Telford Tigers’ boss Tom Watkins hailed his team’s determination after seeing them twice come from behind to beat Peterborough Phantoms 6-5 on Sunday.
The victory left the Tigers eight points clear of MK Lightning at the top of the EPL with just six games to play.
Watkins said: “You never want to be involved in the sort of game where you’re going to and forth with the lead, but the guys responded well.
“The big thing is that we didn’t panic and showed a lot of character. We have a lot of talent on the team and got our first powerplay goal just at the right time to make it 2-1.
“I was pleased we won the second period, but it was frustrating that we kept on opening doors for them again.
“Peterborough are a very good team and they will bury any chances they get. We were a little sloppy, but the win is the important thing for us at the moment.
“Thankfully we managed to get ahead in the third period and stay there. But we killed a lot of penalties, so it was still very tense.
“Young Adam Taylor stepped up with a couple of excellent goals. He’s a hard-working kid who has been with us for a while, so that was good to see.”
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