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Worcester City 0 Oxford City 2
Updated 6:26pm Sunday 8th December 2013 in Sport By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
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- 0-1: Regan OG 16 mins
- 0-2: Robinson 21 mins
Veiga saves from Pond.
Sub. Oxford (90+3 mins): Chris Palmer on for Kayden Jackson.
Thompson draws a save from Scott on his near post.
Plenty of endeavour in the final stages from Worcester but it doesn't look like being enough.
Nti gets to the byline and sends his cross behind the goal and out of play.
Five minutes to go here. City heading for defeat.
Sub. Oxford (82 mins): Mike Symons comes on for Marvin Robinson.
City getting stuck in but still not much to shout about in terms of chances.
Williams digs out a cross but Nti is offside.
Benjamin wastes an opportunity to make it three, Veiga saving his effort.
Sub. Oxford (70 mins): Declan Benjamin comes on for Liam Malone.
Long ball from Deeney towards Thompson forces Scott to control with his chest before clearing.
The ball drops to Winters in the box and he blazes over.
Deeney has moved to centre-half, alongside Regan.
Winters fires wide on the volley.
Thompson drills in a shot which the keeper holds.
Sub. City (59 mins): Ebby Nelson-Addy replaces Graham Hutchison.
Winters draws the save from Veiga and George Williams tidies up.
Face in the crowd: Watford striker Troy Deeney is here watching his brother Ellis.
Kayden Jackson goes in strongly on Hutchison. Nothing given by the referee.
Pond swings over a corner, Veiga claims under his bar.
Leslie winds up from distance and fires just wide.
George Williams scream his annoyance at Nti not holding onto the ball.
Regan brings the ball forward from the back and cracks an effort wide.
Winters hammers a free-kick along the ground and wide from distance.
Attendance is 442.
Sub. City (HT): Niall Thompson and Steven Leslie on for Dominic Dell and Aaron Williams.
City finishing the half strongly but they really need a goal.
You can sense the frustration around Aggborough at City's wastefulness.
Glover flicks on Taundry's throw and Nti flashes a shot wide. Better from City.
Taundry with the flag kick, swatted away by keeper Mark Scott.
Deeney finds Regan and his header is deflected wide.
Now it's Worcester's turn for a corner. It's their first.
Pond delivers and Veiga claims.
Oxford with their seventh corner of the game.
Pond's corner drops to an unmarked Ballard at the far post but he fails to make contact with the ball.
Veiga does well to claim Winters' free-kick under pressure.
Worcester just can't get a grip on this game.
Chris Willmott powers a header over from Andy Ballard's long throw.
Oxford 21 mins: Veiga spills a long ball into the box under pressure and Marvin Robinson puts the ball into an empty net.
Ellis Deeney clears an effort from Darren Pond off the line. Veiga also denies the Oxford captain.
City 18 mins: Danny Glover for foul on Michael Pook.
Oxford 16 mins: Winters takes aim from the edge of the box and his shot is deflected past Veiga by Matt Regan.
Winters drives into the side netting but the flag is up for offside.
Daniel Nti has a fierce drive charged down by a defender.
Darren Pond's corner headed away by Taundry.
Richard Taundry's drive is deflected wide. City want a corner but the ball must have come off a home player.
Oxford have created the better openings in the last few moments.
Tom Winters crashes a half volley wide of Jose Veiga's post.
Tyler Weir clears the ball off the toe of Marvin Robinson in the area.
Bright start from Worcester, attacking the goal at the north stand end.
Worcester City are unchanged from the team that won 3-0 at Telford in the FA Trophy.
Niall Thompson returns among the substitutes.
Former Worcester striker Mike Symons is on the bench for the visitors.
Worcester City: Veiga, G Williams, Weir, Regan, Hutchison, Deeney, A Williams, Taundry, Nti, Glover, Dell. Subs: Moore, Leslie, Nelson-Addy, Thompson, Hawker.
Oxford City: Scott, Ballard, Stonehouse, Pook, Learoyd, Willmott, Jackson, Malone, Robinson, Pond, Winters. Subs: Palmer, McNish, Symons, Cook, Benjamin.
Referee: Guy Stretton (Leicestershire).
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