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Northampton Town 0-0 Oxford United

Neither Northampton nor Oxford were able to significantly strengthen their League One survival prospects after playing out a goalless draw at Sixfields.

Both teams had chances to win it throughout but poor finishing in front of goal was the story of the day, leaving Northampton 19th and Oxford 15th in the battle to beat relegation.

Chris Long missed two chances inside the first 18 minutes for Northampton, skewing over from 18 yards and then side-footing wide after good play from Gboly Ariyibi, before Richardinho's goalbound shot was blocked on the line by Brendan Moloney.

Isaac Buckley-Ricketts clipped the top of the crossbar as Oxford grew into the game with Ryan Ledson also whipping a long-range effort narrowly wide.

Long went close for a third time in the second half when blazing over from inside the box before Matt Crooks and Sam Hoskins were unable to force home a goalmouth scramble.

The best opening of the entire game fell late on to Wes Thomas, who should have won it for Oxford but he headed wide from six yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13O'Donnell
  • 2Moloney
  • 6Taylor
  • 37Turnbull
  • 39Bunney
  • 22Crooks
  • 29Grimes
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forFaceyat 88'minutes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 45AriyibiSubstituted forPereiraat 72'minutes
  • 19Long

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 5Barnett
  • 8Foley
  • 11Powell
  • 17McWilliams
  • 24Facey
  • 28Pereira

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Eastwood
  • 19Kane
  • 16Dickie
  • 30Mousinho
  • 29Smith-Brown
  • 8Ledson
  • 27Mowatt
  • 32Buckley-RickettsSubstituted forNapaat 82'minutes
  • 17HenrySubstituted forvan Kesselat 73'minutes
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forThomasat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 9Thomas
  • 11Brannagan
  • 13Shearer
  • 14Ruffels
  • 36Napa
  • 39van Kessel
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
7,095

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Oxford United 0.

  3. Post update

    Matt Grimes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alex Mowatt (Oxford United).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Hildeberto Pereira (Northampton Town).

  6. Post update

    Todd Kane (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Shay Facey replaces Sam Hoskins.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Todd Kane (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gino van Kessel (Oxford United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Malachi Napa replaces Isaac Buckley-Ricketts.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

  14. Post update

    Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Northampton Town).

  18. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricardinho (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Wes Thomas replaces Jonathan Obika.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn34209562332969
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe351512851391257
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Bradford34155144851-350
9Portsmouth35154164244-249
10Peterborough331211105143847
11Gillingham351113113939046
12Bristol Rovers34144164952-346
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster351012134344-142
15Oxford Utd34119144951-242
16Blackpool341012124244-242
17Walsall331011124347-441
18Wimbledon34108163443-938
19Northampton35108173456-2238
20Fleetwood34107174556-1137
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons34711163247-1532
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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