Oxford City have been relegated from the National League following a narrow defeat this afternoon as results went against them elsewhere. 

The Marston-based club lost 2-1 in Lancashire away to Fylde who are 13th in the table. 

Oxford had taken the lead in the 15th minute through Josh Parker with a composed finish.

But Fylde turned the game on its head in the second half with an equaliser on the hour mark before a late winner from midfielder Nick Haughton.

Joe Westley had got in behind the Oxford back line on the hour as he bent the ball into the net to draw the hosts level.

Haughton then condemned City to relegation with a free-kick.

Oxford City had been promoted to the National League after overcoming St. Albans City 4–0 at home in the National League South promotion play-off final last year.

But their first ever season in the fifth tier of English football has ended in disappointment with relegation now confirmed early. 

The result leaves Oxford 16 points from safety with only four games remaining.

A statement released by Oxford City said: "Today’s result confirms our relegation from the National League.

"It’s been a great journey, and we’ll continue to fight until the last ball is kicked.

"Thank you for your support throughout the season. We’ll come back stronger."

The club is yet to find out if they will be competing in National League South or North next season.

City complete their league fixtures on April 20 away to Altrincham.