CONSIDERING the fierce sporting rivalry between the two towns, the stand-off between Oxford City Stars and Swindon Wildcats 2nd was a rather tame affair.

Visiting Stars dominated the English National League South Division 2 encounter, winning 9-2 to stay top of the table.

Oxford had 44 shots to their opponents’ 11 in the one-sided contest.

Theo Bundock opened up the scoring for Stars, following a well-placed pass from Kamil Kinkor.

Wildcats then received two penalties, giving Stars almost four minutes of powerplay, during which Jake Florey made it 2-0.

Less than a minute into the second period, Stars scored their third goal through Mike Whillock, with assists from Kinkor and Dom Hopkins.

Swindon made it 3-1 when Haydn Lee tucked the puck in behind minder Milan Ronai.

But Stars soon responded through Josh Oliver, who fired home on the rebound shot from Stewart Tait’s original shot.

Tensions on the ice boiled over as a scuffle broke out involving Oxford’s Martyn Gray plus Swindon’s Adrian Dusznik and Deakan Fielder.

All three received penalties, before Whillock’s second gave Stars a four-goal buffer going into the final period.

Stars’ continued dominance resulted in four goals in the final period through Connor Redmond, Kinkor, Jake Florey and Joe Edwards.

Swindon’s goal, scored between the Stars penultimate and last goals, was netted by Adam Coakley.

Stars will be hoping to keep up the good form when they entertain Chelmsford Chieftains on Sunday.