DAVID Oldfield felt Oxford City gave a good account of themselves as their historic Buildbase FA Trophy run finished at Notts County.

The visitors led their Vanarama National League opponents 1-0 at half-time in the quarter-final, thanks to Tylor Golden’s own goal.

But Elisha Sam’s double and a stoppage-time strike from Jimmy Knowles saw County claim a 3-1 triumph and progress to the last four, where they will host AFC Hornchurch.

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City can hold their heads high, having achieved their best performance in the Trophy.

The defeat also ended a 12-game unbeaten run that saw Oldfield’s side climb to fourth in Vanarama National League South, before the season was declared null and void.

Although disappointed City could not maintain their lead, their manager was full of praise for his players.

Oldfield said: “We played well in the first half and we were on the back foot a bit more in the second.

“But they’re a full-time team who were playing at home and we didn’t do quite enough to hang on.

“Overall it was a good performance.

“I’m proud of the club, the players and the staff.

“To reach where we have in the league and go unbeaten for three months is a great achievement from the players.”

Sam’s second goal was an outrageous back-heeled volley 17 minutes from time, with City unable to force an equaliser.

Oldfield said: “It’s a fluke goal but these things can happen.

“We didn’t quite manage to carry enough threat at 2-1 to really get back into the game.”

The clubs who want to continue their league season, including City, are still pushing for a resumption.

While that is up in the air, Oldfield will use the time to regroup.

“We hope a football solution can be found so we can keep playing,” he said.

“We’ll use the next few days to get ourselves together and work out a plan going forward.”