League Two
Bury1Oxford Utd1

Bury 1-1 Oxford United

Josh Ruffels

A second-half Josh Ruffels header against a resurgent Bury kept promotion-chasing Oxford's unbeaten league run this season going.

Craig Jones pounced on Ryan Clarke's fumble after the break to give Bury the lead.

Ruffels levelled with his first U's goal less than two minutes later, nodding home a Danny Rose corner.

Clarke protected the point, denying both Daniel Nardiello and Andrew Tutte.

Seven minutes of stoppage time was added at the end of the game after Shakers goalkeeper Brian Jensen and U's striker David Connolly received treatment after clashing heads.

Oxford remain unbeaten in three games under caretaker manager Mickey Lewis following Chris Wilder's exit last week.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 7Jones
  • 16Tutte
  • 3McNulty
  • 29Veseli
  • 34Mills
  • 8Miller
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 10GrimesSubstituted forNardielloat 50'minutes
  • 9ForresterSubstituted forSoaresat 80'minutes
  • 17Akpa-AkproSubstituted forPlattat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 6Proctor
  • 18Nardiello
  • 19Soares
  • 22Platt
  • 27Burke
  • 30Charles-Cook

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 34Bevans
  • 3NeweyBooked at 14mins
  • 17Rose
  • 13HuntBooked at 45mins
  • 19Mullins
  • 22Wroe
  • 37Ruffles
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forConnollyat 64'minutes
  • 10Smalley
  • 35O'DowdaSubstituted forKitsonat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Kitson
  • 18Davies
  • 20Marsh
  • 23Henly
  • 24Connolly
  • 30Long
  • 32Lynn
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
2,303

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 1, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 1, Oxford United 1.

Pablo Mills (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Chris Sedgwick.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Brian Jensen (Bury) because of an injury.

Foul by Tommy Miller (Bury).

Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Soares replaces Anton Forrester.

Foul by Frederic Veseli (Bury).

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

Attempt saved. Clive Platt (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ryan Clarke.

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt blocked. Dave Kitson (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Frederic Veseli (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Pablo Mills (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by David Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Dave Kitson replaces Callum O'Dowda.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. David Connolly replaces James Constable.

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Oxford United 1. Josh Ruffles (Oxford United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Oxford United 0. Craig Jones (Bury) left footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tommy Miller.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

Dean Smalley (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe24128436241244
2Burton2412662722542
3Chesterfield23118433191441
4Southend2412573021941
5Rochdale2412483531440
6Oxford Utd23108534211338
7Fleetwood2312293729838
8Newport2310763124737
9Morecambe26106103034-436
10Dag & Red259793231134
11Cheltenham248973133-233
12Plymouth249692225-333
13Exeter2495103032-232
14Wimbledon248792727031
15Hartlepool248792728-131
16Mansfield2578102633-729
17York2561093032-228
18Bury246993030027
19Wycombe2376102932-327
20Portsmouth2468102938-926
21Accrington2467112634-825
22Bristol Rovers2358102025-523
23Torquay2558122540-1523
24Northampton2457121931-1222
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