League Two
Oxford Utd1Cheltenham1

Oxford United 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Oxford United's promotion push suffered a blow after Jamie Cureton's late goal rescued a point for Cheltenham.

The U's dominated for the first hour with David Connolly, James Constable, Ryan Williams and Josh Ruffels all going close for the hosts.

Oxford winger Williams charged through to open the scoring from 15 yards after latching onto a defensive error.

Cheltenham levelled after Cureton deflected Zack Kotwica's shot past Ryan Clarke and they held on for a point.

The U's have now gone five games without a win as their automatic promotion hopes continue to fade.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

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Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"We created a few problems of our own with a few scrambles at the end.

"I'm a bit disappointed we didn't get more from the game, as we had a couple of really good chances in the second half.

"But we showed a lot of character to come back against a decent side.

"We've come back and got something out of it when we could have dropped and faded away."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13Hunt
  • 3Newey
  • 19Mullins
  • 4RaynesBooked at 76mins
  • 6Wright
  • 15R WilliamsBooked at 78mins
  • 37Ruffels
  • 24Connolly
  • 10SmalleySubstituted forPotterat 73'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 7Rigg
  • 11Potter
  • 16Whing
  • 17Rose
  • 18Davies
  • 22Wroe
  • 23Henly

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 28IhiekweBooked at 48mins
  • 20Jombati
  • 14Richards
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashanBooked at 18mins
  • 8DeeringSubstituted forKotwicaat 74'minutes
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forCuretonat 61'minutes
  • 10Gornell
  • 21VincentSubstituted forNobleat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 7Cureton
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 32Brundle
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
4,606

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Cheltenham Town 1.
Hand ball by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Terry Gornell.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jermaine McGlashan.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Foul by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).
Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
David Hunt (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jake Wright.
Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Michael Raynes (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).
Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zack Kotwica replaces Sam Deering.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alfie Potter replaces Dean Smalley.
Attempt missed. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Raynes.
Attempt blocked. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
David Connolly (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).
Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Sido Jombati.
Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).
Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jamie Cureton replaces Byron Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. David Noble replaces Ashley Vincent.
Foul by Dean Smalley (Oxford United).
Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Hand ball by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt missed. Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).
Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. John Mullins (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jake Wright.
Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Michael Ihiekwe (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Oxford United 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oxford United 0, Cheltenham Town 0.
Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Matthew Richards.
Ryan Williams (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town).
Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).
Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).
Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).
Michael Raynes (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield36171272363
2Scunthorpe36151741962
3Rochdale35187101661
4Burton3616128560
5Fleetwood36177121058
6Oxford Utd36141481456
7Southend36131211851
8Plymouth3514912251
9York36121311449
10Hartlepool36121014046
11Morecambe35121013-746
12Dag & Red35111212-145
13Newport34111112-344
14Cheltenham35101411-644
15Wimbledon36111015-643
16Bristol Rovers35101213-242
17Portsmouth3691512-1142
18Mansfield36101214-1342
19Bury3491411041
20Wycombe35101114-441
21Accrington35101114-641
22Exeter36101016-740
23Northampton3591016-1537
24Torquay358918-2033
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