OXFORD City Stars rattled off two very different wins to stay in the fight for the South Division 2 title.

A first overtime period was needed as they edged past Romford Junior Raiders 3-2 on Saturday.

The Oxpens crowd saw a more routine 7-2 victory over Invicta 24 hours later.

It kept Stars fourth in the table, but still within reach of glory with two games in hand on the top two.

Interim player/coach Lee Richardson said: “We’re in a tough position of playing catch-up with the other teams ahead of us, so getting points on the board is all that matters right now.

“We created a huge amount of chances, nearly 130 shots on goal over the two games, so we need to be a bit more ruthless in front of goal.

“We showed superb character to come through on Saturday.

“We could have crumbled after they scored late on, but we regrouped and went on to win.

“It was good to get some of the younger players on the ice on Sunday and give them some experience.

“Harry (Harrison) scored and Daniel (Treuherz) got his first few minutes for the Stars in goal.

“The crowd really got behind them, which was brilliant.”

In a tight game at Romford, it took Stars until the 37th minute to get on the scoreboard.

Richardson was on target to cancel out Ewan Hill’s opener and Josh Oliver’s strike gave Stars a 2-1 lead at the end of the second period.

The visitors got to within 101 seconds of victory, before Daniel Hitchings bagged a late equaliser.

That sent the match into overtime, which was settled four minutes in by Dominic Hopkins.

There were no such worries as Stars’ nine-game winning run was stretched into double figures on Sunday.

The hosts led 4-0 by the end of the first period thanks to goals from Dax Hedges, Tom Davis, Richardson and Matt Lawday.

Hopkins scored the only effort of the second period, before Mike Whillock and Harrison made it 7-0, before Invicta’s late double.

Stars have a break this weekend ahead of a packed final month of the regular season.