Jim Smith was delighted with Oxford United's second-half response as they hit back to earn a 1-1 draw in last night's pre-season friendly against Wycombe Wanderers.

Barry Quinn headed in the leveller from an excellent Alex Jeannin free-kick after a stunning solo goal from Wycombe's Argentine midfielder Sergio Torres.

"It was the most competitive game of the pre-season, which is what we expected and what we wanted," Smith said. "It was a local derby and I thought Wycombe were an excellent side. I really was impressed by them.

"The lads who came on got their feet, and then we were better.

"Once Michael Standing got the grip of the game, he made it all happen for us and the pace of Joel (Ledgister) gave them problems."

But both Standing and Phil Trainer were only on the bench, though, because they had been disciplined by Smith for arriving at the ground late. They got caught in a traffic jam after a crash on the M40.

"That will hopefully teach players a lesson," said United's manager.

"They should be here very early - or for proper matchdays the night before. They've got to realise Fridays without crashes is bad enough, with crashes it's pretty appalling.

Trainer is likely to have been hit in the pocket. "Michael's not our player, so we can't fine him!" Smith said.