OXFORD City were denied a third straight win by Chelmsford City’s last-minute equaliser, WRITES GEORGE RICKWOOD.

Adam Morgan scored in stoppage-time as Josh Ashby’s late red card proved costly in the Vanarama National League South clash.

Nana Owusu’s opener had seemingly put City on course for three points, but a draw was still enough to see them climb to second in the table.

Chelmsford applied some early pressure, but the hosts opened the scoring after 20 minutes.

Zac McEachran reached the byline before cutting back to Joe Iaciofano. His effort was blocked, but Owusu was alert to find the net for the first time this season.

Chelmsford pushed for an equaliser, but found Ben Dudzinski in top form.

The City goalkeeper’s incredible point-blank save to deny Dara Dada just before the break was one of many excellent stops.

The Chelmsford charge stalled a little after the break as Oldfield’s men remained resolute, without creating much for themselves.

But as the half went on, the visitors went up a gear.

Ex-Premier League striker Simeon Jackson was denied twice in quick succession with ten minutes left, first by Zico Asare’s challenge and then by that man Dudzinski.

Ashby made life easier for Chelmsford when he was sent off for a high tackle, but City remained in front after a header struck the crossbar and Asare cleared off the line.

They could not hold on, as Morgan headed home Cameron James’s cross in the 91st minute to snatch a point.

THAME United’s derby draw with Didcot Town was a tale of two penalties.

Connor Barrett gave the Railwaymen the lead on the hour mark, sending Craig Hill the wrong way from the spot.

But Jack Tutton levelled three minutes later following a handball.

Thame are 12th in Pitching In Southern League Division 1 Central, with Didcot eighth.

North Leigh fell to third after their 0-0 draw at Harlow Town, while ten-man Kidlington lost 5-2 to Hertford Town despite Ryan Markham and Billy Gillett putting them 2-0 up.

Kidlington are 17th, while Wantage Town stay bottom after their 1-0 defeat at Waltham Abbey.