Managerless Oxford United started life without Chris Wilder with a mundane goalless draw against Exeter City, which kept them in the play-off places.

Exeter made an energetic start and hit the bar via Aaron Davies' 25-yard shot.

The U's, with assistant Mickey Lewis in charge, got themselves back in the game but Polish goalkeeper Artur Krysiak denied Deane Smalley an opener.

The Grecians dominated after the break but lacked conviction up front as Davies and Matt Grimes missed chances.

The result ended Exeter's run of three straight defeats, but Paul Tisdale's side are still awaiting their first win of the year.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Butterfield
  • 03 Woodman
  • 35 Gill (Grimes - 58' )
  • 05 Baldwin (Gow - 73' )
  • 06 Coles
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 04 Bennett
  • 20 Nichols
  • 22 Keohane
  • 11 Davies

Substitutes

  • 08 Oakley
  • 10 Gow
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 25 Parkin
  • 27 Jay
  • 29 Grimes
  • 30 Pym

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 13 Hunt
  • 03 Newey
  • 17 Rose
  • 04 Raynes (Bevans - 45' )
  • 19 Mullins
  • 22 Wroe
  • 37 Ruffles
  • 09 Constable
  • 10 Smalley Booked
  • 07 Rigg (Davies - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Davies
  • 20 Marsh
  • 23 Henly
  • 30 Long
  • 32 Lynn
  • 34 Bevans
  • 35 O'Dowda
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 2,798

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

3 6

Corners

9 5

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +2:14 Full time

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

90:00 +1:44

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +0:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Scott Davies replaces Sean Rigg.

90:00 +0:26

Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:26

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

89:37

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by John Mullins.

83:38

Attempt missed. Alan Gow (Exeter City) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the left.

83:02

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by John Mullins.

82:52

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

82:39

Attempt saved. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

80:35 Booking

Booking Dean Smalley (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

80:18

Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:18

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

79:06

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

76:21

Attempt missed. Dean Smalley (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

74:52

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by John Mullins.

74:36

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:21

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:21

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

72:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Alan Gow replaces Pat Baldwin.

70:45

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by John Mullins.

69:02

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

66:02

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:02

Foul by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

61:44

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:44

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

61:07

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

61:07

Sean Rigg (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:32

Attempt blocked. Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:38

Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

58:38

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

57:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces Matthew Gill because of an injury.

53:13

Attempt saved. David Hunt (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

52:14

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

52:14

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

46:15

Pat Baldwin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:15

Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Oxford United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Matt Bevans replaces Michael Raynes because of an injury.

45:00 +1:31 Half time

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

45:00 +1:04

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

44:31

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

42:55

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffles (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

42:12

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

42:12

Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:47

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

35:09

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

35:09

Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:35

Attempt missed. Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

30:17

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

30:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:28

Delay in match Matthew Gill (Exeter City) because of an injury.

27:48

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by John Mullins.

27:01

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josh Ruffles.

25:12

Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

24:23

Foul by Pat Baldwin (Exeter City).

24:23

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

22:16

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

22:16

John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:39

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

20:39

John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:10

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dean Smalley.

14:53

Attempt saved. James Constable (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

14:45

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

14:30

Attempt blocked. Josh Ruffles (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:57

Attempt blocked. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

13:31

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

12:59

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

10:40

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

10:40

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

10:03

Attempt missed. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

8:37

Arron Davies (Exeter City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

7:50

Hand ball by James Constable (Oxford United).

4:50

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left.

4:00

Attempt saved. Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

3:28

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

3:28

Foul by Pat Baldwin (Exeter City).

2:37

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

2:37

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

2:12

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

1:52

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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