Telford Tigers moved nine points clear at the top of the EPL after picking up a pair of victories.
Milan Kolena (3) led the way in the Tigers’ 8-2 success at Swindon Wildcats, while Jason Silverthorn (2) topped the scoring in their 6-2 home win against Bracknell Bees.
MK Lightning’s title hopes were dealt a blow as they fell 3-2 at home to Peterborough Phantoms – Edgars Bebris, James Archer and Wehebe Darge scored for the visitors.
The Phantoms made it a four-point weekend with a 4-1 home victory over Basingstoke Bison – Ales Padelek (2) was amongst the scorers.
Ciaran Long, Tomas Karpov and Rene Jarolin all scored twice in Basingstoke’s 6-1 win on home ice against Hull Pirates.
Jens Eriksson grabbed the winner as Guildford Flames won 3-2 after a shoot-out at home to Sheffield Steeldogs and he followed up with two more goals in a 7-4 success at Hull.
Manchester Phoenix had another disappointing weekend, losing 7-1 at Sheffield, 5-1 at Bracknell and 11-3 at home to Swindon.
Sheffield Steeldogs 7-1 Manchester Phoenix
Basingstoke Bison 6-1 Hull Pirates
Bracknell Bees 5-1 Manchester Phoenix
Guildford Flames 3-2 Sheffield Steeldogs (SO)
MK Lightning 2-3 Peterborough Phantoms
Swindon Wildcats 2-8 Telford Tigers
Hull Pirates 4-7 Guildford Flames
Manchester Phoenix 3-11 Swindon Wildcats
Peterborough Phantoms 4-1 Basingstoke Bison
Telford Tigers 6-2 Bracknell Bees
(Image permission: Steve Brodie)