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Oxford City 0-2 Tranmere Rovers

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FA Cup: Oxford City 0-2 Tranmere Rovers highlights

James Norwood's superb season continued as he helped Tranmere safely progress into the second round of the FA Cup with a first-round replay win at Oxford City.

Micky Mellon's side can now look forward to hosting Southport in December, having eased past their National League South hosts.

The teams shared six goals when they met earlier this month, and Rovers were on the scoresheet after just six minutes. A sweeping counter-attack saw Paul Mullin tee up Norwood, who lifted the ball delicately over keeper Craig King to bag his 15th goal in 19 appearances this term.

Midway through the half, referee Craig Hicks saw nothing wrong when Zac McEachran went down on the edge of the Rovers area under pressure from Manny Monthe.

Shortly afterwards, Mullin stole the ball from City's Frankie Musonda and jinked to the right before curling expertly into the net.

Home goalkeeper King was forced to deny Mullin a second goal not long after while he also beat away an effort from Norwood just past the hour mark.

Tranmere face National League North side Southport in round two.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oxford City

  • 12King
  • 2Godwin-MalifeSubstituted forJonesat 76'minutes
  • 5Musonda
  • 6Oastler
  • 3Jefford
  • 8Fleet
  • 4AshbyBooked at 68mins
  • 7Nombe
  • 10McEachranSubstituted forBawlingat 75'minutes
  • 11WiltshireSubstituted forOtudekoat 76'minutes
  • 9Tshimanga

Substitutes

  • 13Caro
  • 14Jones
  • 16Bawling
  • 17Fasanmade
  • 18Carter
  • 19Otudeko

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 14Caprice
  • 4Sutton
  • 6Monthe
  • 24BakayogoBooked at 85minsSubstituted forRidehalghat 87'minutes
  • 29ColeSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 63'minutes
  • 8Harris
  • 22Gilmour
  • 11Jennings
  • 10Norwood
  • 9MullinSubstituted forStocktonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 15Smith
  • 16Ellis
  • 17Mottley-Henry
  • 19Akammadu
  • 20Stockton
  • 23George
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,172

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford CityAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oxford City 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oxford City 0, Tranmere Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Oxford City. Conceded by Dylan Mottley-Henry.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Caprice (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oxford City. Conceded by Dylan Mottley-Henry.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reece Fleet (Oxford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kunle Otudeko.

  7. Post update

    Sam Nombe (Oxford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Liam Ridehalgh tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Oxford City. Conceded by Emmanuel Monthe.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Connor Jennings tries a through ball, but Dylan Mottley-Henry is caught offside.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Liam Ridehalgh replaces Zoumana Bakayogo.

  13. Booking

    Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Kunle Otudeko (Oxford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Tranmere Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Nombe (Oxford City).

  17. Post update

    Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Paul Mullin.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Reece Fleet (Oxford City).

  20. Post update

    Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.