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  • Date:25 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Kassam Stadium
  • Attendance:6,189
  • Johnson (41)
  • Michael Duberry - og (8)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Oli Johnson has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

94mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the left by-line, clearance made by Mark Connolly.

93mins

Liam Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Connolly.

90mins

Matthew Hamshaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis. Peter Leven restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Booking for Peter Leven.

88mins

Lee Holmes takes a shot. Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

88mins

The ball is delivered by Mehdi Kerrouche, blocked by Mark Connolly.

86mins

Mehdi Kerrouche is ruled offside. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Unfair challenge on Ben Mills by Harry Worley results in a free kick. Michael Thomas replaces Elliott Hewitt. Free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

83mins

(Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Ben Mills coming on for Ben Tomlinson. George Donnelly leaves the field to be replaced by Vinny Mukendi.

76mins

Ben Tomlinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

74mins

Unfair challenge on Matthew Hamshaw by James Constable results in a free kick. Richard O'Donnell takes the direct free kick. Mark Wilson replaces Andrew Whing.

73mins

Corner taken by Peter Leven, Shot by Mehdi Kerrouche from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

71mins

A cross is delivered by Lee Holmes, Header from close in by James Constable misses to the right of the goal.

70mins

Mark Connolly challenges Mehdi Kerrouche unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Leven takes the free kick.

69mins

Arnaud Mendy challenges James Constable unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Arnaud Mendy a yellow card. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Leven from left wing, clearance made by Ben Futcher.

66mins

Ben Tomlinson challenges Michael Duberry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.

63mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw from the left by-line, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

63mins

A cross is delivered by George Donnelly, clearance by Damian Batt.

62mins

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven.

60mins

Scott Rendell leaves the field to be replaced by Mehdi Kerrouche.

60mins

A cross is delivered by Andrew Whing.

59mins

Scott Rendell takes a shot. Save made by Richard O'Donnell.

59mins

Oli Johnson takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

59mins

James Constable takes a shot. Save by Ryan Clarke.

57mins

The ball is delivered by George Donnelly, save made by Ryan Clarke.

56mins

George Donnelly takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.

54mins

The official flags Matthew Hamshaw offside. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Peter Leven, clearance made by Mark Connolly.

50mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the left by-line, clearance by Elliott Hewitt.

50mins

Lee Holmes takes a shot. Blocked by Arnaud Mendy.

49mins

Foul by Ben Tomlinson on Liam Davis, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Liam Davis.

48mins

The ball is sent over by Lee Holmes, save by Richard O'Donnell.

47mins

Centre by Damian Batt, clearance by Colin Daniel. Peter Leven takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Ben Futcher. Corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the right by-line, clearance made by Marcus Marshall. Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven.

42mins

A goal is scored by Oli Johnson from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 1-1 Macclesfield.Assist by Lee Holmes.

42mins

Peter Leven has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

36mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the right by-line, Effort on goal by James Constable from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

34mins

The ball is swung over by Oli Johnson, Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

33mins

Marcus Marshall delivers the ball. The ball is swung over by Colin Daniel, Ryan Clarke makes a save.

29mins

Oli Johnson fouled by Sam Wedgbury, the ref awards a free kick. Harry Worley takes the free kick.

26mins

Michael Duberry challenges Ben Tomlinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Hamshaw.

24mins

Scott Rendell is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

22mins

Peter Leven takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

20mins

Harry Worley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliott Hewitt. Matthew Hamshaw takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Elliott Hewitt fouled by Andrew Whing, the ref awards a free kick. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick. Andrew Whing is cautioned.

16mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven by Ben Tomlinson. Peter Leven takes the direct free kick.

15mins

Unfair challenge on Oli Johnson by Matthew Hamshaw results in a free kick. Peter Leven produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Richard O'Donnell.

12mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Leven.

8mins

The offside flag is raised against Scott Rendell. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell. Foul by Peter Leven on Matthew Hamshaw, free kick awarded. Own goal by Michael Duberry. Oxford Utd 0-1 Macclesfield.

5mins

Damian Batt sends in a cross.

4mins

The ball is swung over by Peter Leven, Ben Futcher manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Peter Leven, clearance by Marcus Marshall.

3mins

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Hamshaw, Lee Holmes manages to make a clearance.

