DAVID Oldfield challenged his Oxford City players to learn quickly after they came away from Havant & Waterlooville empty-handed.

Harvey Bradbury put the visitors in front on the south coast in an opening spell where Havant were on the ropes.

But City’s eye-catching football did not yield a more commanding lead, which proved costly as the hosts bounced back to win 2-1.

Oldfield said: “I do not want to say we did loads of good things and we’re really disappointed to lose the game.

“We did not do enough, that’s categorically the case and we need to learn quickly.”

It was City’s first outing since they had hit the headlines with a memorable Emirates FA Cup victory against Northampton Town.

Oldfield had worried how it would impact on their display at Havant, but overall did not think there was a hangover.

He said: “I was really questioning them from Monday and how we would do.

“It was always going to be a big test for us.

“Mostly we answered a lot of questions, but didn’t get over the line.”