OXFORD City ended a run of four successive Vanarama National League South defeats with a 2-0 victory over Concord Rangers on Saturday.

Rob Sinclair’s second half tap-in wrapped up the points for Mark Jones’s side, who took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Josh Ashby’s free-kick.

The success was sealed with another solid display in goal from Craig King, who was securing a fifth clean sheet in the last eight competitive home games.

Sinclair was denied the first clear sight of goal when a defender blocked his shot on 17 minutes.

King then kept out Sam Blackburn’s effort, before City took the lead.

Kabongo Tshimanga was fouled when through on goal, and Ashby superbly planted the resulting set-piece into the unguarded side of the net with the final kick of the half.

The opening 20 minutes of the second period passed without major incident, before City started to get on top again.

Visiting goalkeeper Sam Beasant denied Sinclair and then produced an excellent save to keep out Joe Oastler’s header from the resulting corner.

However, when the Concord keeper came racing out of his box soon after, Zac McEachran got there first and played in Sinclair who tapped into an empty net with 15 minutes remaining.

The visitors threw everything at City late on, but found centre halves Oastler and Udoka Godwin-Malife in superb form.

When they did break through, King was on hand to make a number of fine saves.

City could even have sealed victory in the 86th minute as Tshimanga burst clear down the left, only to shoot wide of the far post while under pressure from Beasant.

Oxford City: King, Wiltshire, Jefford, Ashby, Godwin-Malife, Oastler, McEachran (Fasanmade 90), Fleet, Tshimanga (Lobjoit 86), Sinclair, Bawling (Jones 66). Subs not used: Eze, Carter.

Attendance: 256.