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No Good Vibrations for City

By Oxford City FC

Oxford City 1-1 Concord Rangers

Concord Rangers made a late rally to rescue a point against Oxford City, scoring an 86th minute equaliser to cancel out Rob Sinclair's earlier effort in an otherwise turgid 1-1 draw.

The Hoops had Oxford United loanee Jack Stevens to thank for an exceptional last minute save which capped a fine all round performance from the 'keeper.

A drab opening 45 minutes was punctuated only by half chances. Kyron Farrell's powerful effort from range the best of a bad bunch, forcing a smart save from Stevens, whilst City's neat passing failed to create any clear cut chances.

City boss Mark Jones made two changes at half time and these looked to have had the desired effect as they took the lead on the hour mark. Rob Sinclair rode a challenge in the middle of the park, playing a one-two with Zac McEachran before finishing cleanly from six yards.

McEachran continued to terrorise the visiting defence, beating defenders for fun but struggling to find a way past Louis Wells in the Concord goal.

Concord, meanwhile, continued trying their luck from range – Femi Akinwande seeing his low, drilled effort tipped around the post in the 70th minute. 10 minutes later, substitute Adam Topley produced an even better effort on the volley which Stevens spectacularly tipped over the bar.

The introduction of Horatio Hirst signalled Jones' intent to consolidate the lead as The Hoops still looked to be on top of their opponents.

The pressure, however, only intensified as the game wore on and The Beach Boys levelled with 5 minutes remaining, Amos Nasha pouncing on a loose ball for an easy tap in. They should have gone on to win the game as Ben Greenhalgh was put clean through in stoppage time but an exceptional stop from Stevens ensured the points were shared.

Oxford City: Stevens, Welch-Hayes, Navarro (Grant 45), Poku, Henderson, Oastler, McEachran, Fofana, Paterson (Hirst 81), Jones (Pearce 45), Sinclair.
Subs not used: Tutton

Updated 23:03 - 12 Nov 2017 by Oxford City FC

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