AARON Nell was pleased to see Swindon Wildcats right some wrongs as they put Streatham to the sword 8-3 at the Link Centre tonight.

Floyd Taylor bagged a hat-trick as the Cats saw off the Londoners for the first time at home this season as Swindon maintained their pursuit of the top two, Peterborough and Basingstoke, in NIHL South One.

The Cats were beaten 5-1 at Streatham back in October just weeks after edging a 2-1 win at their rivals' home rink and Nell said: "I think Streatham are a good side and I think tonight that we showed how good we can be.

"I think we were good all over the ice and scored some great goals so I'm happy with the performance tonight and happy with the two points.

"I think our workrate (stood out). I think the last time we played them they outworked us and wanted it more and I think we at least matched them and we were really successful.''

The Cats seized the lead after 5.44 off the first period as player-coach Nell found the net, assisted by Max Birbraer.

Just over 20 seconds later the home side doubled their advantage as Taylor notched after being teed up by Joseph Hazeldine.

Just over two minutes into the middle period it was 3-0 as Taylor scored again, Luc Johnson and Sam Godfrey with the set-up before Streatham's Ben Paynter took a two-minute boarding penalty.

Phil Hill scored the fourth at 27.20 as Chris Jones and Edgars Bebris provided the assists before Paynter replied at 33.08.

But barely 90 seconds later Bebris netted the Cats' fifth, assisted by Jones and it was six at 38.26 as Johnson scored, assisted by Godfrey.

Hazeldine took a two-minute roughing penalty at the end of the second period but Streatham's Jamie Hayes also took two minutes for hooking shortly after the start off the third.

Birbraer made it seven at 45.06, courtesy of assists from Nell and Sam Bullas and Taylor completed his hat-trick 40 seconds later, Jan Kostal and Johnson the providers.

Ryan Watt and Joe Allen replied late on for Streatham.

Nell added: "We're doing well. Of course we'd like to be a bit closer to the top two but we are where we are. We've really turned it around after Christmas and we just need to keep it up.

"I think we've got 13 points out of the last 14 and we need to keep on pushing and taking it a game at a time.

We've got two big ones against Basingstoke so we need to pick up points there and see where we end up at the end of the year.''