Oxford midfielder Kayleigh Hines says a point against Women's Super League Two leaders Reading was the "least they deserved" in Wednesday's 2-2 draw.
Hines twice put the third-from-bottom U's ahead, with Lauren Burton responding with a brace of her own.
"It's a bit disappointing considering we took the lead twice but we knew the quality of Reading," Hines said.
Reading, who dropped points at home for the first time in 2015, did enough to go top on goal difference.
Hines put Oxford ahead in the seventh minute, nodding home Holly Pickett's neat ball from point-blank range, only for Bruton to level from the spot after she was obstructed in the area by Sahara Osborne-Ricketts
Hines made it 2-1 with a fine effort into bottom corner before Burton equalised again less than a minute later.
Reading manager Kelly Chambers said: "Credit to them, they came out with a good game plan, but the disappointing thing for me was defending set-pieces and we need to either cancel them out or make sure we deal with them."