Match report: Wildcats vs Milton Keynes Lightning and Bristol Pitbulls

By Swindon Link - 18 October 2022

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  • Photo credit - KLM Photography

    Photo credit - KLM Photography

A match report of the Wildcats' most recent weekend fixture, from Keziah Farthing.

After a disappointing 7-3 loss on Friday night against the Bristol Pitbulls, the Wildcats turned it around by securing two points against the Lightning.

The Lightning were eight games unbeaten going into the game against the Cats, but that streak was put to end after an excellent defensive display.

Swindon Wildcats Vs MK Lighting Saturday night match report:

The Wildcats started the game on the front foot and got the first goal with Chris Jones flicking the puck at the back post past Hedley.

However, the Lighting got their equalizer with Callum Field receiving the puck and flicking it into the net.

The Lightning carried on this momentum and got the lead with Sean Norris racing away and wrist shotting the puck into the corner past Renny Marr.

But with 49 seconds left of the first period Chris Jones battled hard and forced the puck into the net to make it even going into the first break.

End of the first period Wildcats 2-2 Lightning

With the Wildcats starting the second period on the powerplay, they took full advantage of this with Colby Tower backhanding the puck into the back of the net.

The rest of the period saw a lot of good penalty killing from both teams setting up the final period to be a cracker.

End of the second period Wildcats 3-2 Lightning

Despite the Wildcats heading on the penalty kill, Tomasz Malasinski raced away one-on-one and made no mistake calmly backhanding the puck past Hedley to give the cats a two-goal lead.

The rest of the period the Cats showed great fight to filter the Lightning attack and kill off the rest of the game to hand all the points to Swindon.

End of the game Wildcats 4-2 Lightning

 

Swindon Wildcats vs Bristol Pitbulls Friday night match report:

The Pitbulls started the game on the front foot and got the first goal with Alex Roberts finding space and picking his spot.

Just under two minutes later the Wildcats got an equalizer with Tower racing one-on-one and backhanding it through the keepers’ legs.

However, with the game opening up Ed Bradley gave Bristol their lead back with a wrist shot through Skinns.

End of the first period Wildcats 1-2 Pitbulls

Ed Bradley got his second of the game with a wrist shot finding the top corner.

The Wildcats battled hard and managed to pull one back with Nell tipping the puck past Kerlin.

Tower then picked up his second as he found the loose puck and backhanded it past Kerlin.

However, with just 38 seconds left of the period Sean Morris tipped the puck into the top corner to give the Pitbulls the lead going into the final period.

End of the second period Wildcats 3-4 Pitbulls

With the Wildcats getting themselves into penalty trouble the Pitbulls increased their lead with Owen Sobchak squeezing the puck into the net.

Alex Roberts then got his second of the game as his shot squeezed past Skinns into the net.

With the Cats pulling the goalie for the extra skater, Owen Sobchak raced away but was taken down by Bebris and Pitbulls were awarded with the goal.

End of the game Wildcats 3-7 Pitbulls

Next weekend the Bespoke Guardian Swindon Wildcats will be looking to get revenge against the Bristol Pitbulls on Sunday night.

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