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Oxford United 0-0 Stevenage

Oxford striker Danny Hylton
Danny Hylton is Oxford's top-scorer this season with six goals

Oxford extended their unbeaten run in League Two to five matches but were left frustrated as Stevenage claimed a goalless draw at the Kassam Stadium.

Michael Appleton's team, who were bottom of the table a fortnight ago, dominated possession.

But they were unable to break the visitors down, with Danny Hylton spurning three great opportunities.

He had a close-range shot saved, put a decent header wide and also sliced a half-volley into the side-netting.

Stevenage showed more attacking intent after the break with Tom Pett shooting wide and fellow sub Dean Parrett forcing George Long into a save with a 20-yard drive.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Oxford v Stevenage

"I watched a lot of very young and very inexperienced players grow up an enormous amount today.

"We've been talking about the need for them to evolve tactically, to learn defensive as well as offensive responsibilities.

"That was a pretty solid, strong and disciplined performance in the second half. We cut out a very good chance that could have won it.

"We've got a big injury list - we've been a little unfortunate in that regard. The benefit for us is we're getting a lot of young players their first league experience."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 18Long
  • 6Wright
  • 5Mullins
  • 25Riley
  • 3Newey
  • 10Hylton
  • 29HowardSubstituted forBrownat 82'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 19Collins
  • 27Barnett

Substitutes

  • 4Raynes
  • 7Rose
  • 8Brown
  • 9Morris
  • 11Potter
  • 21Crocombe
  • 28Jakubiak

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 9Charles
  • 2RichensBooked at 79mins
  • 3DembeleBooked at 90mins
  • 19Wells
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forParrettat 66'minutes
  • 22Lee
  • 20Beardsley
  • 25Henry
  • 24LancasterSubstituted forPettat 45'minutes
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forCalcuttat 43'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ashton
  • 11Pett
  • 15Calcutt
  • 18Parrett
  • 29Gorman
  • 30Reading
  • 32Conlon
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
4,658

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 0, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 0, Stevenage 0.

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

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Hand ball by Junior Brown (Oxford United).

Booking

Bira Dembele (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bira Dembele (Stevenage).

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Calcutt (Stevenage).

Foul by Michael Collins (Oxford United).

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Chris Beardsley.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Junior Brown replaces Brian Howard.

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

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

Booking

Michael Richens (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Michael Richens (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

Joe Riley (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

Connor Calcutt (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).

Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury9621156920
2Burton9612129319
3Wycombe9531126618
4Southend9522117417
5Morecambe9513128416
6Shrewsbury9432127515
7Cheltenham943286215
8Mansfield95041111015
9Northampton94231713414
10Wimbledon94231512314
11Portsmouth9423108214
12Plymouth9414117413
13Luton933367-112
14Cambridge93241512311
15Stevenage93241013-311
16Newport9243810-210
17Accrington93151420-610
18Tranmere92341112-19
19York91621012-29
20Exeter9234812-49
21Dag & Red92251117-68
22Oxford Utd9144911-27
23Hartlepool9216514-97
24Carlisle9036821-133
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