THE Swindon Wildcats’ stuttering form continued with yet another two-point weekend in the National Ice Hockey League.

After suffering a 3-2 defeat at home to the Bees on Saturday night, the Wildcats turned it around with a much more convincing 5-0 win away to Hull Seahawks on Sunday.

The latter of the two results featured Renny Marr’s second shut-out of the season as well as an 11th goal of the campaign for Chris Jones.

In the first game of the weekend, Swindon struggled badly in the first period and were two goals down to the Bees.

Juha Lindgren broke away and slotted past Dean Skinns to put the visitors in front, and following a host of chances for Nell’s men, Brendan Walkom doubled the visitors’ advantage in similar circumstances before the first buzzer sounded.

The Wildcats started the second period off much improved and scored their first goal when Balint Pakozdi squeezed the puck past Adam Goss.

And just two minutes later, the game was tied at two after Tomasz Malasinski played a one-two with Nell before slotting into the top corner.

But it was not destined to be Swindon’s night, with Walkom adding his second – and the Bees’ third – via a first-time strike past Skinns and Nell failing to dispatch a penalty shot prior to the second interval.

Despite heavy pressure on Goss’ goal, and Skinns being pulled for an extra skater late on, the Wildcats were ultimately left frustrated on home ice.

Reaction to the defeat post-match, Nell called his team’s performance “disgusting” and “disgraceful.”

He said: “It’s not acceptable. Well done to the Bees, but our start was disgraceful, disgusting. Our fans support us too much, and people throughout the club – apart from the players and coaches – work too hard for us to play like that.”

Nell asked for a response from his players on Sunday, and that’s exactly what he got against Hull.

It took them 13 minutes to find the first goal - Lloris Taylor broke away and sniped the puck into the top corner to give Swindon the lead.

After a missed penalty shot from Reed Sayers before the first buzzer, Malasinski began the second period with a lovely goal as he skated past two players and slotted it through the legs of Jordan McLaughlin. Just 14 seconds later, the talented forward flicked the puck towards the net and Nell tipped it past the home stopper for a third Cats goal.

The Wildcats dominated the final period and later added two more goals through Jones to cap off an encouraging response.