OXFORD City are still looking for their first victory of 2019 after going down 1-0 at home to Welling United last night.

Mark Jones’s side, who picked up their solitary point of the year at Eastbourne Borough on Saturday, slipped to a disappointing defeat in the Vanarama National League South clash.

They started brightly, Joe Oastler’s fierce shot cleared off the line.

Kyran Wiltshire should have opened the scoring on 13 minutes, but after being sent clear by Zac McEachran, saw his effort saved by visiting goalkeeper Daniel Wilks.

Just six minutes later, Welling went ahead from the penalty spot, Bradley Goldberg hammering home.

After the break City got on the front foot, but not until Oastler had made a great clearance to deny the visitors a second goal.

Chinedu Vine, one of three City substitutes, went close to equalising 13 minutes from time, but could only hit the side netting after good work from Kabongo Tshimanga.

Oxford City: King, Jones, Dielna, Ashby, Moore-Azille, Oastler, Wiltshire (Vine 68), Fleet, Tshimanga, McEachran (Self 55), Thomas-Asante (Bawling 68). Subs not used: Caro, Case.

BANBURY United and North Leigh booked their places in the semi-finals of the Oxfordshire Senior Cup.

The Puritans beat Easington Sports 3-0, while the Millers edged to a 1-0 victory over fellow Evo-Stik South League Division 1 Central strugglers Kidlington.

Banbury, who play three divisions higher than their opponents, took the lead through an early Sean Whaler strike.

They doubled the advantage when Ricky Johnson headed home, and the same player made it 3-0 late on to book their place in the last four.

North Leigh and Kidlington occupy the bottom two places in their league, meaning a close encounter was almost guaranteed.

The crucial goal came on 63 minutes when good work from Bradley Singh to win the ball back in midfield saw him play in Henry Landers, who finished well from the edge of the box.