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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:

"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
  • 15WilliamsSubstituted 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 0, Exeter City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

  4. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Marsh (Oxford United).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Tyrone Marsh replaces James Constable.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jake Wright.

  20. Post update

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