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Oxford United 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon defended resolutely to earn a goalless draw against Oxford and claim a valuable point in their fight against relegation.

They held an in-form home side at the Kassam Stadium who had won their previous four matches to all but banish their own fears of going down.

Dons keeper Aaron Ramsdale made two excellent saves, the best with his legs from Oxford substitute Jamie Mackie in the 71st minute just after the striker had come off the bench.

The visitors had a good early opportunity, with James Hanson heading over, but the U's then began to assert themselves with Mark Sykes catching the eye in midfield.

Luke Garbutt was denied by a fine save from Ramsdale when he connected with Gavin Whyte's pull-back.

And after Jerome Sinclair poked a shot wide at full-stretch as Ramsdale raced out, Cameron Brannagan fired against the outside of the post.

A succession of stoppages for injuries disrupted the flow early in the second half, which finished with the home side pressing hard for a winner, but unable to find it.

Oxford winger Whyte drove over the bar from 15 yards in the last throes, but the game finished goalless.

The Dons remain in the bottom four, but are now just one point behind Rochdale and Scunthorpe above them.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 23Long
  • 5Nelson
  • 4Dickie
  • 14Ruffels
  • 24Sykes
  • 15MousinhoSubstituted forGrahamat 69'minutes
  • 8Brannagan
  • 16Whyte
  • 9SinclairSubstituted forMackieat 69'minutes
  • 3GarbuttSubstituted forHenryat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hanson
  • 11Carruthers
  • 17Henry
  • 18Graham
  • 19Mackie
  • 21Napa
  • 27Stevens

Wimbledon

  • 35Ramsdale
  • 20Sibbick
  • 5Nightingale
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 6Thomas
  • 15Seddon
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forPinnockat 90+1'minutes
  • 8HartiganSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 55'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 40WordsworthBooked at 73mins
  • 39PigottSubstituted forConnollyat 74'minutes
  • 18Hanson

Substitutes

  • 4Oshilaja
  • 11Pinnock
  • 16Connolly
  • 24McDonnell
  • 38McLoughlin
  • 41Folivi
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
7,678

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, AFC Wimbledon 0.

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Toby Sibbick.

Attempt missed. Gavin Whyte (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Gavin Whyte (Oxford United).

Steve Seddon (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dylan Connolly (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Booking

Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mark Sykes (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon).

Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steve Seddon (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dylan Connolly replaces Joe Pigott.

Booking

Anthony Wordsworth (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Jamie Mackie (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces Jerome Sinclair.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jordan Graham replaces John Mousinho.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. James Henry replaces Luke Garbutt.

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United).

Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Oxford United) header from very close range is too high.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Terell Thomas.

Attempt missed. Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Gavin Whyte (Oxford United).

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steve Seddon (AFC Wimbledon).

Delay in match Sam Long (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Shane McLoughlin replaces Anthony Hartigan.

Foul by Jerome Sinclair (Oxford United).

Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton422512581374487
2Barnsley422313672353782
3Sunderland412117374413380
4Portsmouth412311775443180
5Charlton422310962382479
6Doncaster4219121171521969
7Peterborough411810136354964
8Coventry421710155049161
9Burton4216121460481260
10Blackpool421416124746158
11Fleetwood411511155447756
12Oxford Utd421314155056-653
13Shrewsbury421214164753-650
14Bristol Rovers421213174447-349
15Gillingham42139205468-1448
16Accrington421212184361-1848
17Wycombe421211195264-1247
18Plymouth421211195167-1647
19Scunthorpe42129214973-2445
20Rochdale42129215183-3245
21Wimbledon42128223759-2244
22Southend42127234963-1443
23Walsall42119224569-2442
24Bradford42106264572-2736
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