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Reaction: Evans on Oxford United

2 January 2022

Goalkeeper Owen Evans was pleased to see the style of Cheltenham Town's performance in the 1-1 New Year's Day draw at Oxford United.

Following a recent rocky spell, the Robins picked up a point on the road at the Kassam Stadium against an Oxford team who have been in excellent form recently.

Evans saved a first half penalty from former Robins trialist Matty Taylor, and the Welshman was pleased with the resolute nature of the team's showing.

"We said before the game that we wanted to get back to us and put in a good solid performance and to be gritty and hard to beat like we have been in the past and I think the lads did that," he said.

"I don't think it was a penalty personally, but the ref thought differently, that's his view on it.

"I think I got two clean hands on it and that's the way it goes sometimes. Thankfully I managed to save it and it wasn't too much of a problem in the end.

"Oxford are a good side and they put you under a lot of pressure so I think the lads dug in deep and it was a fair result in the end."

See the full post-match thoughts from Evans above for free on iFollow and on the EFL iFollow app on your smartphone.

Tickets for Cheltenham's next fixture at home to Burton Albion on Saturday 8 January are on sale and available to buy online and from the ticket office this week.

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