Tyson lands blow to deny U's
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wycombe and Oxford played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Causeway Stadium.Honours ended even at the Causeway Stadium on Friday night as Wycombe and Oxford played out an entertaining 1-1 draw.
Leo Roget gave the visitors the lead midway through the opening period, but Nathan Tyson levelled matters on the stroke of half-time with a penalty.
Both sides had chances to sneak it in the second period, while Wycombe were forced to play the final 13 minutes with ten men following Gary Silk's dismissal.
Oxford moved ahead on 20 minutes when Robert Wolleaston skipped past a tackle before delivering an inviting right wing cross that Roget converted from six yards with a diving header.
Tyson went close to levelling four minutes later but saw his low 20-yard drive fly narrowly wide after a deflection.
Eight minutes before the break Oxford's Matt Robinson went on marauding run from inside own half and unleashed a 20-yard effort which Frank Talia could only palm out to Tommy Mooney - but the hit-man could not make good contact with his effort.
The hosts were level on 44 minutes when Tyson coolly converted from the spot after Jon Ashton had felled Bas Savage with a clumsy challenge.
Wycombe started the second half brightly and Julian Alsop was forced to clear off the line for Oxford after goalkeeper Chris Tardif had come and failed to claim a corner.
Tardif redeemed himself on 54 minutes by palming away Ian Stonebridge's header from a deep Gus Uhlenbeek cross.
Danny Senda saw his effort from distance saved after a powerful run, and moments later Robinson spurned a glorious opportunity at the other end when he screwed wide from 12 yards with just Talia to beat.
Silk received his marching marching orders after two yellows in the space of a minute - the second for encroaching at a free-kick - but, despite the numerical disadvantage, Wycombe held on for a share of the spoils.