BRANDON Thomas-Asante scored the only goal of the game as Oxford City won at Concord Rangers on Saturday.

Mark Jones’s side secured victory thanks to an effort eight minutes after half-time in the Vanarama

National League South clash.

After a slow start by both teams, it was Concord who had the first effort on goal, City goalkeeper Craig King keeping out Danny Green’s well-struck free-kick.

The visiting No 1 had to again be alert to deny Joan Luque, making a fine stop to deny the hosts the opening goal.

Thomas-Asante looked the main threat for the visitors, firing over from a free-kick before then having his side’s first shot on target.

Sam Ashford then thought he had scored for Concord, his effort beating King but not Eddie Jones, the defender hacking clear from on the line.

City started the second half much better, Thomas-Asante seeing an effort saved before Josh Ashby was denied by a superb last-ditch challenge.

But soon after they made the breakthrough.

Kabongo Tshimanga sent Bobson Bawling clear, and when the ball found its way to Thomas-Asante, City’s No 10 fired home.

King was again called upon to keep out another Luque effort as the hosts looked for an instant response.

City, however, came close to doubling their lead when an Ashby free-kick went narrowly wide.

But although they were unable to make it 2-0, Concord posed little threat in the closing stages as City comfortably saw out time to post a good away success.

Oxford City: King, Self, Jones, Ashby, Moore-Azille, Oastler, Wiltshire, Fleet, Tshimanga (Fasanmade 74), Thomas-Asante (James 68), Bawling (Case 82). Subs not used: Caro, O’Donoghue.