OXFORD City’s victory over Haringey Borough saw them equal their best Buildbase FA Trophy performance – but David Oldfield was in no mood to celebrate.

The hosts found themselves 2-0 down after 19 minutes of the fourth round tie, but fought back to win 4-2.

It booked the Vanarama National League South side’s place in today’s last 16 draw, with a first quarter-final appearance in their history up for grabs.

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But manager Oldfield was unimpressed with their start against a team from a level below them, whose Isthmian Premier Division season has been on hold since November due to coronavirus restrictions.

“I’m not thrilled at all,” he said.

“We certainly weren’t down and out, but we got exactly what we deserved early in the game.

“I thought Haringey were fantastic, particularly with the hurdles they had to overcome to get to us.

“They hadn’t played for a really big period of time and they hadn’t had a huge amount of time to train.

“We just had to try and dig deep, stay in the game as much as we could and then we managed to come through it at the other end.

“We got away with it.

“We have to take the positives, but we have a lot of learning to do.”

Claudiu Vilcu and Jamie-Lee O’Donoghue put Haringey in control early on, before the latter was thwarted by a good save from Ben Dudzinski.

City huffed and puffed without creating many clear chances, until Joe Oastler’s header from a corner halved the deficit two minutes before the break.

Oldfield said: “We managed to score four, so 3-0 wouldn’t have been game over, although the save was very important.

“The goal on the stroke of half-time maybe so, but we had to have a reaction anyway.

“Let’s not kid ourselves about these classic football scenarios.

“It’s about us running and being a collective.”

Substitute Jacob Bancroft scored twice and unselfishly set up Elliot Benyon’s goal in the space of eight second-half minutes to make the victory look more comfortable than it had perhaps been.

The striker has lacked game-time in recent weeks, but was delighted to contribute.

He said: “I was just really happy I was able to make a difference.

“I feel like I always have a point to prove when I step on a football pitch.

“I’m thankful that I got my opportunity and I took it.”

On Benyon’s goal, he added: “It did cross my mind to shoot, but when someone’s in a good position you have to be unselfish.”