League Two
Oxford UtdOxford United1CheltenhamCheltenham Town1

Oxford United's promotion push suffered a blow after Jamie Cureton's late goal rescued a point for Cheltenham.

The U's dominated for the first hour with David Connolly, James Constable, Ryan Williams and Josh Ruffels all going close for the hosts.

Oxford winger Williams charged through to open the scoring from 15 yards after latching onto a defensive error.

Cheltenham levelled after Cureton deflected Zack Kotwica's shot past Ryan Clarke and they held on for a point.

The U's have now gone five games without a win as their automatic promotion hopes continue to fade.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Gloucestershire:

"We created a few problems of our own with a few scrambles at the end.

"I'm a bit disappointed we didn't get more from the game, as we had a couple of really good chances in the second half.

"But we showed a lot of character to come back against a decent side.

"We've come back and got something out of it when we could have dropped and faded away."

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13Hunt
  • 3Newey
  • 19Mullins
  • 4RaynesBooked at 76mins
  • 6Wright
  • 15WilliamsBooked at 78mins
  • 37Ruffels
  • 24Connolly
  • 10SmalleySubstituted forPotterat 73'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 7Rigg
  • 11Potter
  • 16Whing
  • 17Rose
  • 18Davies
  • 22Wroe
  • 23Henly

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 28IhiekweBooked at 48mins
  • 20Jombati
  • 14Richards
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashanBooked at 18mins
  • 8DeeringSubstituted forKotwicaat 74'minutes
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forCuretonat 61'minutes
  • 10Gornell
  • 21VincentSubstituted forNobleat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 7Cureton
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 32Brundle
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
4,606

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Terry Gornell.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jermaine McGlashan.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alfie Potter (Oxford United).

  9. Post update

    Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    David Hunt (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jake Wright.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  15. Booking

    Michael Raynes (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Raynes (Oxford United).

  17. Post update

    Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zack Kotwica replaces Sam Deering.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Alfie Potter replaces Dean Smalley.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.