League Two
Oxford UtdOxford United1NorthamptonNorthampton Town1
Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney is mobbed by his Northampton Town teammates after giving the League Two side the lead

Alex MacDonald struck a late equaliser for Oxford against Northampton to deny former U's boss Chris Wilder a winning return to the Kassam Stadium.

Northampton took the lead just before half-time as Ivan Toney's free-kick bounced in front of keeper Jamie Ashdown, wrong footing him.

The visitors failed to find a second goal and MacDonald scored to dent their slim League Two play-off hopes.

The Cobblers are seven points off the play-off places, with three games left.

Northampton Town
The match was delayed as parts of the pitch were filled with sand following London Welsh's match on Sunday, whom Oxford share a ground with

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 18Ashdown
  • 22Long
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Skarz
  • 29Roofe
  • 14Ruffels
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forMacDonaldat 76'minutes
  • 15O'DowdaSubstituted forRoseat 61'minutes
  • 27VassellSubstituted forRobertsat 69'minutes
  • 10Hylton

Substitutes

  • 1Clarke
  • 7Rose
  • 11MacDonald
  • 24Ashby
  • 30Humphreys
  • 31Roberts
  • 33Dunkley

Northampton

  • 42Jalal
  • 2Moloney
  • 6Collins
  • 16Diamond
  • 3HorwoodBooked at 57mins
  • 19D'Ath
  • 10O'Toole
  • 25Byrom
  • 26HolmesSubstituted forTozerat 87'minutes
  • 22De GirolamoSubstituted forHackettat 74'minutes
  • 24ToneyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRichardsat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Duke
  • 4Carter
  • 9Richards
  • 11Hackett
  • 12Tozer
  • 14Gray
  • 17Perry
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
4,836

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Oxford United 1, Northampton Town 1. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Ricky Holmes.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by John-Joe O'Toole.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Chris Hackett.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

  10. Post update

    Danny Rose (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Marc Richards replaces Ivan Toney because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Long (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Alexander MacDonald replaces Michael Collins.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces Diego De Girolamo.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Long (Oxford United) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

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

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