December 15, 2012
Worley leaves it late
A late strike from substitute Harry Worley earned Oxford a 1-1 draw at Morecambe.
Worley turned home Alfie Potter's right-wing cross from eight yards with two minutes left to cancel out Kevin Ellison's 78th-minute opener.
The Shrimps' top scorer gave his side the lead with a close-range finish from an Andy Wright corner.
Oxford dominated the early stages and went close after just 13 seconds when Tom Craddock found himself in space in the box but dragged his shot just wide of the right-hand post.
That set the tone for the opening period as Chris Wilder's side dominated.
James Constable had a chance after a Nick Fenton slip but just as he looked to pull the trigger he slipped and lost possession.
Craddock had a second chance on eight minutes but was denied by the legs of Barry Roche, who was also called upon again seven minutes later to parry a long-range effort from Damien Batt.
The U's were made to pay for their profligacy when Ellison netted his 10th of the season.
But Worley popped up to seal a point for the visitors late on.
|1 Barry Roche||1 Ryan Clarke|
|15 Chris McCready||17 Tony Capaldi|
|2 Nick Fenton||6 Jake Wright|
|8 Andrew Wright||4 Michael Raynes|
|4 Jordan Mustoe||2 Damian Batt|
|18 Gary McDonald||20 Peter Leven|
|11 Kevin Ellison||14 Sean Rigg|
|16 Stuart Drummond||7 Adam Chapman|
|17 Andrew Fleming||9 James Constable|
|10 Richard Brodie||29 Tom Craddock|
|27 Jack Redshaw||15 Alfie Potter|
|25 Andres Arestidou||Wayne Brown 21|
|6 Will Haining||Luke O'Brien 23|
|22 Andy Parrish||Harry Worley 22|
|12 Dan Parkinson||Liam Davis 26|
|7 Izak Reid||Lee Cox 19|
|19 Joe McGee||Jake Forster-Caskey 18|
|9 Lewis Alessandra||Tyrone Marsh 28|
|Will Haining for Nick Fenton (46)||Liam Davis for Sean Rigg (67)|
|Lewis Alessandra for Jack Redshaw (68)||Harry Worley for Tony Capaldi (83)|
|Andy Parrish for Jordan Mustoe (87)||Jake Forster-Caskey for Tom Craddock (90)|
|· Squads: Morecambe | Oxford United|