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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:

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Buckle on Cheltenham v Oxford United

"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

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Oxford United 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Zack Kotwica.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Troy Brown.

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.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

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

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

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

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Michael Collins replaces Alfie Potter.

Foul by Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Terry Gornell.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Jack Deaman.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Oxford United) right footed shot from long range on the right is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zack Kotwica replaces Raffaele De Vita.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Oxford United 1. Tyrone Barnett (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Wright.

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Oxford United 0. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Deaman.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 0, Oxford United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Oxford United 0.

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

Attempt missed. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by John Mullins.

Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

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

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Andrew Whing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe19115331171438
2Luton19114423121137
3Shrewsbury19113530151536
4Burton1911262522335
5Southend1910452115634
6Plymouth1994622111131
7Newport198742821731
8Bury199372723430
9Exeter198652725230
10Cambridge198383124727
11Morecambe198382021-127
12Portsmouth197572222026
13Accrington198292832-426
14Stevenage197482727025
15Northampton197392727024
16Wimbledon196672427-324
17Cheltenham196581828-1023
18Mansfield196491524-922
19Oxford Utd195682024-421
20Dag & Red1963102530-521
21York1931061823-519
22Carlisle1953112537-1218
23Tranmere1936101926-715
24Hartlepool1933131434-2012
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