JAMES Roberts bounced back from his Emirates FA Cup red card with two goals in Oxford City’s 4-1 thumping of Hungerford Town.

The former Oxford United striker scored twice in the first half to set David Oldfield’s side on their way to an impressive victory in Vanarama National League South.

Josh Ashby and Elliot Benyon found the net in the second period to complete the triumph over a side that started the evening fourth in the table.

City were playing little over 48 hours after their Cup second round clash with Shrewsbury Town went to extra time, but got off to the perfect start.

Roberts, dismissed in Sunday’s game, chipped the keeper after nine minutes, although the visitors were pegged back by an equaliser midway through the half.

The striker restored the lead when he converted a rebound shortly before the break, with Josh Ashby’s penalty making it 3-1 early in the second period.

Benyon added a fourth in the closing stages to seal an excellent performance from City, who climb to 11th in the table.