League Two
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Liam Sercombe
Liam Sercombe celebrates scoring his 14th goal of the season

Relegation-threatened Stevenage grabbed a vital draw against 10-man Oxford.

The second-placed U's were reduced to 10 men after just 16 minutes when John Lundstram was shown a straight red for a reckless challenge on Michael Tonge.

Oxford skipper Liam Sercombe then had his second-half penalty saved after Jones manhandled Danny Hylton, but he made amends in the 58th minute with his 14th goal of the season.

But Boro equalised when Byron Harrison fired home from Greg Luer's pass.

Stevenage sit 22nd in the League Two table, seven points above the drop zone.

Lundtsram's red card means the 22-year-old playmaker will now miss Oxford United's Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Barnsley at Wembley on 3 April.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 13Buchel
  • 33Dunkley
  • 6Wright
  • 5Mullins
  • 3Skarz
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 46minsSubstituted forRuffelsat 54'minutes
  • 18LundstramBooked at 16mins
  • 8Sercombe
  • 4Roofe
  • 10Hylton
  • 29BowerySubstituted forWaringat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 7Waring
  • 14Ruffels
  • 17Giles
  • 22Long
  • 24Ashby
  • 28Maguire

Stevenage

  • 1JonesBooked at 45mins
  • 18ParrettBooked at 28mins
  • 2Wilkinson
  • 19WellsSubstituted forJohnsonat 90'minutes
  • 23Okimo
  • 34Gorman
  • 4Keane
  • 15TongeSubstituted forPettat 45'minutes
  • 28PritchardBooked at 75minsSubstituted forConlonat 79'minutes
  • 9Luer
  • 13Harrison

Substitutes

  • 7Whelpdale
  • 11Pett
  • 16Day
  • 27Johnson
  • 29Mulraney
  • 31Adams
  • 32Conlon
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
7,980

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home4
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford United 1, Stevenage 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Stevenage 1.

  3. Post update

    Joe Skarz (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jake Wright.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Johnson replaces Dean Wells.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tom Conlon (Stevenage).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Danny Hylton.

  10. Post update

    Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

  11. Post update

    Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    John Mullins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jake Wright.

  15. Post update

    Foul by George Waring (Oxford United).

  16. Post update

    Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    George Waring (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Liam Sercombe (Oxford United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Bradley Pritchard.

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