OXFORD City are on course for one of the most successful seasons in their history – but David Oldfield believes there is more to come.

The Vanarama National League South side are fifth in the table, into the last 16 of the Buildbase FA Trophy and beat Sky Bet League One side Northampton Town in the Emirates FA Cup – before taking Shrewsbury Town to extra-time in the next round.

City thrillingly triumphed 5-3 at Hemel Hempstead Town on Tuesday, but once again they did it the hard way.

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Oldfield’s men were 3-1 down with just over half an hour to play, making it the fourth time in five games they have come from behind to win.

While City need to stop giving themselves so much to do, their boss has seen plenty of good signs.

He said: “The boys have been fantastic.

“They’ve really bought into the process and worked their socks off.

“We get reminded once or twice, where we’re just below-par in some of our performances, that there are some things we need to do better.

“I think that’s where our frustration is.

“From the outside it looks good and from the inside it looks good, too.

“We’re trying really hard, we want to progress as a club and there are some really good things going on.

“As much as we can be grumpy, we must remember that we’ve done very well.”

The victory at Hemel stretched City’s unbeaten run to nine matches and they have not tasted defeat since the 1-0 FA Cup second round defeat at Shrewsbury on November 29.

It was only the third time they have reached that stage, while a win over Peterborough Sports in the fifth round of the Trophy would set up the first quarter-final in their history.

In the league, City’s position of fifth is a place higher than their best ever, when they finished sixth at this level in 2014/15.

This has all been achieved with a young squad, which is why Oldfield knows there is room for improvement.

“We have to be mindful of that, but our expectations are high and we need to make sure we reach those standards as much as we can,” he said.

“Let’s make sure we know where we are in the grand scheme of things.

“There are so many times our passes are sloppy, we get caught offside for no reason or our shape gets disjointed.

“We’re not far away.

“We have to impress from the bench, but we also have to make sure we start better.”