Hunt happy with another assist

Oxford Mail: David Hunt goes for goal late in the game David Hunt goes for goal late in the game

DAVID Hunt felt an understanding between himself and Dave Kitson was key in Oxford United’s dramatic late goal at Fleetwood Town.

With just over a minute of normal time remaining, the experienced striker leapt to glance Hunt’s cross into the far corner of the net to earn a 1-1 draw.

The pair had combined minutes earlier with a similar chance which Fleetwood goalkeeper Scott Davies kept out at full stretch.

Hunt was not surprised with the outcome after building up a link with Kitson in training.

He said: “Kits tends to be able to read where I cross it, he’s got a great brain in that sense.

“He gets on quite a few of my crosses in training.

“The keeper made a good save from one just before, so I think we have a good understanding.”

Fleetwood took the lead when Steven Schumacher picked out the top corner from a free-kick between the penalty area and the touchline.

Hunt acknowledged the quality of the strike and thought there was little United could do about it.

He said: “I think it is one of those things where if you asked that lad to do it again, I don’t think he could.

“You put any goalkeeper in that situation and I don’t think they are going to save it.

“He put it right in the top corner. It’s one of those things you have to get on with it and it’s part and parcel of football.

“The best thing is we have the character to at least get a point back.”

And the right back knows the result will have given more proof to their rivals that the U’s are genuine contenders.

He said: “Definitely, that’s always the way. We are the same and we look at results straight away in the dressing room.

“We have got such a strong squad and with the performance in the second half away at Fleetwood I think it holds us in good stead for the rest of the season.”

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