OXFORD City produced a stunning first-half display to run out 4-1 winners over Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday.

The hosts scored all four goals in the opening period of the Vanarama National League South clash, leading 3-0 after just 25 minutes.

Although they failed to hit the heights after the break, the damage had been done as they cruised to victory.

City started strongly and took the lead on 12 minutes.

A swift passing move resulted in Brandon Thomas-

Asante firing home left-footed past past visiting goalkeeper Preston Edwards.

A fine last-gasp tackle from Eddie Jones denied Dulwich a quick equaliser, the defender denying Luke Wanadio a sight of goal.

It was City who found the net moments later, a good exchange of passes ending with Kabongo Tshimanga playing in Kyran Wiltshire who doubled the advantage on 20 minutes.

It was soon 3-0, with top-scorer Tshimanga claiming the first of two penalties.

Reece Fleet was brought down in the box just as he was about to shoot, with City’s No 9 making no mistake from the spot.

Dulwich changed their formation in a bid to stifle City’s attacking threat.

And it worked for a while with the visitors enjoying their best spell of the game.

However, four minutes before half-time they found themselves 4-0 behind.

A handball in the area gave Tshimanga the chance to blast high into the net for his 32nd goal of the season.

City’s first objective after the break was to keep it tight and not give Dulwich a sniff of a comeback.

They did this well, although were given a scare when goalkeeper Craig King got tangled in his own net which forced a lengthy stoppage before he was finally given the green light to continue.

City struggled to find top gear and it was Dulwich who were given reason to celebrate when Dipo Akinyemi fired home from distance in the final minute.

But it could not stop City’s celebrations at full time after a superb first-half display.

Oxford City: King, Jones, Case, Ashby, Moore-Azille, Oastler, Wiltshire (Bawling 70), Fleet, Tshimanga, Thomas-Asante (James 80), Self (Hopkins 72). Subs not used: Caro, O’Donoghue.

Attendance: 579.