LAST Saturday was a fantastic win for us against Peterborough Phantoms and I thought the boys were excellent.

Renny Marr was absolutely fantastic in goal and I think it was one of the best performances from the team all season, especially given the circumstances against one our rivals for the NIHL South One title.

I was missing for that game and the boys played great without me.

One player doesn’t make a team and I think we’re most dangerous when everyone is working towards the same goal.

It’s important that when players are missing, the boys who do play step up and that was definitely displayed on Saturday without myself on the ice.

The win really puts the title race back in our hands and in a three-way fight between us, Peterborough and Basingstoke Bison, so it’s going to be an exciting final stretch for sure.

We’ve had an excellent January with eight-straight league wins, and that was what this team was put together to do.

Our coach, Aaron Nell, built this team to win games and to go on big runs like we have done.

I feel like we’re finally starting to find our stride and we’re finding that level of consistency that we’ve needed all season. Hopefully we can keep it going.

It’s important for us to peak at the right time, but there’s no point in peaking if you can’t continue it.

There’s nothing the boys want more than to win the league this season because it’s something the Swindon Wildcats haven’t had in a very long time.

If we could do that, it would be massive for the club, massive for the players and the fans too.

We get a break from the league this weekend as we play Basingstoke in the semi-final of the NIHL South Cup.

They’ve had a great season so far and are fighting on multiple fronts, like us.

They had a few changes just before the season started and people thought they would struggle, but in true Basingstoke style, they worked hard and they’ve done a fantastic job to be where they are now.

It’s going to be a fantastic weekend with two big battles and we’re excited to get going and try to defend one of the cups we won last season.