Dixon delighted after changes pay dividends

Guildford Flames’ boss Paul Dixon was a happy man after seeing his team return to form with a four-point weekend in the EPL.

Flames won 4-1 at previously unbeaten MK Lightning on Saturday, before adding a 6-3 home success against Hull Pirates the following day.

A run of just one win in five games prompted Dixon to bring in two new imports, including netminder Joonas Kuusela, and the Finn (above) gave the Flames’ backline a more solid look.

“We needed that win on Saturday – we were under a lot of pressure last week not only for our start but also for the decisions we made as part of our moving forward plan,” said Dixon.

“No matter what you do there is risk, so it was good fortune and good timing to be able to get a result, against a previously undefeated team no less, exactly when we were in a position where nothing less than a win could unload some of that strain.

“We carried that fresh confidence into Sunday and put in a really solid showing to deliver a home win and complete a remarkable rebound from where we were just a week ago.”

(Image permission: John Uwins)

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