Oxford United 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Jamille Matt came off the bench to hand bottom club Forest Green a 1-1 draw against Oxford in their League 1 fixture at Kassam Stadium.

But the game’s biggest talking point was a save from home goalkeeper Simon Eastwood’s contender of the season to deny a Connor Wickham shot just before the break.

The U’s took the lead in the 19th minute with a messy goal that was eventually credited to James Henry.

Matty Taylor looked offside in the build-up before Rovers made a hash to clear the danger and although it could have been a Harry Boyes goal, Henry was deemed to have gotten the finishing touch.

Forest Green equalized in the 61st minute when Matt headed Corey O’Keeffe’s right wing cross to the far post.

In an open game, both goalkeepers found themselves very busy.

Luke McGee fended off a shot from Henry in the opening 40 seconds, then made good saves from Marcus Browne, Tyler Goodrham and Taylor.

Eastwood blocked Josh March’s effort and saved Boyes and O’Keefe well, with Boyes also shooting against the post for the visitors.

Match report provided by PA Media.

Alignments

Oxford Utd

Training 4-2-3-1

  • 13Eastwood
  • 33anderson
  • 2LongBooked at 45 mins
  • 4findlayReplaced bySedonat 77′minutes
  • 16Brown
  • 14beat
  • 8Brannagan
  • 17HenryReplaced byMcGuaneat 67′minutes
  • 11Brown
  • sevenBodinReplaced byGoodrhamat 23′minutes
  • 9taylorReplaced byO’Donkorat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Rodriguez
  • 15Mousinho
  • 18McGuane
  • 21McGinty
  • 27Goodrham
  • 39O’Donkor
  • 42Sedon

green forest

Training 3-4-1-2

  • 1McGee
  • 3BernardBooked at 38 mins
  • 5CaseyBooked at 90 minutes
  • 6CargillReplaced byFernandes Brandsat 50′minutesBooked at 90 minutes
  • 2O’Keeffe
  • 27Bunker
  • 25Peart HarrisBooked at 88 mins
  • 11Boyes
  • 17McAllisterReplaced byMastat 45+7′minutesBooked at 74 mins
  • 28MarchBooked at 51 mins
  • 21Wickham

Substitutes

  • 14Mast
  • 16Jones
  • 19Robertson
  • 23Fernandes Brands
  • 24Thomas

Arbitrator:
Simon Mather

Presence:
7,813

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