OXFORD City Stars romped to an 8-2 victory at home to Slough Jets, but assistant coach Scott Gough insisted “the best is yet to come”.

Stars recorded their third high-scoring win in four matches to sit second in Division 2 South of the English National League.

But Gough was not satisfied with all the aspects of their play against Jets, who are still looking for their first win of the season.

He said: “After coming off last week’s loss at Bracknell, it was always going to be tough, but the key thing was we got the two points.

“Over three periods we had 65 shots – we should have had a lot more goals than the eight.

“Their goalkeeper was good, but we didn’t do some of the basics right.

“However, the team are looking sharp bearing in mind we were without Darren Elliott and Mike Willock, who has broken his wrist, and had to shuffle the pack a bit.”

Stars attacked from the start and opened the scoring, when taking advantage of a power play.

With Jet’s Jack Lee sinbinned for tripping, Jake Florey and Josh Oliver assisted Kimil Kinkor to score the neatest of wrap-around goals.

Moments later, Conor Redmond slid one back to the blue line and Alex Staples fired past former Stars goalminder Chris Douglas to make it 2-0 at the end of the first period.

Stars made it 3-0, when Jason Ikin, on only his second appearance, buried his shot past Douglas from Oliver’s assist shortly after the restart.

Slough responded with a goal from Lukas Smital, who beat Milan Ronai, but Dax Hedges immediately restored Stars’ three-goal advantage from Alex Staples’s cross.

Then Dom Hopkins fired through a crowded goalmouth to make it 5-1.

Liam Underdown pulled it back to 5-2 at the start of the third period, but the rest of the match belonged to Stars.

Redmond, assisted by Hedges and Florey, added their sixth.

Moments later Kinkor found Joe Edwards, who shot home in off a post for 7-2, before adding their eighth and final goal.