A game of few chances saw Oxford United remain in second place in League Two after a scrappy draw at York City.

Josh Carson went close for the hosts, seeing his left-footed volley flash across the face of goal and drift wide.

A David Hunt free kick found Dave Kitson at the far post but York keeper Aaron McCarey reacted to tip the effort over the bar.

Moments later Kitson played in James Constable, who fired straight at McCarey as York held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"We've done everything I think except finish it off. The appetite for the game was there, the quality was there, they competed very well all over the park. We had chances and we didn't manage to get it in the net.

"But again we're on the right lines. There were so many good things happening there was just a little bit that isn't happening for us at the moment but I just said to them we've got to keep plugging away and were not far away.

"We've had two away games with the top four in the league and we've held them all. It's about keep doing what we're doing and try and finish them off."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

York City

  • 32 McCarey
  • 30 O'Neill
  • 03 Davies Booked
  • 14 Montrose Booked
  • 15 Lowe Booked
  • 05 McGurk
  • 12 Carson
  • 18 Platt
  • 11 Jarvis (Chambers - 82' )
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 27 Brobbel (Coulson - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 07 Coulson
  • 08 Clay
  • 10 Chambers
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 24 Ingham
  • 28 Puri

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 13 Hunt
  • 03 Newey
  • 14 Hall
  • 19 Mullins
  • 06 Wright Booked
  • 15 Williams (Smalley - 77' )
  • 17 Rose
  • 09 Constable
  • 08 Kitson
  • 37 Ruffles (Rigg - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Raynes
  • 07 Rigg
  • 10 Smalley
  • 18 Davies
  • 20 Marsh
  • 21 Crocombe
  • 30 Long
Ref: Keith Hill
Att: 3,526

Match Stats

Shots

6 8

On target

2 5

Corners

6 2

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, York City 0, Oxford United 0.

90:00 +4:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, York City 0, Oxford United 0.

90:00 +1:33

Attempt blocked. Ashley Chambers (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:30

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

90:00 +0:30

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:31 Booking

Booking Jake Wright (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

88:11

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:11

Dangerous play by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

86:51

Hand ball by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

85:53

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

85:53

Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:12

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

84:12

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:40

Attempt saved. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

81:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ashley Chambers replaces Ryan Jarvis.

80:35

Corner, York City. Conceded by John Mullins.

76:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Dean Smalley replaces Ryan Williams.

71:21 Booking

Booking Ben Davies (York City) is shown the yellow card.

71:14

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

71:14

Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:18

Attempt missed. Asa Hall (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

69:34

Attempt saved. Asa Hall (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

68:55

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Josh Carson.

66:36

Foul by Luke O'Neill (York City).

66:36

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:06 Booking

Booking Lewis Montrose (York City) is shown the yellow card.

65:40

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

65:40

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:07

Attempt saved. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

62:31

Attempt saved. Dave Kitson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:47

Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:47

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

61:32

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

59:43

Attempt saved. Ryan Jarvis (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Michael Coulson replaces Ryan Brobbel.

56:19

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:19

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

55:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Sean Rigg replaces Josh Ruffles.

54:33

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

53:54

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

53:54

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:00

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

48:00

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins York City 0, Oxford United 0.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, York City 0, Oxford United 0.

45:00 +1:06 Booking

Booking Keith Lowe (York City) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:44

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

45:00 +0:44

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:41

David McGurk (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:41

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

44:17

Foul by Ryan Brobbel (York City).

44:17

Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:57

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:57

Foul by Asa Hall (Oxford United).

38:20

Attempt blocked. Lewis Montrose (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33:14

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Newey.

32:54

Corner, York City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

31:39

Attempt missed. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

26:06

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Newey.

15:53

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

15:53

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:30

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

14:30

Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:49

Luke O'Neill (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:49

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

10:32

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

9:00

Attempt blocked. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

8:33

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jake Wright.

8:08

Corner, York City. Conceded by David Hunt.

6:38

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

5:42

Luke O'Neill (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:42

Foul by Josh Ruffles (Oxford United).

2:33

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

2:05

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

2:05

Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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