Aaron Drewe’s second-half strike saw ten-man Oxford City beat Dulwich Hamlet 1-0 in front of a capacity crowd.

The right back found the net on the hour mark shortly before Ben Gerring was sent off, but the hosts held on to rise to ninth in Vanarama National League South.

Court Place Farm welcomed 200 supporters through the gates after the club doubled the number of tickets available following the successful midweek pilot against St Albans City.

While David Oldfield’s side started the day above their opponents, Dulwich were coming into the game off the back of three straight victories.

The first real chance of the match came after half an hour, as Charlie Grainger palmed away Josh Ashby’s effort.

Dulwich’s first opportunity came four minutes later, with Tyrique Hyde firing over after he was set up by Quade Taylor’s header.

City controlled the opening exchanges after the restart and the game’s only goal arrived on the hour.

Louis Hall crossed from the left and Elliot Benyon used all his experience to dummy, allowing Drewe to slam home his second strike of the campaign.

City would finish the match with 10 men as Gerring was sent off for what was adjudged to be a dangerous challenge on the halfway line.

The remaining 25 minutes saw home goalkeeper Ben Dudzinski pull off two fine saves.

First he palmed away Deon Moore’s header, before getting down low to tip a Sanchez Ming shot wide.

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