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Gillingham 1-1 Oxford United

Gillingham extended their unbeaten run to eight league games after coming from behind to draw against Oxford.

Tariqe Fosu spectacularly broke the deadlock for the visitors after 16 minutes with a curling effort that marked his first league goal since October.

Nathan Holland headed wide from Josh Ruffels' cross and defender Sam Long missed the target after meeting Shandon Baptiste's free-kick as Karl Robinson's side looked to double their advantage.

Olly Lee's off-target volley from Connor Ogilvie's long throw into the box was the closest the hosts came to an equaliser before the break.

However, they did manage to draw level in the 61st minute thanks to Lee's penalty.

Striker Brandon Hanlan was clumsily fouled by Alex Gorrin and Hearts loanee Lee drew the teams level from the spot.

Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood produced a brilliant finger-tip save to deny Hanlan from heading the hosts in front within two minutes of the Gills' equaliser.

Now winless in four league games, Robinson's Oxford almost snatched the victory when Ruffels' header was deflected onto his own bar by Hanlan 22 minutes from time.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 27Tucker
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 14Jones
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 24O'Connor
  • 22LeeBooked at 45mins
  • 10RobertsSubstituted forJakubiakat 80'minutes
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 8Willock
  • 9Mandron
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 17Pringle
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 23Jakubiak

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 12Long
  • 4Dickie
  • 15Mousinho
  • 3Ruffels
  • 18Sykes
  • 6Gorrin
  • 16BaptisteBooked at 75mins
  • 27HollandSubstituted forBrowneat 76'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 19MackieBooked at 37minsSubstituted forAgyeiat 61'minutes
  • 11Fosu-Henry

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 7Hall
  • 13Stevens I
  • 20Hanson
  • 23Agyei
  • 28Kelly
  • 30Browne
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
5,051

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home22
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 1, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, Oxford United 1.

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Daniel Agyei (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Attempt blocked. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste.

Foul by Daniel Agyei (Oxford United).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Booking

Marcus Browne (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Marcus Browne (Oxford United).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Marcus Browne (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Agyei.

Sam Long (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Sam Long.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Shandon Baptiste.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Sam Long.

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Barry Fuller (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Alex Jakubiak replaces Jordan Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Marcus Browne replaces Nathan Holland.

Booking

Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham).

Foul by Mark Sykes (Oxford United).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Roberts.

Attempt missed. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Holland (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Long.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Brandon Hanlan.

Attempt blocked. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shandon Baptiste with a cross.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Alfie Jones.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Holland (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Offside, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels tries a through ball, but Tariqe Fosu-Henry is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham26145748262247
2Wycombe2613853427747
3Ipswich26129539241545
4Coventry251111336261044
5Oxford Utd26118743261741
6Sunderland25118636241241
7Portsmouth2511863729841
8Burton2511683430439
9Doncaster24107736241237
10Peterborough2610794435937
11Fleetwood2410773932737
12Lincoln City27114123633337
13Bristol Rovers2510693035-536
14Gillingham2681172925435
15Blackpool2581073229334
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2678113639-329
18Rochdale2684143043-1328
19Wimbledon2676133138-727
20MK Dons2774162739-1225
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2627172966-3713
23Bolton2447131954-357
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