FOOTBALL: Timid City can't cash in as ten-man Chorley hold on

Oxford City's Darren Mullings goes for goal against Chorley

Oxford City's Darren Mullings goes for goal against Chorley

First published in Headlines

Oxford City 0 Chorley 0 Oxford City extended their unbeaten start to three matches with a goalless draw at home to highly-fancied Chorley at Marsh Lane on Saturday.

With the hosts having had a player sent off in their opening two games, it was the visitors who finished the game a man down after Harry Winter was sent off for a professional foul on Felipe Barcelos.

The result saw City climb to eight in the table, having yet to concede a goal. Chorley started the stronger with Mark Scott in the City goal gathering a dangerous centre from Winter, before Tom Smyth fired well wide.

At the other end, Chorley keeper Sam Ashton made a terrific stop from a Darren Mullings shot.

Summer signing Lewis Wilson twice went close to opening his City account, only to have his efforts blocked.

City stayed on the front foot and were almost rewarded with the opener.

Tom Winters cut in from the right, only to see his curling shot clip the corner of a post before going clear.

As the half ended, Scott did well to get both hands to a Paul Jarvis strike at the second attempt.

City reasserted their pressure after the break, with a Winters free-kick put out for a corner with some difficulty by Ashton.

On 74 minutes, Chorley were reduced to ten men when Harry Winter was red-carded for a professional foul on substitute Barcelos.

But City were unable to take advantage of the extra man.

City continued to look the more dangerous side, but lacked a cutting edge in the final third.

Another Winters free-kick caused trouble in the area, while Spanish signing Jose Lapoujade went close.

City had a chance to win it late on when Ander Del Alamo whipped in a cross, but Winters could only head into the hands of Ashton.

However, the hosts were forced to settle for a point as their unbeaten run stretched to three matches.

Oxford City: Scott, Benjamin, Lapoujade, Malone (Afolabi 57), Santiago, Brown, Rodriguez, Mullings, Wilson (Barcelos 57) Del Alamo, T Winters. Subs not used: Stonehouse, Green.

Referee: T Bramall.

Attendance: 312.

  •  Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Latest Sport news

Updates - Stevenage v Oxford Utd

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

1:58pm Saturday 31st January 2015

All the news from Oxford United's Sky Bet League Two clash at Stevenage.

Oxford United striker Danny Hylton says they are ready for Stevenage battle

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

Danny Hylton has warned Oxford United will get “eaten alive” at Stevenage today unless they match their hosts’ appetite for a battle.

Oxford United duo Richard Brindley and Joe Skarz ready for first starts against Stevenage

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 31st January 2015

Oxford United are likely to hand debuts to full backs Joe Skarz and Richard Brindley at Stevenage this afternoon.

ANGLING: Percy Hickman proves an ice-breaker

Oxford Mail: Bradford Sea Angling Club want last year's trophies returning to their next meeting on Tuesday, January 20 at the New Inn, East Bierley (8pm)

8:20am Saturday 31st January 2015

MOST of the 16 anglers had to break the ice after North Oxford Angling Society’s match against Charlbury AC was switched from the Evenlode to the Oxford canal at Kings Bridge.

ICE HOCKEY: Duo return to give Oxford City Stars a lift

Oxford Mail: ice hockey

8:20am Saturday 31st January 2015

OXFORD City Stars welcome back two key players ahead of their crucial English National League encounter at home to Cardiff Devils tomorrow (6.15).

RUGBY UNION: Koree Britton's confident London Welsh will put up a better fight

Oxford Mail: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

8:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

Koree Britton insists that he and his teammates will not be out for revenge when London Welsh face Saracens tomorrow, writes SIMON WILLIAMS.

RUGBY UNION: Alex Davies returns to action after nine-month injury nightmare

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

Alex Davies can’t wait for tomorrow’s home clash with Saracens as he prepares to end his nine-month injury nightmare.

SNOOKER: Ben Rowland falls just short of ton break

Oxford Mail: cue and cue ball for images of snooker and billards for sport

8:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

Ben Rowland just missed out on a century break in Abingdon Conservative Club B’s 5-1 home win over Rileys B in the Gentworks Oxford & District League.

TABLE TENNIS: Karl Bushell still leading the way after 50 years

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

OXFORDSHIRE’S most successful player is celebrating half a century playing the sport he loves, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

SWIMMING: City of Oxford trio reign in Spain

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 31st January 2015

LUCY Smith won bronze in the Catalonian Open Championships in Barcelona.

 

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree