Marcus Browne played his first full 90 minutes since returning to Oxford as the League One side took Newcastle United to an Emirates FA Cup replay.
The on-loan 22-year-old was lively throughout for The U’s at St James’ Park, and had arguably the chance of the game when a clever touch took him through one-on-one, but shot straight at Karl Darlow in the Magpies goal.
“I’ll probably lie in bed and you just visualise being in that moment again and think ‘what if I did this or that’,” Browne said after the game.
“But you have a split-second to decide and when you’re getting pressurised at the same time it does make it an awful lot more difficult.
“I did well to get it towards the goal but it just wouldn’t get down for me.
“As a young player these are the moments you want to be in, being here in front of this many people.
“Against big clubs we’re going to come at you and give it a right go. We did that again.”
The replay is set to take place at the Kassam Stadium on February 4.
Zach Hemming played in Blyth Spartans’ 3-0 home defeat to National League North leaders King’s Lynn Town.
Sam Stubbs played his second game for ADO Den Haag, but Alan Pardew’s side couldn’t repeat their victory a week earlier, losing 4-0 in Utrecht.
Elsewhere in the Netherlands, Enes Mahmutovic and MVV Maastricht also tasted defeat to third-place De Graafschap.
Brad James and Mitch Curry’s match for Gateshead against Alfreton Town was postponed following the passing of Town player Jordan Sinnott, 25.
Marc Bola and Blackpool also didn’t play, as scheduled opponents Tranmere Rovers were up against Manchester United in the FA Cup.
The Seasiders play Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow, before travelling to Browne’s Oxford on Saturday.