Flames boss delighted with four-point weekend

Guildford Flames’ boss Paul Dixon praised his team after they produced two excellent performances to keep their EPL title hopes alive.

Nearly 2,000 people jammed into the Spectrum to see netminder Richard Ullberg post his second shut-out in less than a month as league leaders Basingstoke Bison were crushed 4-0 on Saturday, and Flames followed up with an impressive 6-2 victory at Manchester Phoenix on Sunday.

Dixon commented: “I thought we played a very structured and disciplined game against Basingstoke and when you do that alongside excellent goaltending you always have a great chance to win.

“Bison are a good hockey team and we are in real need of table points, so it is pleasing at this time of year for our guys to put in that kind of showing against the league’s top club.

“We were able to do it again on Sunday with a pretty dominant performance at Manchester.

“The really positive thing from that is that we didn’t spend Sunday patting ourselves on the back, but instead started afresh and played an excellent game.

“We have not had a stellar road record this season so aside from the win itself, that aspect is something to really be happy with.

“It is not something we have been able to do all season, but it is an important part of staying consistent as we look ahead to the cup final and the play-offs.”

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