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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 4,606) 11th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Oxford Utd Oxford United vs Cheltenham Town Cheltenhm

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R Williams (78)

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J Cureton (84)

U's and Robins share spoils

Last Updated: 11/03/14 11:10pm

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Jamie Cureton: Restored parity

Jamie Cureton: Restored parity

Managerless Oxford's slump continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Cheltenham at the Kassam Stadium.

The U's have now gone five games without a win as their automatic promotion hopes continue to fade.

Jamie Cureton poached an equaliser in the 84th minute as he deflected substitute Zack Kotwica's shot over goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.

Oxford had taken the lead in the 78th minute through Ryan Williams' second goal in successive games, the Australian winger drilling in a low shot from 15 yards to break the stalemate.

That came just seconds after Cheltenham had squandered a great chance when Cureton's glancing header at a free-kick was diverted on to a post by Clarke's outstretched foot.

Oxford top scorer James Constable had earlier threatened the most in a game which saw defences on top.

Constable headed just wide from David Connolly's right-wing cross and also sent a fierce 25-yard drive over the crossbar.

A superb burst from Constable in his own half should have brought a goal but, from his pass, Deane Smalley's touch let him down and Robins keeper Scott Brown, quickly off his line, made a smothering save.

Town's ex-Oxford midfielder Sam Deering saw a long-range dipping shot saved by Clarke before the break.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12