Jake Hyde (5 mins)
Jake Hyde (70 mins)
Sean Rigg (6 mins)
Andrew Whing (46 mins)
npower League 2
, Nov 20, 2012
Ground: Underhill Stadium , Kickoff: 20:00 , Att 1,626
Davids misses Oxford exam Barnet player-coach Edgar Davids is banned for Barnet's home clash with Oxford.
The 39-year-old former Holland international was sent off after receiving two yellow cards, the second for a foul on ex-England striker James Beattie, in Friday night's 1-1 home draw with Accrington.
The midfielder will serve a one-match ban and is joined on the sidelines by striker Steve Kabba and back-up goalkeeper Liam O'Brien, who are struggling with their respective knee and pelvis injuries.
Forward Ricky Holmes and left-back Jordan Brown are set to retain their places in the Bees' starting line-up after returning from ankle and groin problems in the Stanley match.
Former Fulham striker Collins John is closing in on a comeback from a thigh problem and could be considered, while midfielder John Oster is hoping to shrug off a calf complaint.
Oxford manager Chris Wilder's preparations have been dealt a blow with the news that two of his strikers will be missing from action for a month.
Top scorer Tom Craddock will be unavailable with a cracked rib, while Deane Smalley underwent an operation on his groin last week.
"It's a big blow to lose a player like Tommy that's bang in form and a partnership (with James Constable) that's looking pretty decent," Wilder told the Oxford Mail.
"Deane Smalley's had an operation and will be out until mid-January. These are things that are definitely going against us." Oxford, who have picked up just 11 points from their last 15 games, will also be without midfielder Lee Cox through suspension after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season. Adam Chapman is likely to replace the on-loan Swindon man.
Barnet vs Oxford Utd
Last modified 22:13 20/11/12
Hyde hits back for Bees Jake Hyde's double earned lowly Barnet a point with Oxford in a 2-2 draw at Underhill.
After fine wing play by Ricky Holmes, Hyde slotted past U's goalkeeper Ryan Clarke with 20 minutes remaining to level things up after Andrew Whing's first goal for the visitors looked like putting them on course for all three points.
Whing headed Peter Leven's free-kick home just a minute into the second half to put Oxford 2-1 in front.
The scores were level at the break after Hyde and U's winger Sean Rigg exchanged goals in the space of a minute.
Barnet, without the suspended Edgar Davids, opened the scoring through Hyde in the fifth minute when he headed in Mark Byrne's corner. But straight from the restart Rigg broke into the box and coolly volleyed an equaliser.
Hyde and strike partner Jon Nurse had first-half chances for the Bees, while Rigg fired over at the other end on the stroke of half-time.
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Substitution||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Rating|
|11||Ricky Holmes(sub 87)||7/10|
|7||Olly Lee(sub 87)||6/10|
|Player rating out of ten||Player name||Did they score?||Player's disciplinary record||Substitution||Rating|
|8||Simon Heslop(sub 59)||5/10|
|11||Jon-Paul Pittman(sub 59)||5/10|