League Two
CheltenhamCheltenham Town1Oxford UtdOxford United1

Cheltenham Town 1-1 Oxford United

Paul Buckle and Paul Baker
Paul Buckle (left) was unveiled as Cheltenham manager on Wednesday by chairman Paul Baker

Cheltenham ended their four-game losing run with a point against visiting Oxford United in Paul Buckle's first game as Robins manager.

Byron Harrison's first-time effort looked to have given former Bristol Rovers boss Buckle a dream start.

However, it was not to be, as Tyrone Barnett equalised for the U's when he fired past Trevor Carson.

Buckle had Carson to thank though, as the keeper made a series of fine saves to keep the score level.

Cheltenham Town boss Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I've got to be thankful to everyone at the club, particularly the fans, because they've made me so welcome.

"The staff have been brilliant, the players gave everything and in the end we've got to be happy with a point.

"I could sense a victory, I really could. When their goal came, it was a test of our mentality and we dug in.

"It's going to be a tough season, in January we're going to need to add and help this squad, but at the moment they've given me everything."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 15Deaman
  • 5Brown
  • 4Taylor
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 7Ferdinand
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Richards
  • 28De VitaSubstituted forKotwicaat 67'minutes
  • 9Harrison
  • 10GornellSubstituted forHanksat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Haworth
  • 12Gould
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 18Black
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 21Williams

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 25Riley
  • 5Mullins
  • 6WrightBooked at 87mins
  • 34Holmes-Dennis
  • 11PotterSubstituted forCollinsat 79'minutes
  • 16Whing
  • 7Rose
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 10Hylton
  • 27Barnett

Substitutes

  • 2Meades
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19Collins
  • 21Crocombe
  • 29Howard
  • 33Dunkley
  • 36Campbell
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
3,002

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away3

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Oxford United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Zack Kotwica.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Booking

    Jake Wright (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Kane Ferdinand (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Troy Brown.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Michael Collins replaces Alfie Potter.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Terry Gornell.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jack Deaman.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.