EPL round-up: Pirates plunder early lead

Hull Pirates are the early leaders of the EPL after recording two victories over the opening weekend.

Andrej Themar (above) hit a hat-trick in their 11-4 win at Manchester Phoenix and Pirates followed up with a 4-2 home success against reigning champions Basingstoke Bison.

Telford Tigers started their season with a 4-1 road win over Bison and made it a four-point weekend after winning by the same scoreline at home to Phoenix.

Frantisek Bakrlik (2) topped the scoring for MK Lightning in their 4-1 victory at home to Bracknell Bees, while Bobby Chamberlain’s second of the night secured a 5-4 overtime success at Guildford Flames.

Sheffield Steeldogs’ forward Andrew Hirst scored both goals for Sheffield Steeldogs in their 2-1 home win against Peterborough Phantoms.

Steeldogs doubled up with a 5-2 road success against the Bees – Arnoldas Bosas (2) led their scoring.

Swindon Wildcats were beaten 4-3 at home by the Flames and completed a miserable weekend with a 6-1 away defeat against the Phantoms.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Saturday

Basingstoke Bison 1-4 Telford Tigers
Manchester Phoenix 4-11 Hull Pirates
MK Lightning 4-1 Bracknell Bees
Sheffield Steeldogs 2-1 Peterborough Phantoms
Swindon Wildcats 3-4 Guildford Flames

Sunday

Bracknell Bees 2-5 Sheffield Steeldogs
Guildford Flames 4-5 MK Lightning (OT)
Hull Pirates 4-2 Basingstoke Bison
Peterborough Phantoms 6-1 Swindon Wildcats
Telford Tigers 4-1 Manchester Phoenix

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