The Swindon Wildcats made it two wins from two games last Saturday evening, after defeating the Sheffield Steeldogs once more in as many games.
The ‘Cats opened the game well and dominated from the initial faceoff. However after a quick counter attack Sheffield found themselves with the games’ opening goal as Lubomir Korhon would strike with a 5 hole effort past Swindon netminder Dean Skinns.
Within five minutes the ‘Cats soon tied the scores and with a goal that saw team captain Aaron Nell wrist shot the puck past a screened player and beat the opposing netminder.
A feisty first period was quickly picked up in the second and again, Sheffield would look to land the opening period goal.
The game showed little sign of slowing down and after exchanging penalties between them, Swindon soon took control of the night’s game. At the half way stage and after finding himself alone on the wing, player/coach Ryan Aldridge would throw a simple shot on net and with it catch netminder James Flavell off guard to tie the game.
Following the next puck drop Swindon again would then find themselves on the attack and after a rapid, long range and precise shot, Aaron Nell would the net a fourth for his side as the puck sounded off the metal work and into the goal.
The final period held with it a strong attack from the Steeldogs however, the Wildcats would show clinical signs of defending well in their own zone and press further with attacks of their own.
Despite being tested the Swindon goal would not again see puck strike its net and as the clock wound down, the ‘Cats would earn themselves their first back to back win since October.
Final Score: Swindon Wildcats 4 – 2 Sheffield Steeldogs
Man of the Match: SWI – Baird / SHE – Hirst
Scott Gummerson – Press Officer