Wring and Page grab the goals in shock Yate win
DANNY Wring and Mitchell Page struck the goals as Yate stunned Blue Square Bet North outfit Oxford City in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.
The Lodge Road side, pointless in Division One South & West of the Evo-Stik Southern League, progressed to the third qualifying round for the first time in their history.
Victory was nothing less than Rob Cousins' side deserved for an outstanding performance against opponents from two divisions above them in the non-league pyramid.
Yate could have raced away with the match early on, but City goalkeeper Warren Carter pulled off fine saves to deny Page and Tom Knighton.
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Shortly before half-time, Carter failed to deal with a Wring cross, but Knighton miscued his effort as another chance went begging.
After the break, Matt Groves just missed with a 25-yard drive, while Knighton shot wide after twisting and turning in the box.
Oxford enjoyed a period of dominance but, just as they looked like making Yate pay for their failure to score, the home side finally went in front on 67 minute. Adnan Hiroli played Wring through and he hit a low shot beyond Carter.
Three minutes later, Hiroli drilled the ball low across the six-yard box and Page applied the finishing touch.
Oxford tried to hit back, but Steve Basham directed a header wide from a corner and Liam Malone's drive was pushed away by goalkeeper Josh Dempsey.
The visitors set up a grandstand finish by pulling a goal back with seven minutes remaining when Andy Gunn glanced in Andy Ballard's long throw.
Yate would not be denied, however, and a second yellow card for Malone took the wind out of Oxford's sails.