AARON Nell hailed Floyd Taylor as Swindon Wildcats completed their fourth perfect weekend in a row.

The 22-year-old forward put in a player-of-the-match performance on Saturday night against Telford Tigers as he opened his account for the season when he netted the match-winning goal at the Link Centre.

The former Great Britain U20 international then followed that up with another stellar goal-scoring display as Wildcats defeated the Tigers 3-1 in Shropshire to put then top of Pool Two in the Autumn Cup.

“He was even better last night than he was on Saturday,” said Cats player-coach Nell of Taylor, who first broke into the team six years ago.

“He was working hard, got his chance and the goal was very similar to the one he scored the previous night.

“We are very happy with him and we are happy to get the win. When you work hard the chances will come.”

Swindon had to come from behind at the Ice Rink Telford as the hosts’ captain Jason Silverthorn opened the scoring in the first period.

In the second session of the match, Nell tied the scores before Taylor put Swindon into the lead in the third period and Stevie Whitfield added the gloss when putting the puck into an empty net after Telford had pulled netminder Denis Bell for the dying stages of the match.

The win means that Swindon have won nine of their opening 10 matches this season, while a victory over Hull Pirates at the Link Centre this coming Sunday will see them into the semi-finals of the Autumn Cup, with a game against either Peterborough Phantoms, Sheffield Steeldogs or Basingstoke Bison awaiting them.

“We were very happy to win the game,” Nell said. “We were much better in the second half of the game and it is good that we have kept our run going.

“(Playing) hard and consistency is the key to what we have been doing.

“We have got a good team with good players, but you still have to work hard and be consistent.

“Everyone is chipping in. We have played and beaten a tough team in Telford – we are the only team to beat them - but we are side that don’t give up.

“It was a big game and we have got another big game against Hull on Sunday and if we win that then we are through to the semi-final.”