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York City 0-0 Oxford United

A game of few chances saw Oxford United remain in second place in League Two after a scrappy draw at York City.

Josh Carson went close for the hosts, seeing his left-footed volley flash across the face of goal and drift wide.

A David Hunt free kick found Dave Kitson at the far post but York keeper Aaron McCarey reacted to tip the effort over the bar.

Moments later Kitson played in James Constable, who fired straight at McCarey as York held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"We've done everything I think except finish it off. The appetite for the game was there, the quality was there, they competed very well all over the park. We had chances and we didn't manage to get it in the net.

"But again we're on the right lines. There were so many good things happening there was just a little bit that isn't happening for us at the moment but I just said to them we've got to keep plugging away and were not far away.

"We've had two away games with the top four in the league and we've held them all. It's about keep doing what we're doing and try and finish them off."

Line-ups

York

Formation 4-4-2

  • 32McCarey
  • 30O'Neill
  • 3DaviesBooked at 72mins
  • 14MontroseBooked at 67mins
  • 15LoweBooked at 45mins
  • 5McGurk
  • 12Carson
  • 18Platt
  • 11JarvisSubstituted forChambersat 82'minutes
  • 9Fletcher
  • 27BrobbelSubstituted forCoulsonat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 7Coulson
  • 8Clay
  • 10Chambers
  • 16Fyfield
  • 24Ingham
  • 28Puri

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Clarke
  • 13Hunt
  • 3Newey
  • 14Hall
  • 19Mullins
  • 6WrightBooked at 89mins
  • 15WilliamsSubstituted forSmalleyat 77'minutes
  • 17Rose
  • 9Constable
  • 8Kitson
  • 37RufflesSubstituted forRiggat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Raynes
  • 7Rigg
  • 10Smalley
  • 18Davies
  • 20Marsh
  • 21Crocombe
  • 30Long
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
3,526

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 0, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 0, Oxford United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ashley Chambers (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

  5. Post update

    Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Booking

    Jake Wright (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Dangerous play by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Ashley Chambers replaces Ryan Jarvis.

  16. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by John Mullins.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Dean Smalley replaces Ryan Williams.

  18. Booking

    Ben Davies (York City) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

  20. Post update

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