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Bury 1-1 Oxford United

A second-half Josh Ruffels header against a resurgent Bury kept promotion-chasing Oxford's unbeaten league run this season going.

Craig Jones pounced on Ryan Clarke's fumble after the break to give Bury the lead.

Ruffels levelled with his first U's goal less than two minutes later, nodding home a Danny Rose corner.

Clarke protected the point, denying both Daniel Nardiello and Andrew Tutte.

Seven minutes of stoppage time was added at the end of the game after Shakers goalkeeper Brian Jensen and U's striker David Connolly received treatment after clashing heads.

Oxford remain unbeaten in three games under caretaker manager Mickey Lewis following Chris Wilder's exit last week.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 7Jones
  • 16Tutte
  • 3McNulty
  • 29Veseli
  • 34Mills
  • 8Miller
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 10GrimesSubstituted forNardielloat 50'minutes
  • 9ForresterSubstituted forSoaresat 80'minutes
  • 17Akpa-AkproSubstituted forPlattat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 6Proctor
  • 18Nardiello
  • 19Soares
  • 22Platt
  • 27Burke
  • 30Charles-Cook

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 34Bevans
  • 3NeweyBooked at 14mins
  • 17Rose
  • 13HuntBooked at 45mins
  • 19Mullins
  • 22Wroe
  • 37Ruffles
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forConnollyat 64'minutes
  • 10Smalley
  • 35O'DowdaSubstituted forKitsonat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Kitson
  • 18Davies
  • 20Marsh
  • 23Henly
  • 24Connolly
  • 30Long
  • 32Lynn
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
2,303

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 1, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 1, Oxford United 1.
Pablo Mills (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Chris Sedgwick.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Brian Jensen (Bury) because of an injury.
Foul by Tommy Miller (Bury).
Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Soares replaces Anton Forrester.
Foul by Frederic Veseli (Bury).
Josh Ruffles (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Clive Platt (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.
Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.
Attempt blocked. Dave Kitson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
Frederic Veseli (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).
Attempt missed. Pablo Mills (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by David Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Dave Kitson replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. David Connolly replaces James Constable.
Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).
Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).
Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Oxford United 1. Josh Ruffles (Oxford United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Oxford United 0. Craig Jones (Bury) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tommy Miller.
Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).
James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).
Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Daniel Nardiello replaces Ashley Grimes.
Frederic Veseli (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).
Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Bury).
Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bury 0, Oxford United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bury 0, Oxford United 0.
Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Booking

David Hunt (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.
Anton Forrester (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Tommy Miller.
Foul by Ashley Grimes (Bury).
Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Tom Newey (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Ashley Grimes (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Bury).
Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.
Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe2412841244
2Burton241266542
3Chesterfield2311841441
4Southend241257941
5Rochdale241248440
6Oxford Utd2310851338
7Fleetwood231229838
8Newport231076737
9Morecambe2610610-436
10Dag & Red25979134
11Cheltenham24897-233
12Plymouth24969-333
13Exeter249510-232
14Wimbledon24879031
15Hartlepool24879-131
16Mansfield257810-729
17York256109-228
18Bury24699027
19Wycombe237610-327
20Portsmouth246810-926
21Accrington246711-825
22Bristol Rovers235810-523
23Torquay255812-1523
24Northampton245712-1222
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