SWINDON Wildcats player-coach Aaron Nell was bursting with pride after his troops capped off a superb week with a 4-2 win over Basingstoke Bison at the Link Centre last night.

The hosts were the first to score, as Chris Jones notched in the seventh minute to make the most of Bison’s early penalty trouble.

However, Daniel Davies restored parity, as the first period ended a goal apiece.

The second period was largely uneventful at the Link Centre, but burst into life with just under 10 minutes remaining.

Luc Johnson applied the finish to a sweeping Swindon move, timed at 32:58.

Less than a minute later, their one-goal advantage was doubled when Nell’s superb run was capped off with a great finish, as the in-from forward lashed home a third.

Bison hit back with a goal of their own through Stuart Mogg, who’s shot ensured the second period ended 3-2 to the home side.

The Wildcats made a slow start to the third period, which could be down to their busy schedule of late, where they have played four games in as many days.

Floyd Taylor gave up on the best chance of the period, when he fired wide after bursting clear on goal in the 48th minute.

The hosts continued to turn the screw and got the reward when Phil Hill converted Nell’s pass in the closing exchanges, to ensure all the points remained at the Link Centre.

“They were fantastic, I couldn’t be happier with the players. That is six games in 11 nights,” said Nell.

“It was a great achievement to win like we did. To come as hard as we did was fantastic, we couldn’t have had a tougher week.

“We went to Peterborough on Thursday, played 65 minutes and then the lads had work the day after, when they got in at 3am.

“To come and get three points this weekend is what has made it a great achievement.

“We’ve had some great success and we need to push forward now.”