PLAYER-COACH Aaron Nell said he was happy with the professional display put on by his Swindon Wildcats as they dispatched a poor Cardiff Fire outfit 7-0 at home.

Sam Bullas started proceedings with a smart finish from the left in the opening 10 minutes of the game.

Ollie Stone doubled the advantage shortly after with a scrappy effort, that signalled his first senior goal for the club.

Stevie Whitfield, Ben Nethersell and Max Birbraer all notched, as Sam Zajac popped up late on to ensure two points stayed at the Link Centre.

Nell also opted to play Matt Smital in between the pipes and despite not having much to do, as Cardiff could only manage 17 shots in 60 minutes, the Swindon man will be happy with his first ever shut out.

The comfortable victory means the Cats are now on a seven-game winning streak, something Nell highlighted after conceding it wasn’t the most competitive game.

“It was a tough game to play but you know what, we were in control from the get go and Matt played well to get his first senior shut out,” said Nell.

“There is always a risk because all the pressure was on us tonight and Cardiff have had a tough start to the year.

“What we had to do was go hard and make sure that we got another win, that is six in a row for us now.”

With a total of six different scorers, including three coming from D-men, the Wildcats chief says it is important everyone chips in with goals when they can.

“It was good to see Ollie get his first goal too, it wasn’t the prettiest but I am really happy for him,” added Nell, who drew a blank at the Link Centre for the first time this season. 

“He’s really improved for us over the last couple of weeks.

“We had a few people scoring goals and it has been like that all season, we have had a good spread so far.

“In the summer that was something we tried to change when we recruited and we tried to build a team where there is a good spread of offence.”