Dixon confident Flames would prevail

Guildford Flames‘ Head Coach Paul Dixon believes victory over Manchester Phoenix on Saturday was never in doubt, despite needing a late blitz to see off their opponents.

Phoenix trailed 5-4 at the end of the second session, but Flames ran riot in the final period to run out comfortable 11-5 winners.

“From a scoring standpoint it was certainly an unusual way to end the evening, but a timely bunch of goals,” said Dixon.

“Despite the close scoreline over a couple of periods we felt in good control of the match in terms of puck possession and some of the opportunities we were creating.

“It was a nice relief to get a few early in the third to really make sure there was no chance Phoenix were going to get it back.

“We have a lot of injuries at the minute so it is good timing to have just the single game, and collect an extra day off the ice to see if we can get some bodies back in time for resuming the regular schedule next weekend.”

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