Match ends, Oxford United 1, Crawley Town 1.
Crawley made a positive start to life in League Two after relegation as they claimed a draw at Oxford.
Gwion Edwards headed the visitors in front after Lee Barnard's persistence had kept alive a seemingly dead attack.
Last season's top scorer Danny Hylton levelled things nine minutes later, after Danny Rose's fine pass.
Oxford had few clear chances, but Kemar Roofe's late shot drew a good save from Freddie Woodman, who also did well to deny Johnny Mullins from the corner.
Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:
"There's plenty more to come from us and there are things we want to get better, but it was a tough place to come.
"We've absolutely worked our socks off, we've switched off once and we got punished.
"The game plan we had the boys absolutely nailed it and they were brilliant and I commend them all, from one to 18 in the group they were magnificent.
"The attitude has been brilliant and we've had a tough summer for this club, with recruitment and I'll hold my hands up, but it's where we are."
- 7RoseSubstituted forRuffelsat 80'minutes
- 11MacDonaldSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 77'minutes
- 20TaylorBooked at 17minsSubstituted forHobanat 61'minutes
- 5McNerneyBooked at 83mins
- 4WaltonBooked at 8minsSubstituted forHendersonat 45'minutes
- 9BarnardSubstituted forHarroldat 69'minutes
- 20DeaconSubstituted forYoungat 69'minutesBooked at 88mins
- Jeremy Simpson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Crawley Town 1.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by John Mullins.
John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.
Lewis Young (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Sam Slocombe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).
Attempt saved. John Mullins (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Freddie Woodman.
Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.
Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).
Delay in match John Mullins (Oxford United) because of an injury.
Substitution, Oxford United. Josh Ruffels replaces Danny Rose.
Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).
Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Lewis Young.