OXFORD City climbed to tenth in Vanarama National League South as Nana Owusu’s second-half strike secured a 2-1 win over Dorking Wanderers.

The substitute fired home 17 minutes from time to beat the promotion chasers and move Andy Ballard’s side six points off the top seven.

Zac McEachran gave City a fifth-minute lead, finding the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Elliot Benyon was thwarted by visiting keeper Slavomir Huk midway through the half and it looked like that would cost the hosts after James McShane’s headed equaliser five minutes before the break.

Ballard sent on AJ George and Owusu in the 57th minute and the latter took just 16 minutes to make his mark.

After collecting Benyon’s cross, he took a touch and finished clinically.

There was still time for Dorking to hit the crossbar in the dying moments, but City held on.

Oxford City: King, Jones, Jefford, Ashby, Moore-Azille, Oastler, Wiltshire (Owusu 57), Fleet, Benyon (Gordon 79), McEachran, Berkoe (George 57). Unused subs: Barrett, Wright.

Attendance: 223.

Meanwhile, Kidlington's game at Daventry Town in BetVictor Southern League Division 1 Central was postponed due to the weather.