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Oxford United 1-1 Crawley Town

Crawley made a positive start to life in League Two after relegation as they claimed a draw at Oxford.

Gwion Edwards headed the visitors in front after Lee Barnard's persistence had kept alive a seemingly dead attack.

Last season's top scorer Danny Hylton levelled things nine minutes later, after Danny Rose's fine pass.

Oxford had few clear chances, but Kemar Roofe's late shot drew a good save from Freddie Woodman, who also did well to deny Johnny Mullins from the corner.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

"There's plenty more to come from us and there are things we want to get better, but it was a tough place to come.

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Mark Yates: Crawley boss after draw with Oxford United

"We've absolutely worked our socks off, we've switched off once and we got punished.

"The game plan we had the boys absolutely nailed it and they were brilliant and I commend them all, from one to 18 in the group they were magnificent.

"The attitude has been brilliant and we've had a tough summer for this club, with recruitment and I'll hold my hands up, but it's where we are."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Baldock
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 4Roofe
  • 7RoseSubstituted forRuffelsat 80'minutes
  • 8Sercombe
  • 11MacDonaldSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 77'minutes
  • 10Hylton
  • 20TaylorBooked at 17minsSubstituted forHobanat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hoban
  • 14Ruffels
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 21Crowcombe
  • 22Long
  • 24Ashby
  • 33Dunkley

Crawley

  • 1Woodman
  • 23Donnelly
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 83mins
  • 16Ashton
  • 6Bradley
  • 4WaltonBooked at 8minsSubstituted forHendersonat 45'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 10Rooney
  • 7Edwards
  • 9BarnardSubstituted forHarroldat 69'minutes
  • 20DeaconSubstituted forYoungat 69'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 11Henderson
  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 15Fenelon
  • 17Bawling
  • 18Harrold
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
6,349

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Crawley Town 1.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by John Mullins.

John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

Booking

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Slocombe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Freddie Woodman.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

Delay in match John Mullins (Oxford United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Danny Rose.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Luke Rooney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by John Mullins.

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Foul by Pat Hoban (Oxford United).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Roarie Deacon.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Lee Barnard.

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Henderson (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Oxford United 1, Crawley Town 1. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross.

Attempt saved. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by George Baldock.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge11003033
2Portsmouth11003033
3Wycombe11003033
4Hartlepool11002023
5Leyton Orient11002023
6Notts County11002023
7Plymouth11002023
8Exeter11003213
9Northampton11001013
10Accrington10101101
11Carlisle10101101
12Crawley10101101
13Luton10101101
14Mansfield10101101
15Oxford Utd10101101
16Yeovil100123-10
17Bristol Rovers100101-10
18Wimbledon100102-20
19Barnet100102-20
20Morecambe100102-20
21Stevenage100102-20
22Dag & Red100103-30
23Newport100103-30
24York100103-30
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