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AN early strike by winger Matty Kosylo was enough to give the Motormen all three points at Rivacre Park.
The goal was scored after just four minutes when the ball was played out to Kosylo on the left wing and he cut inside and drilled the ball into the corner of the net from just inside the area.
Motors should have been further ahead in the first half with Lloyd Ellams firing inches wide of the post on 12 minutes.
It was Ellams again on 37 minutes going close when he weaved his way into the box but his left footed effort was well saved by Oxford keeper Victor Francoz.
Just before half-time, the home side should have doubled their advantage when Tom Hannigan crossed the ball to fellow centre back Andy Nicholas however he somehow put the ball over the crossbar from just six yards out.
Oxford rarely threatened in the final third of the pitch and had to wait until the 77th minute for their first effort on goal.
Tom Winters played in a dangerous cross from the left to substitute Mike Symons who hit a sweet left footed effort towards goal but keeper Zac Jones got an outstretched leg to his goalbound effort and did well to turn the ball over the crossbar to safety.
Kosylo and Louis Barnes both went close in the final stages but man-of-the-match keeper Francoz pulled off two spectacular point blank saves at the near post to keep the score at 1-0.
Vauxhall: Jones, Wainwright, Barnes, Hannigan, Nicholas, Noone (Clair 83), Rutter, Williams, Noon (Rugg 73), Ellams, Kosylo (Stott 90).
Subs not used: Davies, Ellison.
Motors play Evo-Stik Premier side Chorley at home in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup on this Saturday, September 28. Kick-off at Rivacre Park is 3pm.
Admission prices: £10, adults; £6, concessions; under-16s, £2.
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