2mins

Mark Connolly fouled by James Constable, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

1mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven played to the near post, clearance by Colin Daniel. Michael Duberry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Tomlinson. Direct free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

Match Preview

Injuries still plague U's Oxford's late challenge for a play-off place continues apace despite a host of injury problems as Macclesfield come to town. The U's find themselves in seventh place in npower League Two, following an unbeaten run of five games, but Chris Wilder continues to miss several of his key players. Winger Alfie Potter (broken ankle) is out for the season, with strikers Tom Craddock (knee), Jon-Paul Pittman (hamstring) and defender Tony Capaldi (knee and back) all on the treatment table. Midfielder Simon Heslop, though, is close to a return following a heel injury, with full-back Andy Whing likely to play through the pain barrier once again having broken his nose against Bristol Rovers. On-loan forward Mehdi Kerrouche remains an option after missing out in the 2-1 victory over Barnet, but with Scott Rendell and James Constable forging a promising strike partnership, he may have to remain patient. George Donnelly and Ben Tomlinson are set to continue in attack for Macclesfield following their successful return from injury in midweek. The Silkmen went down to their eighth consecutive defeat at Northampton, but Donnelly and Tomlinson marked comebacks to the starting XI following respective calf and thigh injuries with a goal apiece in the 3-2 reverse. However, manager Gary Simpson hardly saw his injury problems ease at Sixfields as goalkeeper Jose Vega (thigh) and defender Tony Diagne (hamstring) picked up strains that are expected to keep them out this weekend. Midfielders Dwayne Mattis and Tom Fisher are ankle injury victims along with defender Paul Morgan, while Morgan's fellow centre-back Nat Brown is targeting Tuesday's home encounter with Plymouth as he recovers from the effects of a back spasm. Long-term absentees Ross Draper (broken metatarsal) and Lewis Chalmers (hernia) are set to spend time at the National Sport Centre at Lilleshall as they attempt to progress in their recoveries.

Formation:442Manager: Chris Wilder

Oxford Utd

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Simpson

Macclesfield

  • Ryan Clarke
  • Damian Batt
  • Michael Duberry
  • Harry Worley
  • Liam Davis
  • Lee Holmes
  • Andrew Whing
  • Peter Leven
  • Oli Johnson
  • Scott Rendell
  • James Constable
  • SUBS
  • Wayne Brown
  • Anthony Tonkin
  • Asa Hall
  • Mark Wilson
  • Mehdi Kerrouche

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Match Report

Silkmen earn share of spoils Macclesfield ended their appalling run of eight successive defeats with a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Oxford. Michael Duberry's third own goal in Oxford's past four home games had gives the Silkmen an unexpected lead in the ninth minutes. The 35-year-old former Chelsea defender looked to be under no real pressure when Matt Hamshaw delivered a free-kick from the right, but planted a thumping header into his own net. It was five weeks ago that Duberry had made history with his bizarre "imperfect" hat-trick - left-foot, right-foot and header - but with two of the three being own goals. Macclesfield keeper Richard O'Donnell, who only joined on a 28-day emergency loan from Sheffield Wednesday on Friday, saved well from Lee Holmes' 20-yard drive after James Constable pulled the ball back. Peter Leven went close with a rasping drive soon after, before the U's levelled three minutes before half-time through Oli Johnson. The former Norwich midfielder, who took a touch to beat a defender, then drilled a low right-foot shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. The second half became very open, and after O'Donnell saved smartly from Constable, Mark Connolly produced a brilliant last-ditch block to prevent Scott Rendell following up to score. Constable missed the game's best chance midway through the second half as he headed over from three yards from a Holmes cross following good work by Mehdi Kerrouche.

Form Guide

    LDDWDW
  • Oxford Utd
  • VS
  • Macclesfield
  • LLLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Macclesfield
  • 1 - 1
  • Oxford Utd
  • 15/10/2011
  • Oxford Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Macclesfield
  • 28/12/2010
  • Macclesfield
  • 3 - 2
  • Oxford Utd
  • 16/10/2010
  • Oxford Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Macclesfield
  • 15/02/2006
  • Macclesfield
  • 1 - 1
  • Oxford Utd
  • 14/01/2006
  • Oxford Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Macclesfield
  • 06/04/2005

Top Scorers

Oxford Utd

  • J Constable 11
  • P Leven 5
  • M Duberry 3
  • S Heslop 3
  • J Pittman 3
  • L Davis 2
  • A Potter 2
  • P McLaren 1
  • T Craddock 1
  • S Rendell 1
  • D Batt 1
  • A Hall 1
  • O Johnson 1

Macclesfield

  • B Tomlinson 6
  • R Draper 4
  • G Donnelly 4
  • T Diagne 3
  • D Mattis 1
  • M Hamshaw 1
  • C Daniel 1
  • M Marshall 1
  • A Mendy 1

Goals

Oxford Utd

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 43
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Macclesfield

    • Total goals 58
    • Goals per game 28
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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