SWINDON Wildcats player-coach Aaron Nell hopes his side can continue to be entertainers on home ice as they look to sustain a strong challenge in the National League this season.

A fortnight into the 2019-20 campaign and the Cats have netted 14 goals in two games at the Link Centre en route to defeating both Raiders and Peterborough Phantoms.

Bracknell Bees are the latest side to visit Swindon on Saturday night and Nell is eager for his troops to sparkle in front of goal once again.

The Cats coach felt the atmosphere created in the 5-0 victory over Peterborough last Saturday was as good as he can remember at the Link for this time of year.

Nell believes that keeping a buzz around the rink will make for an intimidating environment for visiting teams.

“We have been good in front of goal this season,” said Nell.

“We were very good offensively last Saturday night against Peterborough and very clinical. We scored some really nice goals.

“And we have made strides in the way we have defended too as we didn’t let an even-shift goal in all weekend. That is a big positive.

“It has been entertaining in the two home games.

“Last Saturday was electric and when we scored the second goal, the rink was as loud as you will ever hear it in September.

“We have had two good nights at home and hopefully we can have many more coming up.”

Saturday night opponents Bracknell have had a mixed start to the new season having claimed two wins and two defeats from four fixtures this term, with both losses coming on the road.

After facing off against the Bees, Swindon travel to London on Sunday night to face Raiders – a side who have only one once from their four fixtures.

With half of Swindon’s games this season going all the way to overtime, Nell is predicting another nip-and-tuck weekend ahead for his side.

“It is going to be tough again this weekend,” said Nell.

“People have already figured out that there are going to be no easy games in this league and you have got to turn up every night if you want to win.

“There have been lots of up-and-down scores. It shows that if you play well, you will going to win, and if you are not at your best, then you aren’t going to win.

“It has been very challenging over the last four games but it is something we are enjoying and it is going to be no different this weekend.”