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Oxford United 0-0 Exeter City

Dave Kitson and Liam Sercombe battle for possession

Exeter City remained in third place in League Two after a hard-fought goalless draw with fellow promotion chasers Oxford United, who stay in fourth.

Grecians striker John O'Flynn had the first half's best chance but failed to get any power on his strike with just goalkeeper Ryan Clarke to beat.

Oxford had the best of a tight second half with James Constable and Dave Kitson going close with headers.

But Kitson was sent off in injury time after receiving a second yellow card.

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Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

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Tisdale happy with solid point

"If we continue with that in terms of away performances and results then we're not going to be too far away. It's another game ticked off and more points on the board.

"It is a good point considering the two games we've had. We've had two clean sheets and some very considered play and, it must be said, some tired legs.

"I can't be too critical. The lads have worked really hard, and did the basics really well again.

"It was even stevens all the way through, both sides won't be unhappy with their performance and won't be cock-a-hoop either."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13HuntBooked at 58mins
  • 3Newey
  • 16Whing
  • 4Raynes
  • 6Wright
  • 15R WilliamsSubstituted forDaviesat 69'minutes
  • 17Rose
  • 8KitsonBooked at 90mins
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forMarshat 80'minutes
  • 7Rigg

Substitutes

  • 14Hall
  • 18Davies
  • 20Marsh
  • 21Crocombe
  • 34Bevans
  • 35O'Dowda
  • 37Ruffles

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 5Baldwin
  • 3Woodman
  • 14DohertyBooked at 33minsSubstituted forGillat 54'minutes
  • 6ColesBooked at 58mins
  • 4Bennett
  • 11Davies
  • 7SercombeBooked at 62mins
  • 19O'FlynnSubstituted forParkinat 81'minutes
  • 10Gow
  • 22KeohaneSubstituted forWheelerat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 25Parkin
  • 26Tillson
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
  • 35Gill
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
5,083

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

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

Hand ball by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

Jake Wright (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Oxford United).

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces John O'Flynn.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Tyrone Marsh replaces James Constable.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Scott Davies replaces Ryan Williams.

Attempt saved. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

Booking

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

David Hunt (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matthew Gill replaces Tommy Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Jimmy Keohane.

Attempt missed. Dave Kitson (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Oxford United 0, Exeter City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Oxford United 0, Exeter City 0.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

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

Booking

Dave Kitson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale138232114726
2Chesterfield137332013724
3Exeter137331813524
4Oxford Utd136522112923
5Fleetwood137152015522
6Morecambe136432018222
7Mansfield135621511421
8Burton136341917221
9Newport135531814420
10Wycombe126241814420
11Southend136251411320
12Scunthorpe125521412220
13Dag & Red135531817120
14Hartlepool135351715218
15Wimbledon135351516-118
16Portsmouth124441919016
17Cheltenham134361824-615
18York123361519-412
19Plymouth13337815-712
20Bury132471316-310
21Bristol Rovers132471118-710
22Torquay132471323-1010
23Northampton132381220-89
24Accrington13148920-117
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