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Oxford United 1-1 Stevenage

Liam Sercombe
Liam Sercombe celebrates scoring his 14th goal of the season

Relegation-threatened Stevenage grabbed a vital draw against 10-man Oxford.

The second-placed U's were reduced to 10 men after just 16 minutes when John Lundstram was shown a straight red for a reckless challenge on Michael Tonge.

Oxford skipper Liam Sercombe then had his second-half penalty saved after Jones manhandled Danny Hylton, but he made amends in the 58th minute with his 14th goal of the season.

But Boro equalised when Byron Harrison fired home from Greg Luer's pass.

Stevenage sit 22nd in the League Two table, seven points above the drop zone.

Lundtsram's red card means the 22-year-old playmaker will now miss Oxford United's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Barnsley at Wembley on 3 April.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 33Dunkley
  • 6Wright
  • 5Mullins
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 46minsSubstituted forRuffelsat 54'minutes
  • 18LundstramBooked at 16mins
  • 8Sercombe
  • 4Roofe
  • 10Hylton
  • 29BowerySubstituted forWaringat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 7Waring
  • 14Ruffels
  • 17Giles
  • 22Long
  • 24Ashby
  • 28Maguire

Stevenage

  • 1JonesBooked at 45mins
  • 18ParrettBooked at 28mins
  • 2Wilkinson
  • 19WellsSubstituted forJohnsonat 90'minutes
  • 23Okimo
  • 34Gorman
  • 4Keane
  • 15TongeSubstituted forPettat 45'minutes
  • 28PritchardBooked at 75minsSubstituted forConlonat 79'minutes
  • 9Luer
  • 13Harrison

Substitutes

  • 7Whelpdale
  • 11Pett
  • 16Day
  • 27Johnson
  • 29Mulraney
  • 31Adams
  • 32Conlon
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
7,980

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home4
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Stevenage 1.

Joe Skarz (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Johnson replaces Dean Wells.

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

Foul by Tom Conlon (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Danny Hylton.

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Foul by George Waring (Oxford United).

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

George Waring (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

Hand ball by Liam Sercombe (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Bradley Pritchard.

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. George Waring replaces Jordan Bowery.

Booking

Bradley Pritchard (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Stevenage).

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Stevenage 1. Byron Harrison (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Greg Luer.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Byron Harrison.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Dale Gorman.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Byron Harrison (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Stevenage 0. Liam Sercombe (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kemar Roofe.

Delay in match Dean Parrett (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Greg Luer (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Foul by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

Keith Keane (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton38267569373285
2Oxford Utd392012769363372
3Bristol Rovers382151259372268
4Plymouth382081053332068
5Accrington381910961441767
6Portsmouth381615762352763
7Wycombe38179124134760
8Leyton Orient381611115349459
9Wimbledon381511125547856
10Carlisle37131595553254
11Cambridge38159145351254
12Luton37158145149253
13Exeter381411135253-153
14Mansfield381410144744352
15Barnet38139164956-748
16Crawley38138174358-1547
17Newport381011174054-1441
18Morecambe38117205767-1040
19Notts County37117194766-1940
20Yeovil38912173650-1439
21Hartlepool36116193755-1839
22Stevenage38811194564-1935
23York38610224171-3028
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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