OXFORD City fell to defeat on the day they marked their history-making Emirates FA Cup tie against Alvechurch.

Half a century after the sides took a record five replays to be separated in the fourth qualifying round of the Cup, they met again for a pre-season friendly in Worcestershire.

A draw would have been a fitting result, but goals in each half from Luke Yates and Dylan Barkers sealed a deserved 2-0 win for Alvechurch.

It was a second defeat in 24 hours for a much-changed City side, who had lost 3-2 to Oxford United at Court Place Farm on Friday.

Like against the U's, David Oldfield named four trialists in his starting line-up, while Dan Matsuzaka, Jacob Bancroft and Joe Iaciofano kept their places in the XI.

Zac McEachran and one of the trialists had early chances, but Alvechurch quickly began to worry City.

Alex Grantham made two impressive saves and Dave Bellis skimmed the crossbar, before the Pitching In Southern League Premier Central side went ahead.

Yates was set free in behind the visiting defence and beat the City goalkeeper one-on-one eight minutes before the break.

Oldfield made several changes at half-time, with Reece Fleet among those to join the action and Under 23 stopper Harry Way replacing Grantham.

Another substitute, Josh Ashby, almost levelled from the edge of the box soon after coming on.

But City fell further behind just before the hour mark, when Barkers headed home a corner.

Alvechurch had a goal ruled out for offside minutes later, while Way produced a good stop in the closing stages.

City visit Haringey Borough for their fourth pre-season friendly next Saturday.