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Scunthorpe1Oxford Utd1

Scunthorpe United 1-1 Oxford United

Duane Holmes
Duane Holmes' goal was his third of the season for The Iron

Scunthorpe set a new club record of 22 home games without defeat but they did not do it in the style which has seen them sweep to the top of League One after being held to a draw by a spirited Oxford.

Winger Duane Holmes headed them ahead in the 35th minute with his third goal of the season.

He found himself in the box to meet a right wing cross from Josh Morris and tuck his header just inside the far post.

It came just after Oxford had threatened to snatch the lead when Chris Maguire fired a free-kick from the edge of the box over the defensive wall to force a flying save from goalkeeper Luke Daniels.

Swirling mist made it difficult for spectators to follow some of the play, but it was Oxford who made a storming start to the second half and were deservedly back on level terms in the 47th minute.

From a right wing corner the ball was played into a crowded box by Alex MacDonald and turned home from close range by defender Phil Edwards.

It was the first goal conceded by Scunthorpe in four games and suddenly they were under pressure.

There was relief in the home defence when Kane Hemmings failed to capitalise on a left wing cross in front of goal.

Twice though Scunthorpe did go close to snatching a winner, as first striker Kevin Van Veen glanced a header just wide of the far post from Morris' in-swinging free-kick.

Then substitute Jamie Ness let fly with a shot from the edge of the box that whistled just inches wide before Scunthorpe finally had to settle for a point to break that previous unbeaten home record which had stood for 65 years.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 20Goode
  • 5Wallace
  • 22TownsendBooked at 89mins
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forAdelakunat 82'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 18SmallwoodSubstituted forNessat 68'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 14HopperSubstituted forMaddenat 61'minutes
  • 10van Veen

Substitutes

  • 7Williams
  • 9Madden
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 26Ness
  • 33Clarke

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 5Nelson
  • 33DunkleyBooked at 40mins
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forTaylorat 87'minutes
  • 23LedsonBooked at 36mins
  • 4LundstramBooked at 60mins
  • 19HallBooked at 56minsSubstituted forJohnsonat 61'minutes
  • 10Maguire
  • 15HemmingsSubstituted forRobertsat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 18Rothwell
  • 20Taylor
  • 21Roberts
  • 25Raglan
  • 28Johnson
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,338

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Oxford United 1.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Ryan Taylor (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Tyler Roberts (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Taylor replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Attempt missed. John Lundstram (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Duane Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Tyler Roberts replaces Kane Hemmings.

Philip Edwards (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United).

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Cheyenne Dunkley (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Skarz (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jamie Ness replaces Richard Smallwood.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United).

Philip Edwards (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Attempt saved. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Marvin Johnson replaces Robert Hall.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paddy Madden replaces Tom Hopper.

Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Lundstram (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Robert Hall (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe20135241172444
2Bolton20124424121240
3Sheff Utd19115334211338
4Bradford209832718935
5Rochdale209382725230
6Peterborough198562821729
7Wimbledon207853024629
8Fleetwood208573126529
9Millwall198473231128
10Southend207762627-128
11Charlton196942619727
12Port Vale207672429-527
13Bristol Rovers207672935-627
14Oxford Utd207582424026
15Gillingham207582932-326
16Northampton206682828024
17Walsall195862228-623
18Swindon206592128-723
19MK Dons205692530-521
20Bury2062122838-1020
21Coventry204791725-819
22Chesterfield2053122434-1018
23Oldham193881121-1017
24Shrewsbury2036111934-1515
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