OXFORD City’s long wait for a first league win in 2019 is finally over.

Kabongo Tshimanga’s goal six minutes into the second half sealed a 1-0 victory at Chippenham Town in Saturday’s Vanarama National League South clash.

The success lifted City to 13th in the table.

Having thrown away a 2-0 lead at home to Billericay last week, boss Mark Jones made just one enforced change with suspended goalkeeper Craig King replaced by Steven Caro.

And City’s No 1 was called into action early on, quickly coming off his line to deny Nick McCootie after a mistake by Joel Dielna.

Tshimanga went close at the other end, before the hosts squandered a golden opportunity to go ahead.

City defender Tarik Moore-Azille pulled back Nat Jarvis as he burst into the box, but was let off the hook when the same player got up to take the resulting penalty, only to see his effort cannon back off the post.

The remainder of the opening period petered out without real incident, but City came racing out of the blocks in the second half.

They forced a series of corners, and from one of these they took the lead.

Josh Ashby’s delivery was met by Joe Oastler, who headed towards goal where Tshimanga was in the right place to turn the ball into the net.

Moore-Azille headed wide from another Ashby corner six minutes later as City tried to turn the screw.

Jones sent on Oxford United loanees Owen James and Albie Hopkins for their debuts in a bid to double the lead.

But they had Caro to thank for preserving their advantage when he made a fine fingertip save to keep out Josh Smile’s dipping effort.

James almost sealed victory in injury time, but fired over when well-placed.

But it did not matter as City saw out time to secure a very welcome three points.

Oxford City: Caro, Jones, Dielna, Ashby, Moore-Azille, Oastler, Wiltshire, Self, Tshimanga, Thomas-Asante (Hopkins 66), Bawling (James 57). Subs not used: Case, Barrett, O’Donoghue.

Attendance: 522.