OXFORD City Stars’ miserable run of form in National League 1 South continued with a 6-2 home defeat to Slough Jets.

Goals from Matt Lawday and Dax Hedges could not save the hosts from a seventh successive loss in their first home game since Simon Anderson’s departure as head coach.

Both sides had chances to take the lead in an open first period, but Jets netted a quickfire double to take control.

The visitors punished Stars as they scored on two powerplays within a minute, Adam Rosbottom and Christian Mohr on target.

Stars grew into the game during the second period and Lawday could have halved the deficit, only for netminder Matthew Smital to save.

They were still in with a chance going into the final 20 minutes, but any hopes of a comeback were wiped out within four minutes of the restart.

Juha Clifford Lindgren gave the visitors a commanding 3-0 lead, before moments later Bradley Hildreth made it four.

Hedges, assisted by Olly Shone, got Stars on the board with 15 minutes left, but Timo Lindgren hit Jets’ fifth almost immediately.

Joe Edwards set up Lawday to reduce the deficit once again, but Lindgren popped up late on to complete the scoring.

The defeat means Stars are seventh ahead of this weekend’s double header, which starts with a trip to Bracknell Hornets on Saturday.

Milton Keynes Thunder visit Oxpens on Sunday, with face-off at 6.15pm.