SWINDON Wildcats player-coach Aaron Nell admits Sunday night’s 2-1 win against Invicta Dynamos must be one they learn from, following another tough weekend which included three fixtures in as many days.

The Wildcats were knocked out of the Autumn Cup on Friday night at the Link Centre after losing 7-6 on aggregate against Peterborough Phantoms in the semi-finals.

An overtime loss at Basingstoke Bison in NIHL South One followed 24 hours later before the Cats returned to winning ways against struggling Invicta in the league.

Significantly short-benched, Swindon came from a goal behind to record their ninth regular time win of the season – which promoted Nell’s troops up to second in the table.

Loris Taylor struck with 10 minutes to play against the Dynamos before Chris Jones’ penalty shot sealed the two points.

Nell said: “Every game, win or lose, you have got to learn from.

“We weren’t at our best against Invicta on Sunday night.

“We got the win in the end, there are things to learn from and improve on.

“I was really pleased with Friday and Saturday, though. It was our best two back-to-back games of the year.

“It was frustrating how we played on Sunday, but we got the win and must move on from that.”

Sunday night’s win at Invicta confirmed the end of the Wildcats’ ruthless schedule, which saw the Link Centre outfit play six games in just 10 days.

Unsurprisingly, players have earned themselves a few rest days before returning to training ahead of this weekend’s ties against Basingstoke and Peterborough.

Having lost to Basingstoke on penalties on Saturday, Nell is keen to reverse his side’s fortunes by recording their 10th home win of the season.

“I thought we played quite a good game on Saturday night (against Basingstoke),” said Nell.

“We did well to get back in the game and earn a point, obviously penalty shoot-outs are always going to be a lottery.

“I was happy with our performance on Saturday, especially after how well we played on Friday despite not getting the result that we wanted.

“To bounce back the way we did was good.

“Sunday we could have all the excuses in the world – tiredness and that.

“We just weren’t very good (against Invicta) and we were lucky to get two points.”