OXFORD City moved into the Vanarama National League South play-off places after a 3-0 home win over Weston-super-Mare.

It was a fifth successive league victory for Mark Jones’s side, who now lie seventh after a sensational run of form.

Goals from Reece Fleet, Kabongo Tshimanga and Joe Oastler sealed City’s victory, despite the latter being sent off eight minutes from time.

A dull opening 15 minutes soon gave way to a flurry of goalmouth action.

Sam Nombe, twice, and Tshimanga went close, before the hosts did make the break-through on the half-hour.

Fleet was sent through one-on-one with Luke Purnell and made no mistake, slotting home between the goalkeeper’s legs.

City were on top, but had to wait until the 62nd minute to double their lead.

A short corner routine allowed Jack Self to pick out Oastler, and the City skipper rose well to plant a header back across goal and into the back of the net.

Tshimanga missed a good chance to put the result beyond doubt.

But City’s top-scorer made amends ten minutes from time.

A shot from substitute Kunle Otudeko was parried into the path of Tshimanga, who finished confidently into the far bottom corner despite having to slide for the ball.

City were coasting to victory, but were forced to play the remainder of the match a man down when Oastler was dismissed for a challenge on the edge of his own area in the 82nd minute.

But they comfortably saw out time to climb to seventh.

City will look to go even higher when they travel to Hungerford Town on Boxing Day.

Oxford City: King, Jones, Carter, Godwin-Malife, Oastler, Self, Fleet, Wiltshire (Otudeko 78), Fasanmade (Bawling 69), Nombe (O’Donoghue 84), Tshimanga. Sub not used: Barrett.