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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

Formation 4-4-2

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

Substitutes

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

Oxford City

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 3, Oxford City 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Goal!

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

  4. Post update

    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.

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joe Oastler.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Rob Sinclair (Oxford City).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jorge Grant (Notts County).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford City. Eddie Jones replaces David Pearce.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Christian Navarro (Oxford City).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Notts County).

  20. Post update

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

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