OXFORD City Stars continued their sensational recent form with an 18-1 thrashing of Basingstoke Buffalo.

It means they have now scored 46 goals in the last three games and sees them go second in the Division 2 South table.

Home netminder Mark Duffy was a spectator for most of the game, facing just 14 shots.

However, it was the visitors that started the better, Stars finding themselves temporarily a man down after just two minutes when Conor Redmond was penalising for hooking.

But then it was soon one-way traffic.

Stars scored eight unanswered goals in the opening period, with eight different players on target.

Dax Hedges, Redmond, Mike Whillock, Kamil Kinkor, Josh Oliver, Josh Florey, Dom Hopkins and Matthew Lawday all found the net to wrap up the points after just 16 minutes.

The question now was whether Stars would keep the hammer down or takes things easy with the points in the bag.

The answer came less then two minutes into the second period when Whillock found the net to make it 9-0.

Darren Elliott then got on the scoresheet as Stars reached double figures, before the 11th goal of the night provoked much discussion.

As well as coming just four seconds after the tenth, the time of 24.13 was all the more remarkable as it was scored by No 24, Kinkor, and assisted by No 13, Whillock.

Despite seeing the visitors’ frustration grow with a number of penalties, Basingstoke did get on the board when Connor Hutchison found the net to make it 11-1 after 33 minutes.

But Stars responded and ended the period with a further two goals, Hedges and Oliver on the mark.

The final period saw Stars maintain their intensity, adding a further five goals.

Stewart Tait become the tenth player to find the net, before Josh Florey and Hopkins quickly made it 16-1.

Elliott then ensured the home fans left on a real high, completing his hat-trick with two further strikes inside a minute.

He scored No 17 after assists from Hedges and Lawday and then bagged his third of the evening after good work from Hedges and Hopkins to cap a memorable night.