ICE HOCKEY LIVE: MK Lightning v Swindon Wildcats

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  • FULL TIME: MK Lightning 3 Swindon Wildcats 0
  • REPORTING BY ANDY WARREN

7:55pm

Tough weekend for Wildcats, but they will be back.

7:51pm

FULL-TIME: MK Lightning 3 Swindon Wildcats 0

7:50pm

Great one-handed save from Skinns thwarts Emeric. 21 seconds to go, we've got 21 seconds to go.

7:48pm

But Zatopek fires home a loose puck from a restart. 3-0 MK

7:47pm

Cats pull Skinns

7:46pm

Penalty killed

7:44pm

Four minutes left

7:44pm

Whitfield penalised for slashing

7:43pm

Penalty killed

7:42pm

MK punished for having too many on the ice. PP Cats

7:36pm

Good save from Mettam to stop Nell

7:36pm

Wildcats have done well to stay in this, but they need something soon

7:35pm

Nell returns

7:35pm

Christine slaps wide

7:34pm

Christine slaps wide

7:33pm

Another penalty on Nell

7:31pm

Skinns saves with his legs from Zatopek

7:30pm

Richardson gets two minutes for holding.

7:29pm

Hoog shoots straight at Mettam

7:28pm

Hoog and Baird both had effort to make the penalty count, but it is killed

7:28pm

Nicky Watt does well to stop Chinn

7:27pm

Ross Green takes two for delay of game

7:25pm

Melichar chips over

7:24pm

Almost the worst possible start but Skinns superbly tipped Emersic's shot onto the left post, and Chinn could only hit his effort onto the other pipe with an open net.

7:22pm

Back for the third period, which the Cats need to start quickly.

7:21pm

Back for the third period, which the Cats need to start quickly.

7:07pm

Much better from Swindon, but still a big job to do

7:06pm

END OF SECOND PERIOD: MK Lightning 2 Wildcats 0

7:04pm

Hoog should have scored for Cats, he had half the goal to aim at with Mettam out of position

7:01pm

Still 2-0 MK

7:01pm

Goal ruled out! It was Brittle who had the shot and the net is being repaired.

7:00pm

Controversy here, puck is in the net and goal given, but appeared to go in through a hole in the net. Skinns furious.

6:55pm

Penalty killed an Nell returns

6:55pm

Two good shots from Hoog and Baird are saved, before Skinns saves from Michael Farn

6:51pm

Nell binned for slashing. 

6:49pm

Hoog gets two minutes for tripping, but Cats survive

6:47pm

Hoog gets two minutes for tripping

6:46pm

Or ten minutes left, depending which way you look at it

6:46pm

Ten minutes gone in the period.

6:45pm

Swindlehurst and Nell both have shots blocked, and Hoog and Baird shoot wide before Poole returns.

6:43pm

Nick Poole binned for hooking

6:42pm

Watt has an effort saved as he drifts inside

6:41pm

2-0 Lightning as Chris Wiggins rams home from close range. 

6:39pm

Save of the match from Skinns, and there are a few contenders, as he makes a one handed stop from Brittle.

6:37pm

Mettam saves with his stick after Nell's shot from range.

6:32pm

Back for the second period

6:17pm

To be fair, the goal had been coming.

6:16pm

END OF FIRST PERIOD: MK Lightning 1 Swindon Wildcats 0

6:15pm

Goal for the home side as Jones and Brittle slide the puck to Emersic who tucks it in.

6:11pm

Another great save from Skinns thwarts Carr, but he has injured himself in the process. But he is going to carry on.

6:07pm

Superb stick work from Hoog gives Nell a chance, but his effort is straight at Mettam.

6:05pm

he has been superb so far hasn't he

6:04pm

Five minutes left in the period

6:04pm

Penalty killed

6:02pm

Zatopek given two minutes for interferance

6:02pm

Zatopek given two minutes for interferance

6:02pm

Jones bombs forward and gives the puck to Bullas,  but Mettam saves with his stick.

6:01pm

Jones bombs forward and gives the puck to Bullas,  but Mettam saves with his stick.

5:59pm

Another good save from Skinns stops a Green slapshot

5:54pm

Two more class saves from Skinns, first to deny Emersic, then an even better one to stop Brittle.

5:51pm

Skinns makes another good save then Zatopek sends one whistling over the bar. Inches over.

5:49pm

Hoog has the Cats' first effort as he cuts in from the left, but it is saved with ease.

5:45pm

Good save early on from SKinns to deny Poole

5:43pm

We're underway!

5:37pm

Players out on the ice here, nearly time for face-off.

5:23pm

5:22pm

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Here's hoping for a Swindon win

5:20pm

Good evening and welcome to this evening's live coverage of Swindon Wildcats' visit to MK Lightning in the EPL.

Milton Keynes got the better of the game at the Link Centre last night, and the Wildcats will be looking for revenge.

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