SWINDON Wildcats experienced mixed fortunes at the weekend after an overtime loss to Telford Tigers preceded an away win at Peterborough Phantoms.

Aaron Nell’s men blew a two-goal lead at the Link Centre on Saturday night before eventually claiming a point despite the overtime reverse to second-place Tigers.

On Sunday, another tight game on the road saw Swindon two goals ahead before a late Phantoms strike made it a nervy end.

Nevertheless, Nell’s team took three points from a possible four to stay top and maintain the club’s positive momentum of late.

Saturday night’s contest with the Tigers began well for the Cats after defenceman Tyler Plews grabbed a rare goal from Tomasz Malasinski’s assist in the fourth minute

Nell made it two in the 14th minute, with the hosts having seemingly heeded the head coach’s request for a fast start at home.

The two-goal lead did not last long, however, with Jason Silverthorn halving the deficit for Telford 90 seconds later.

Jonathan Weaver squared the game up at two halfway through, but there were no further goals until overtime at the Link Centre as Silverthorn nabbed his second of the night to hand both points to Telford.

On Sunday, Nell led from the front as him team searched for a response to the previous game’s disappointment.

The Wildcats’ head coach scored the only goal of the first period after 12 minutes and one second to put the visitors in front at Peterborough.

A goalless middle period eventually made way for an early strike in the third from Swindon’s Reed Sayers.

Peterborough’s Glenn Billing fired past Renny Marr with less than five minutes remaining, but it was too little, too late and Swindon hung on for the points.