Tigers maul Oxford on New Year’s Day

Ethan Moore scored his first competitive goal for Gloucester City to cap off a professional and clinical New Years Day victory at Oxford City.

The Tigers travelled to Marsh Lane eager to put to bed a bad run of form that saw them beaten at home by Oxford on Boxing Day.

And it was Gloucester who started brightest with a whipped Ed Williams free kick nodded beyond Oxford keeper Jack Stevens by a ruthless Chris Knowles.

Gloucester lost Ed Williams to injury later on in the half moments after Karnell Chambers had capitalised on an Oxford error to loop in a deserved second Tigers goal.

City had Tom Hadler to thank for keeping the hosts at bay as he denied both Zac McEachran & Rob Sinclair in the first half before keeping out a blistering effort from second half substitute Godfrey Poku.

And so it was left for Ethan Moore to have the final say in a very good game of football. He took advantage of a Mamadou Fofana error to run in one on one and caress the ball beyond the advancing Stevens.

Joe Parker nearly added a fourth late on but by then the Tigers’ tails were up and the points were safe.

Marc Richards spoke exclusively to Severn Sport after the game, listen to his interview here.

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