Oxford City Nomads made it three wins in as many games as they stuck four second half goals past Ascot United on Saturday afternoon at the Racecourse Ground.
The Nomads really showed their quality in the second half as they failed to really get going in the first half, the hosts having the best of the chances to take the lead in the first half.
The second period was only three minutes old when Dan Collins struck to break the deadlock. The ball was played forward to him and he was able to beat Ascot stopper Lee Allen to the ball before slotting under him to make it 1-0.
He only had to wait five more minutes before doubling his and the team’s tally as he was able to sprint past a defender before again slipping the ball past Allen.
The match settled down and it wasn’t until the 80th minute before the third was added. Just prior to this, Rob Tutton and Paul Mulvany made their first change, John O’Donoghue was replaced by Matty Brown.
A corner was earned with 10 minutes to play, and the ball was not cleared after Nathan Simms had whipped the set piece in. Jack Tutton was able to control the ball from the right-hand side of the box and proceeded to smash the ball under ‘keeper Allen from the tight angle to add to the lead.
The second sub followed soon after, with Connor Mattimore being replaced by Ben Barrett.
The scoring was completed two minutes before the end as Dan Collins played the ball forward where Kyreece Martei was able to beat the onrushing keeper to the ball, and once he’d rounded him was able to finish expertly from a wide angle to complete the win.
This win has ended the year well for the Nomads who have picked up three wins in three since the 9-0 defat to Banbury, scoring 9 times in these games whilst Luke Sanders was unbeaten between the sticks in any of the games. The 9 points earned have put an 11 point cushion between them and the drop zone heading into 2018. They are next in action on Tuesday 9th January as they head to Virginia Water in the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup.
Updated 11:14 - 7 Jan 2018 by Oxford City FC