Patience a virtue for the Flames

Guildford Flames’ Head Coach Paul Dixon praised his team for keeping their cool to come from behind and defeat Hull Pirates 3-1 in the EPL on Saturday.

The Flames trailed 1-0 going into the final period, but goals by Andrew McKinney, Ben Campbell and Jez Lundin secured the points for the Surrey outfit.

“It’s one of those matches where you go away doubly glad that you won, because we should have had the game secured much earlier than we did,” said Dixon.

“I don’t think down a goal to start the third was at all a reflection of the flow of play.

“We had some excellent opportunities to have been in control relatively early, and it was only superb goaltending at their end that kept it so tight.

“We showed a lot of character in the third to keep the pressure on, despite no scoring success to that point, and our own good goaltending by Mike Will and overall team patience finally paid off when we finally got something to go through to tie it and get the win.”

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