AFC Telford United stunned by defeat at Oxford City
Promotion-chasing AFC Telford United stay top of the Conference North table despite a shock 2-0 defeat at struggling Oxford City.
The Bucks faced an uphill struggle when right-back Dan Preston was given a straight red card for a professional foul six minutes after the break.
Adam Learoyd then headed City in front from the corner that followed a superb one-handed save by Ryan Young.
Tom Winters wrapped up victory for City four minutes from time.
Making their first-ever visit to Marsh Lane, in front of a gate of just 312, Telford, beaten 6-1 at Guiseley a week ago on their last away midweek outing, found it hard to create many chances on a small, sandy pitch.
Centre-half Simon Grand's early second-half header proved their only effort on target.
Telford's nearest rivals North Ferriby United were denied the chance to take over on top as their game at second-to-bottom Stalybridge was called off at short notice because of a waterlogged pitch.
The East Yorkshire team remain a point adrift in second, but now with a game in hand.
Altrincham moved into third, six points behind Telford, also with a game in hand, after a 6-1 win at bottom club Workington.
Telford return to action on Saturday when they are again on the road, at 10th-placed Colwyn Bay (kick-off 15:07 BST).