
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming
  • 18 McDonald (Mwasile - 85' )
  • 09 Alessandra (Burrow - 78' )
  • 26 Holroyd (Redshaw - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 23 Doyle
  • 24 James Short
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 10 Williams
  • 14 Burrow
  • 27 Redshaw
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 5,523

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

4 2

Corners

7 5

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:40 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:35

The assist for the goal came from Robbie Threlfall.

90:00 +3:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Redshaw - Oxford 1 - 1 Morecambe Jack Redshaw gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-1 Morecambe.

90:00 +3:11

Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Threlfall,

90:00 +2:46

James Constable is caught offside. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:48

The referee blows for offside against James Constable. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:31

Sean Rigg delivers the ball, clearance by Robbie Threlfall.

90:00 +0:44

Jordan Burrow produces a cross.

90:00 +0:25

Alfie Potter sends in a cross, Christopher McCready manages to make a clearance.

89:09

Centre by Sean Rigg, Christopher McCready makes a clearance.

87:24

Centre by Josh Parker, Stewart Drummond manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Sean Rigg, comfortable save by Barry Roche.

86:15

Unfair challenge on Andrew Whing by Jordan Burrow results in a free kick. Luke McCormick takes the direct free kick.

84:09 Substitution

Substitution Joe Mwasile on for Gary McDonald.

82:44

Andrew Wright produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

80:03

Kevin Ellison produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

78:22

Sean Rigg crosses the ball, clearance made by Jordan Burrow.

77:30 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Burrow is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Alessandra.

76:55

Effort on goal by Damian Batt from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

74:07 Substitution

Substitution Josh Parker on for Tom Craddock.

73:27

Inswinging corner taken by Sean Rigg from the right by-line.

72:35

Kevin Ellison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Luke McCormick takes the indirect free kick.

72:15

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom Craddock. Christopher McCready restarts play with the free kick.

71:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming by Scott Davies. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

70:58

Centre by Kevin Ellison, save by Luke McCormick.

69:57

Will Haining produces a cross, Jake Wright makes a clearance. Corner taken by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Scott Davies.

68:47

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Scott Davies gets a block in. Corner taken by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Damian Batt.

66:53

Liam Davis crosses the ball, clearance made by Christopher McCready.

63:28

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sean Rigg, Gary McDonald manages to make a clearance.

63:28 Substitution

Substitution Jack Redshaw joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Holroyd.

63:28

The ball is delivered by Chris Holroyd, clearance by Michael Raynes. Sean Rigg takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

62:21

Jake Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming. Will Haining crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Michael Raynes.

59:47

The assist for the goal came from Sean Rigg.

59:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Alfie Potter - Oxford 1 - 0 Morecambe A goal is scored by Alfie Potter from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-0 Morecambe.

59:43

The ball is delivered by Liam Davis.

58:34

Sean Rigg crosses the ball. The referee penalises Damian Batt for handball. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

54:01

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

50:54

Strike comes in from Scott Davies from the free kick, Andrew Fleming gets a block in. Scott Davies decides to take a short corner.

50:54 Booking

Booking Will Haining goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

50:29

Foul by Will Haining on Alfie Potter, free kick awarded.

49:52

A cross is delivered by Robbie Threlfall, Lewis Alessandra produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48:58

Effort from outside the penalty box by Stewart Drummond goes wide right of the target.

48:43

Lewis Alessandra sends in a cross, Michael Raynes makes a clearance.

47:00

The ball is delivered by Andrew Wright, Scott Davies manages to make a clearance.

46:42

Andrew Fleming produces a cross, blocked by Andrew Whing.

45:28

Unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Sean Rigg results in a free kick. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Whing by Kevin Ellison. Direct free kick taken by Luke McCormick.

44:45

Andrew Wright sends in a cross, Damian Batt makes a clearance.

42:20

Damian Batt produces a cross, Christopher McCready makes a clearance.

39:14

Alfie Potter fouled by Lewis Alessandra, the ref awards a free kick. Sean Rigg crosses the ball in from the free kick, Barry Roche makes a comfortable save.

39:00

A cross is delivered by Sean Rigg, Will Haining makes a clearance.

38:24

The ball is swung over by Lewis Alessandra.

37:39

Shot by Andrew Fleming from outside the box goes high over the target.

36:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra from the left by-line, Christopher McCready takes a shot. Scott Davies makes a clearance.

35:58

The ball is swung over by Robbie Threlfall, clearance made by Michael Raynes.

35:06

A cross is delivered by Damian Batt, Stewart Drummond manages to make a clearance.

29:08

The ball is swung over by Scott Davies. Centre by Damian Batt, Header by Alfie Potter from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

25:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Davies, comfortable save by Barry Roche.

24:31

A cross is delivered by James Constable, blocked by Will Haining. Inswinging corner taken by Sean Rigg from the right by-line played to the near post, Kevin Ellison makes a clearance.

22:30

Andrew Wright challenges Liam Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Whing takes the free kick.

21:37

Robbie Threlfall crosses the ball, save by Luke McCormick.

21:10

Robbie Threlfall produces a cross. Andrew Fleming produces a cross, clearance made by Jake Wright.

19:53

Unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison by Andrew Whing results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Andrew Wright from the free kick.

17:54

A cross is delivered by Alfie Potter, Sean Rigg takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Wright.

15:15

Lewis Alessandra is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Damian Batt.

14:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Fleming on Michael Raynes. Direct free kick taken by Michael Raynes.

12:34

Tom Craddock produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

11:31

Sean Rigg takes a shot. Blocked by Will Haining. Sean Rigg takes a short corner.

9:28

Liam Davis produces a cross, Shot on goal by Tom Craddock from just inside the area goes over the target.

8:53

Alfie Potter delivers the ball, Will Haining manages to make a clearance.

8:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Threlfall on Alfie Potter. Scott Davies takes the direct free kick.

7:19

The referee penalises Liam Davis for handball. Direct free kick taken by Stewart Drummond.

6:57

Alfie Potter delivers the ball, Christopher McCready manages to make a clearance.

4:13

Kevin Ellison concedes a free kick for a foul on Damian Batt. Free kick taken by Damian Batt.

3:33

The ball is sent over by Sean Rigg.

2:08

Damian Batt is caught offside. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

1:52

The ball is crossed by Damian Batt, clearance made by Will Haining.

1:17

The referee blows for offside against Chris Holroyd. Free kick taken by Andrew Whing.

1:01

The ball is delivered by Damian Batt, save made by Barry Roche.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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