OXFORD City Stars head coach Kenny Redmond believes their win at Chelmsford Chieftains shows how far the team have come.

A 4-0 success at a side who had only lost once this season saw Stars stay six points clear at the top of the South Division 2 table.

And Redmond was delighted with his side’s display in securing a tenth successive victory.

“Chelmsford is a difficult place to come to, they are very competitive and there won’t be many sides this season who come away with a shut-out,” he said.

“We’re delighted with the win and the manner of it. We had a few players out, but showed our strength in depth and resilience.

“It was a good team performance and to earn a shut-out for the second game running shows we are doing the right things and giving our offensive players the platform to play.”

Stars were on the back foot early on, but gradually began to get on top.

They took the lead in the seventh minute, when Matt Lawday fired home, assisted by Josh Florey and Joe Edwards.

Dom Hopkins thought he had made it 2-0, only for his effort to be disallowed.

However, within four minutes of the second period starting Oxford had doubled their advantage through Josh Oliver.

And they went a long way to securing maximum points just two minutes later with Andy Cox’s goal.

Stars refused to take their foot off the gas in the final period and wrapped up victory when Hopkins found the net, assisted by Mike Whillock and Joe Edwards.