Flames victory over Bison lifts Dixon’s spirits

Paul Dixon was a relieved man after seeing his Guildford Flames team end a three-game losing streak with a stylish 5-1 victory over Basingstoke Bison on Sunday.

The Flames were edged out 7-6 at Swindon Wildcats on Saturday, but bounced back to comfortably see off the reigning EPL champions the following day.

“Sunday was definitely a good time for a win – it has been a roller-coaster start to the season that has put us under a bit of pressure early in the schedule,” said Dixon.

“After Saturday’s outcome it was good to be able to collect a win on home ice and close out the set of games on a positive note that we can build on going forward.

“We played a strong game, and did a terrific job of shutting down their powerplay to keep us in a good situation that would translate to a win.

“Saturday was simply more of a crazy game than anything we really did wrong.

“We essentially played the same on both nights, just on one night we had a couple of teams who couldn’t do a lot wrong around the net, especially on the powerplay, and we were just edged out in the circumstances.

“We have some things we want to clean up, but overall it was a good weekend. We are excited to get to Telford on Wednesday and take a crack at the league leaders.”

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