Braintree Town 1-1 Oxford Utd: Match Report

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08 November 2015

Kenny Davis strike earns Braintree a replay against Oxford

Braintree captain Kenny Davis bagged a second-half equaliser to earn the National League side a 1-1 FA Cup first-round draw at home to 10-man Oxford.

Midfielder Davis struck midway through the second half to earn the Essex outfit a replay at the Kassam Stadium.

Oxford - second in League Two - made an ideal start when striker Ryan Taylor opened the scoring after only 15 minutes.

Callum O'Dowda picked out Taylor with a pinpoint cross and the former Portsmouth frontman nodded home from 12 yards.

Davis levelled for the non-leaguers by firing a 63rd-minute right-footed shot beyond goalkeeper Will Norris from the edge of the Oxford penalty area.

The visitors found themselves a man light 18 minutes from time when Johnny Mullins was shown a second yellow card for hauling down Michael Cheek.

Chez Isaac almost compounded Oxford's misery but his long-range effort was kept out by goalkeeper Norris.

Oxford striker Danny Hylton headed over in the 81st minute, seconds before Braintree were rescued by the post.

Liam Sercombe drilled a shot goalwards from 12 yards but just as it looked like the midfielder has spared Oxford an unwanted replay, the ball struck the frame of the goal and bounced clear.


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