Fans at home for the Wildcats' clash with Leeds Knights were treated to a tense but triumphant home victory. 

The two teams met at the Link Centre to compete in the first leg of the Autumalson Cup Final with the Swindon team getting the advantage heading into next week's second leg. 

Goals from Godfrey in the first period and Bebris in the second saw the Bespoke Guardian Swindon Wildcats take a commanding lead,

But when the final whistle blew the final score was 3-2, with Leeds Knights clawing their way back into the game and giving themselves a chance when Swindon travels to Leeds. 

Swindon Advertiser: Wildcats coach Aaron NeilWildcats coach Aaron Neil

Wildcats' player coach Aaron Neil was delighted to have got the win but provided a fair post-match assesment after the game

"Look, you always want to win the first game, I think in the circumstances they're probably the happier team than us. 

"But we've been really good away from home all year and we've got to go there and win a hockey game to win a trophy, still all to play for.

"We were excellent for two periods, we were probably the best we've been all year."

Neil also praised the man of the match performance from goalkeeper Renny Marr as well as Leeds' shotstopper who he says both peformed excellently. 

As well as the home win, Fans were also treated to a display from Team GB Figure Skating stars Zoe Jones & Christopher Boyadji during the first-period break, as well as the opportunity to get their hands on a Autumn Cup final shirt from the shirt cannon.