DARREN Elliott revelled in Oxford City Stars’ 15-1 derby victory over Swindon Wildcats 2nd.

The club captain bagged four goals to keep the pressure on the leaders at the top of the English National League South Division 2 table.

Although Stars remain four points behind Chelmsford Chieftains with two games in hand, the manner of their victory sent out a message to their rivals.

“It was a good performance and good to improve our goal difference in the league,” Elliott said.

“Swindon are a young side, but we can only play who is put in front of us and we ensured we maintained a good consistency and tempo throughout the game.

“The win was the main thing, but it was nice to score some goals, especially against one of our local rivals.

“We know what the fixture means to our fans and it was a good feeling to deliver for them.

“The fans travelled in great numbers and made themselves heard, which was fantastic.”

Stars got off to a flying start with Josh Oliver and Martyn Gray both finding the net with less than three minutes on the clock.

The hosts quickly hit back though when Reed Sayers found the net just 60 seconds later.

But that was as good as it for Swindon.

Goals from Matt Lawday and Dax Hedges made it 4-1 by the end of the opening period.

After the restart it was more of the same as Stars poured forward with wave after wave of attack.

Elliott and Lee Richardson each bagged two goals, with Tom Davis also on target to make it 9-1.

A further six goals came in the final period.

Elliott completed his hat-trick on 43 minutes, and just 90 seconds later Lawday had notched his second of the night, before Richardson quickly completed his treble to make it 12-1.

The scoring wasn’t finished, though.

Joe Edwards got in on the action before Elliott bagged his fourth of the evening.

Davis put the icing on the cake with just 16 seconds remaining, to complete an emphatic success.

“Improving our goal difference is important, so we took our opportunity well,” said head coach Kenny Redmond

“It was a good performance and we also iced some of the younger players like Will Harrison, who played well, and Adam Harris who returned from injury.”