SWINDON Wildcats sent out a strong warning to the rest of their NIHL South One rivals as they made serene progress into the play-off semi-finals by completing a 24-5 aggregate win over Invicta Dynamos.

Holding a hefty 11-1 cushion from Saturday’s first leg at the Link Centre, the Cats showed no let-up in tempo on the road in Sunday’s reverse fixture to wrap up a 13-4 win on the night.

Aaron Nell’s side will now face either Bracknell Bees or London Raiders over two legs in the semi-finals next weekend.

Player-coach Nell set the tone for his team in Gillingham with the first of Swindon’s goals on the night before Chris Jones’ double made it 3-0 at the end of the first period.

The goals flowed in the second session as eight were scored over the 20 minutes, with the Cats getting the first two through Loris Taylor and a second for Nell.

Callum Best’s brace got Dynamos on the scoreboard, but momentum was soon back with Swindon and goals from Neil Liddiard, Max Birbraer, Edgars Bebris and Toms Rutkis made it 9-2 at the end of the period.

The Cats were first to strike in the final session as Ben Nethersell hit the back of the net before Jones completed his hat-trick to ensure Swindon matched their goals tally from the home leg 24 hours earlier.

Invicta trimmed the deficit through Joe Allen but two more goals for Rutkis – with one from Invicta’s Anthony Leone sandwiched between – got the ball back rolling for Swindon and they will now head into the semi-finals with confidence sky high.