Flames beat Phantoms to claim EPL Cup

Guildford Flames won the EPL Cup after completing a 12-6 aggregate victory against Peterborough Phantoms.

Flames’ 9-1 victory in the first leg set up their success, and although Phantoms produced a better performance in the reverse fixture with a 5-3 win they never looked like pulling off an unlikely comeback.

The club’s last cup success came in 2013 and Flames’ boss Paul Dixon was understandably delighted to secure victory.

“We are pleased to pull ourselves out of a bit of a trophy dry spell with this huge cup win,” he said.

“We probably didn’t have the October and November we would have liked, but the guys have found a way to really turn things around in the past couple of months to be playing so well in the lead up to this.

“It’s exciting to be rewarded for that long term effort in such a tangible way.

“We celebrate this win and look forward to turning our attention now to continuing strong through the rest of the season and taking a run at adding on a play-off title.”

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