Pacha disappointed at meagre Storm return

Player/Coach Omar Pacha has admitted he’s disappointed with a return of just one victory from Manchester Storm’s last four home games in the Elite League.

Storm lost after a shoot-out against Dundee Stars and followed up with successive defeats by Braehead Clan, before bouncing back with a 3-0 victory over Fife Flyers.

Pacha said: “If you look at the four games it was a possible eight points and we only grabbed three so it’s a bit disappointing.

“Against Dundee we gave up a goal late in the third and didn’t capitalise in the shoot-out to get that extra point.

“We also lost two in a row against Braehead – I thought we made some individual mistakes at the wrong time in the second game and that ultimately cost us.

“Before the Fife game we looked at videos, had a recap and talked about the whole season so far and the guys bought in and that’s what we needed.

“We come back to work on Tuesday and we have to build on the win. It’s never easy to get a win in this league, so you’ve got to think about the positives and think about the two points but we need to clean up our mistakes.

“We made some mistakes in the defensive zone and we’ll work on our offensive play. We want to generate more goals – we’re creating chances but we’re not finishing them, so our focus is going to be on that this week.

“It’s important to stay up there – stay up in the top five and move forward. It’s going to be a big challenge for us (against Belfast Giants) on Saturday.”

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