It was the proverbial game of two halves at Cinder Lane as Oxford City Nomads made their numerical advantage count to snuff out a determined Fairford Town effort.
Fairford put in a stern effort to draw level but a 91st minute from Kreece Martei sealed the points for the visitors on a chilly Gloucestershire afternoon.
Nomads#8217; top scorer Sami Khawaja broke the deadlock ten minutes into the second period with his 16th goal in 24 outings. Bradley Singh doubled the lead with 67 played before Fairford#8217;s top scorer Lee Smith reduced the arrears with a penalty three minutes later.
The hosts had started well but after Steve Hall#8217;s second yellow card of the game three minutes before the break, the Reds faced an uphill battle to maintain parity after going into the interval at 0-0.