MK Lightning had a mixed weekend as they continued their pursuit of Telford Tigers at the top of the EPL.
Lightning lost 3-1 at Basingstoke Bison, but bounced back with a 3-2 shoot-out victory at home to Swindon Wildcats – Bobby Chamberlain (above) grabbed the deciding goal.
Doug Clarkson hit a hat-trick in Telford’s 7-3 win at Hull Pirates and they followed up with a 3-1 home success against Basingstoke.
Peterborough Phantoms lost 5-3 at Guildford Flames, but they had better luck on home ice after picking up a 2-0 shut-out against Hull.
Guildford completed a rare four-point weekend with a 4-3 shoot-out victory at Bracknell Bees – Jens Eriksson scored the winner.
Jonas Hoog’s hat-trick helped Swindon record a 3-2 home win against Manchester, but the Phoenix didn’t end the weekend empty-handed courtesy of a 5-2 success at home to Sheffield Steeldogs.
That result completed a miserable weekend for the Steeldogs who also fell 4-3 on home ice against Bracknell.
Basingstoke Bison 3-1 MK Lightning
Guildford Flames 5-3 Peterborough Phantoms
Hull Pirates 3-7 Telford Tigers
Sheffield Steeldogs 3-4 Bracknell Bees
Swindon Wildcats 3-2 Manchester Phoenix
Bracknell Bees 3-4 Guildford Flames (SO)
Manchester Phoenix 5-2 Sheffield Steeldogs
MK Lightning 3-2 Swindon Wildcats (SO)
Peterborough Phantoms 2-0 Hull Pirates
Telford Tigers 3-1 Basingstoke Bison
(Image permission: Tony Sargent)