The FA Cup - Second Round
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Notts County 3-2 Oxford City

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Highlights: Notts County 3-2 Oxford City

Jorge Grant scored with almost the last kick of the game to put Notts County into the FA Cup third round at the expense of non-league Oxford City.

After twice coming from behind, National League South side Oxford looked set to earn a second-round replay against the high-riding League Two side.

But, with the last play of the game, Jonathan Forte's header from Terry Hawkridge's cross was saved - and Notts top scorer Grant finished from close range at the far post.

Notts led on 31 minutes when Oxford failed to clear Carl Dickinson's cross into the box, allowing Richard Duffy to hook home from close range.

Straight after Notts were denied a second goal when Jon Stead hit the post, Rob Sinclair then levelled for the visitors on 53 minutes.

Within two minutes, Notts were back in front, Stead scoring from the penalty spot after Freddie Grant had brought down Hawkridge.

But Matt Paterson, scorer of Oxford's winner in the first round at Colchester, then struck again, firing in from close range.

Having beaten league opposition for the first time in their history in the previous round, the 274 travelling Oxford fans sensed another shock.

But, on a day when they were playing in round two of the FA Cup for only the second time in their history, the Oxford dreams were shattered in the dying seconds.

Matt Paterson also scored for Oxford in the first round win over Colchester
Oxford City scorer Matt Paterson also netted in the first round win over Colchester

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 34Fitzsimons
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 16Brisley
  • 3Dickinson
  • 11Hawkridge
  • 22Yates
  • 4Hewitt
  • 10Grant
  • 30Stead
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forForteat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Pindroch
  • 14Forte
  • 17Smith
  • 19Hunt
  • 20Walker
  • 23Jones
  • 24Milsom

Oxford City

  • 1Stevens
  • 2Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 6Oastler
  • 5Navarro
  • 3GrantBooked at 55minsSubstituted forFleetat 72'minutes
  • 8Fofana
  • 4Poku
  • 11PearceSubstituted forJonesat 85'minutes
  • 10Sinclair
  • 7McEachran
  • 9Paterson

Substitutes

  • 12Fleet
  • 13Sanders
  • 14Jones
  • 15Forde
  • 16Hirst
  • 17Tutton
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
5,092

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamOxford City
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home25
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 3, Oxford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 3, Oxford City 2.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 3, Oxford City 2. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Richard Duffy with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joe Oastler.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Stead with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Shaun Brisley (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge with a cross.

Ryan Yates (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Oxford City).

Foul by Jorge Grant (Notts County).

Reece Fleet (Oxford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain (Oxford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Yates (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carl Dickinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford City. Eddie Jones replaces David Pearce.

Terry Hawkridge (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Navarro (Oxford City).

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Notts County).

Rob Sinclair (Oxford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Godfrey Poku.

Attempt saved. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Forte.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Paterson (Oxford City).

Attempt blocked. Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Christian Navarro (Oxford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Terry Hawkridge (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rob Sinclair (Oxford City).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Oxford City 2. Matt Paterson (Oxford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Zac McEachran.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Notts County).

Christian Navarro (Oxford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford City. Reece Fleet replaces Freddie Grant.

Attempt missed. Terry Hawkridge (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Elliott Hewitt.

Attempt saved. Ryan Yates (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonathan Forte.

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Yates.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Notts County).

Godfrey Poku (Oxford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

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