January 29, 2013
Maghoma rescues Brewers
Jacques Maghoma earned Burton a 1-1 draw at Oxford which sent his side into the top three for the first time this season.
The Brewers striker was given space to turn and fire in a low shot from 16 yards with 20 minutes remaining and cancelled out James Constable's opener.
Oxford gave a debut to 19-year-old goalkeeper Max Crocombe, who did well in the testing, blustery conditions.
Burton keeper Stuart Tomlinson produced a great reaction save after 33 minutes when Damian Batt had got round the visitors' defence to meet Adam Chapman's cross on the volley.
But Oxford went ahead when Constable marked his return from a four-match suspension by heading home.
The striker peeled away from the near post to nod in Tony Capaldi's corner five minutes into the second half for his 10th goal of the campaign.
But Maghoma levelled for Burton in the 70th minute with a nice finish for his side's first goal in their last four away games after a start to the year in which they had previously won all their games at home, and lost all of them away.
Billy Kee had the chance to grab a late winner for Burton, but sliced horribly wide.
|Oxford United||Burton Albion|
|31 Max Crocombe||13 Stuart Tomlinson|
|5 Michael Duberry||24 Ian Sharps|
|6 Jake Wright||5 Alexander Diamond|
|23 Luke O'Brien||14 Damien McCrory|
|2 Damian Batt||20 Anthony O'Connor|
|20 Peter Leven||27 Adam Drury|
|14 Sean Rigg||23 Lee Bell|
|7 Adam Chapman||19 Jacques Maghoma|
|9 James Constable||8 Robbie Weir|
|29 Tom Craddock||10 Calvin Makongo Zola|
|15 Alfie Potter||18 Matthew Paterson|
|21 Wayne Brown||Dean Lyness 16|
|17 Tony Capaldi||Aaron Webster 3|
|4 Michael Raynes||Marcus Holness 21|
|22 Harry Worley||John McGrath 6|
|8 Simon Heslop||Jimmy Phillips 17|
|25 Josh Parker||Jack Dyer 22|
|10 Deane Smalley||Billy Kee 29|
|Michael Raynes for Michael Duberry (21)||Billy Kee for Calvin Makongo Zola (61)|
|Tony Capaldi for Peter Leven (46)||Marcus Holness for Ariel Borysiuk (69)|
|Deane Smalley for Tom Craddock (80)||Jack Dyer for Adam Drury (74)|
|Anthony O'Connor (55)|
|· Squads: Oxford United | Burton Albion|