Oxford United 1 – Gillingham FC 1: Plenty of goals but no win at Kassam Stadium

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On Saturday, Oxford United and Gillingham FC were held to a 1-1 draw at Kassam Stadium. Both sides came from defeats in their previous league games. Oxford United were looking forward to meeting again after losing 1-0 to Cheltenham Town in their previous fixture. Gillingham FC lost 4-1 in the last match they played against Milton Keynes Dons. Following today’s result, Oxford United are in 13th place on the table and has 12 points while Gillingham FC sit in 19th with 8 points after 9 matches.

Oxford United started strongly in the first half, thanks to an early goal from Matty Taylor in the 5th minute. However, their lead was short lived, as Alex MacDonald equalised for Gillingham FC, 30 minutes in, which brought Steve Evans’ squad level at 1-1 at the half time break Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-1.

For Oxford United, Mark Sykes, Billy Bodin and Daniel Agyei, came on for James Henry, Alex Gorrin and Herbie Kane. Gillingham FC replaced John Akinde and Daniel Adshead with Gerald Sithole and Olly Lee.

The referee booked two players from Gillingham FC, Jack Tucker and Jamie Cumming.

Oxford United will play their next fixture at home against Accrington Stanley, while Gillingham FC will face Cambridge Utd away.

Technical card:
Oxford United: Matty Taylor, James Henry (Mark Sykes, min.64), Alex Gorrin (Billy Bodin, min.69) and Herbie Kane (Daniel Agyei, min.90)
Gillingham FC: Alex MacDonald, Jack Tucker, Gerald Sithole (John Akinde, min.58), Olly Lee (Daniel Adshead, min.71) and Jamie Cumming
Stadium: Kassam Stadium
Goals: Matty Taylor (1-0, min. 5) and Alex MacDonald (1-1, min. 30)