Wilder hails satisfactory point
Oxford boss Chris Wilder was happy with a hard-earned point as his side ended leaders Gillingham's 100% away record.
It was the U's first draw of the season after three wins and then six successive defeats was followed by Tuesday's victory over AFC Wimbledon.
Wilder said: "It was definitely a well-earned point. It was backs against the wall for some of the time. Gillingham are by far the best side we've played against this season, in terms of the way they play and their attitude.
"For it to be a first draw of the season for us is a good one, considering the injuries we've had and the changes we've been forced into yet again. We've hardly been able to do any work in the week, some of our preparation work for the game had to be done in the dressing room at 1.30.
"Our goalkeeper was outstanding. He's definitely back, which we're all extremely happy about."
Gillingham boss Martin Allen compared Oxford 'keeper Ryan Clarke's performance to that of an England international. Allen said: "I thought their goalkeeper was absolutely Gordon Banks. He was awesome. I was clapping him myself from the sidelines. I had to check the team sheet...I thought he was Joe Hart. Some of his saves were unbelievable."