Oxford City chairman says High Court tax bill hearing called off

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Oxford City have won one of their last eight matches in the National League South

Oxford City chairman Brian Cox has confirmed that a pending High Court hearing has been called off after the club paid an outstanding tax bill.

City had been due to face a winding-up petition on Monday, but Cox told BBC Radio Oxford it will not now be heard.

A judge could have passed a winding-up order that would have liquidated the 134-year-old club.

Oxford are next to bottom in National League South, having won only one of their eight games so far this season.

It has been a turbulent few months for the club, with former club president Thomas Guerriero jailed for fraud in May and managing director Colin Taylor found dead at the club's stadium in July.

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