Oxford City went fourth in Vanarama National League South with a 3-0 win over Welling United, WRITES GEORGE RICKWOOD.

Joe Iaciofano, Elliot Benyon and Harvey Bradbury each scored in difficult conditions at Court Place Farm, as the hosts kept their first clean sheet of the season.

City took the lead within five minutes, Benyon setting up Iaciofano to lash home.

To the home side’s credit, they did not sit back and looked to control the game.

The only Welling effort in the early exchanges was from long-range and not very troubling for Ben Dudzinski.

Nana Owusu linked-up with Iaciofano and the goalscorer found Benyon with a driven cross, with the forward’s header bouncing off the crossbar and away.

City’s defence was particularly resolute as Welling threatened an equaliser before half time, looking more aggressive in the tackle - something Oldfield has likely drilled into his players after their ‘goalfests’ of the early weeks of the season.

The task of keeping out Welling’s attack was soon made slightly easier, though.

Goalkeeper Tom Smith, shortly after making an excellent save from Reece Fleet, was forced off injured and with no back-up, striker Kristian Campbell deputised.

City laid siege to the visitors’ goal, although Campbell held up fairly well.

The second goal eventually came when Josh Ashby’s corner was met by Benyon, who produced a tidy finish.

Bradbury added a third with five minutes left, notching his fourth goal of the season from George Harmon's cross.

ETHAN Johnston was Banbury United’s Emirates FA Cup hero as he scored with his first touch to put his side one win from the first round proper.

The substitute had only just come on when he struck two minutes from time to give the Puritans a 1-0 victory at Basford United in the third qualifying round.

Andy Whing’s side go into today’s fourth qualifying round draw.

Meanwhile, North Leigh stayed top of Pitching In Southern League Division 1 Central with a 4-2 win at Wantage Town.

Callum McNish struck twice for the Millers, Jenson Wright and Roger James also scoring.

Ryan Blake was on target as Thame United beat Kidlington 1-0, while Noah Alibi’s goal gave Didcot Town victory by the same scoreline at Barton Rovers.