An injury-time equaliser from Morecambe defender Robbie Threlfall denied promotion-chasing Oxford victory.

The U's took the lead when David Connolly's shot took a sharp defection off Morecambe skipper Mark Hughes and diverted past keeper Barry Roche.

Jack Sampson twice came close to a leveller, first shooting at keeper Ryan Clarke and then heading wide.

Threlfall poked home Andy Fleming's corner from close range two minutes into added time to secure a point.

Oxford slipped out of the automatic promotion places after Rochdale won, while the point put Morecambe nine points outside the play-off places.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Beeley (Diagne - 73' )
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 16 Drummond
  • 22 Parrish
  • 05 Hughes
  • 17 Fleming
  • 04 Kenyon (McGee - 73' )
  • 09 Sampson
  • 27 Amond (Wright - 29' )
  • 11 Ellison

Substitutes

  • 06 Diagne
  • 08 Wright
  • 10 Williams
  • 15 McCready
  • 19 McGee
  • 23 Doyle
  • 25 Arestidou

Oxford United

  • 01 Clarke
  • 18 Davies
  • 13 Hunt
  • 17 Rose
  • 30 Long
  • 19 Mullins
  • 15 Williams
  • 22 Wroe
  • 09 Constable
  • 24 Connolly (Ruffels - 90' )
  • 11 Potter (Rigg - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Rigg
  • 20 Marsh
  • 23 Henly
  • 32 Lynn
  • 34 Bevans
  • 35 O'Dowda
  • 37 Ruffels
Ref: David Webb
Att: 1,614

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

6 2

Corners

4 2

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morecambe 1, Oxford United 1.

90:00 +4:51 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Oxford United 1.

90:00 +3:16

Attempt missed. Joe McGee (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +2:32

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

90:00 +2:32

Scott Davies (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 1, Oxford United 1. Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Fleming.

90:00 +0:45

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

90:00 +0:26

Attempt saved. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

89:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces David Connolly.

88:58

Attempt missed. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

88:05

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by John Mullins.

86:46

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

85:26

Attempt missed. Joe McGee (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

84:00

Joe McGee (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:59

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

80:35

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:35

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

79:18

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:18

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

76:44

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

76:24

Attempt saved. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

75:59

Attempt saved. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

74:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Sean Rigg replaces Alfie Potter.

72:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Shaun Beeley.

72:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Joe McGee replaces Alex Kenyon.

70:02

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:02

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

69:10

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by David Hunt.

67:00

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

67:00

Sam Long (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:41

Hand ball by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).

63:28

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:28

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

58:29

Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

53:42

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:42

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Oxford United).

51:54

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

51:54

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

48:04

Attempt missed. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

45:44

Attempt blocked. Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Oxford United 1.

45:00 +2:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Oxford United 1.

45:00 +2:08

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

44:41

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

44:41

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

42:25

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

42:25

Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:29

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

40:34

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

40:34

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

36:00

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

34:31

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

34:31

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

31:17

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

28:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Wright replaces Padraig Amond because of an injury.

26:59

Attempt missed. Alfie Potter (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

23:18

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by John Mullins.

19:18

Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

15:09

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

12:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 0, Oxford United 1. David Connolly (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

10:08

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:06

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

7:33

Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:43

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

2:25

Foul by Scott Davies (Oxford United).

2:25

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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