Oxford City claimed bragging rights over neighbours Oxford United thanks to a shot from distance in the Oxfordshire Senior Cup semi-final on Tuesday.
Hoops striker Matt Paterson’s 21st goal of the season gave the home side a 1-0 victory to set up a final clash with either Banbury United or Kidlington who play the other semi-final next week.
Manager Mark Jones said: “I’m pleased for Matt because he’s had some bad news this week, his grandfather passed away yesterday and it hit him hard. It was touch and go whether he could play tonight.
“But he got out there for us and scored the winning goal so I’m sure he’ll dedicate that one to his granddad.
“We had another bit of bad news with [general manager] Justin Merritt’s father passing away on Sunday as well so our condolences go to the two families.
“But on the football side of things, it’s nice to get the winning habit, it’s four wins on the spin.
“Our aim is to go and produce a good performance on Saturday and see if we can keep kicking on in the league.”
City face a daunting trip to second placed Havant and Waterlooville on Saturday.