League Two
Accrington0Oxford Utd0

Accrington Stanley 0-0 Oxford United

Oxford survived a late Accrington onslaught to take a point from their game against League Two's bottom club.

Kal Naismith's first-half shot was saved by Oxford's Ryan Clarke, before James Constable's header almost put the visitors ahead.

Dave Kitson nodded wide of the post after the break before James Beattie's Accrington pushed for a late winner.

Clarke almost fumbled a cross over his own line, but easily dealt with Lee Naylor's free-kick in stoppage time.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm very happy with a point. We had chances to win the game, but we would have taken a point before it.

"Oxford are a very good side and I can see them causing a lot of problems for a lot of teams in this league.

"We were very good today, looked a lot more solid, and our shape was better. The lads are disappointed, which is a great sign for me."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16Hunt
  • 27NaylorBooked at 61mins
  • 2Murphy
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 11Naismith
  • 4Joyce
  • 9WebberSubstituted forRichardsonat 71'minutes
  • 17GraySubstituted forMcCartanat 88'minutes
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forHatfieldat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dunbavin
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Richardson
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Miller
  • 18Carver
  • 20Windass

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13Hunt
  • 3NeweyBooked at 90mins
  • 6Wright
  • 19MullinsSubstituted forR Williamsat 47'minutes
  • 4Raynes
  • 16WhingBooked at 90mins
  • 17Rose
  • 8KitsonBooked at 90mins
  • 9Constable
  • 7RiggBooked at 26mins

Substitutes

  • 10Smalley
  • 14Hall
  • 15R Williams
  • 21Crocombe
  • 34Bevans
  • 35O'Dowda
  • 37Ruffles
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
1,476

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Oxford United 0.

Booking

Andrew Whing (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Whing (Oxford United).

Booking

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Tom Newey (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces James Gray.

Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Piero Mingoia.

Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Michael Richardson replaces Danny Webber.

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

Attempt missed. Dave Kitson (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Andrew Whing (Oxford United) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley).

Andrew Whing (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Danny Webber (Accrington Stanley).

Andrew Whing (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Attempt blocked. Jake Wright (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield12723723
2Rochdale12723623
3Exeter12723523
4Oxford Utd12642922
5Fleetwood12714622
6Morecambe12642522
7Wycombe12624420
8Mansfield12552420
9Southend12624420
10Newport12543419
11Wimbledon12534118
12Burton12534018
13Scunthorpe11452117
14Dag & Red12453017
15Portsmouth12444016
16Hartlepool12435015
17Cheltenham12336-912
18York11326-411
19Plymouth12327-711
20Bristol Rovers12246-610
21Torquay12246-810
22Bury12237-39
23Northampton12237-79
24Accrington12048-124
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