OXFORD City’s hopes of reaching the English National League play-off semi-finals were demolished in a crushing 11-3 defeat by London Raiders over two legs.

After losing the away leg 4-2, Stars still held hopes of progressing to the South Division 1’s last four.

But on a disastrous night at Oxpens, Stars crashed 7-1 to make it a sad farewell for the long-serving Alan Green in his last game before retiring.

Stars started the play-offs in great fashion, taking a third-minute lead in the first leg through defenceman Jason Ikin with a shot from the blue line.

It got even better in the eighth minute when they doubled their lead, Green finding Josh Oliver, who shot past Raiders’ minder Euan King.

But from the start of the second period, the hosts took charge and levelled with efforts from Marek Nahlik and Jake Pitchley.

Stars Ben Duffy was the busiest of the two netminders in the third period and eventually conceded two goals that gave Pitchley his hat-trick and London a 4-2 success.

The scoreline from the first leg still gave Oxford a chance to progress 24 hours later, but they were completely outclassed in the second leg.

They needed the first goal, but Ben Paynter, Brendan Baird, Joe Edwards and Hallam Wilson missed in the opening ten minutes.

Raiders took advantage and scored a goal from Pitchley plus a brace from Nahlik to take a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period.

Now trailing 7-2 overall, Tom Annetts replaced Duffy in the Stars’ goal for the second period, but it made no difference.

Andrew Munroe scored for Raiders, while Nahlik completed his hat-trick and Stewart Tait made it 6-0 on the night.

In the final period, Pitchley added their seventh before Stars fans evetuallyhad something to cheer five minutes from time.

Dominic Hopkins scored with assists from Paynter and Green, his last action for Stars in a distinguished career.