Tigers show rapid improvement in victory over Steeldogs

Tigers show rapid improvement in victory over Steeldogs

Tom Watkins insists his Tigers players are still learning from their mistakes, following Saturday night’s 7-2 win over Sheffield Steeldogs.

The Telford Head Coach was keen for his side to reclaim their winning mentality, and make a quick recovery from last week’s 6-5 loss to Manchester Phoenix.

Early goals from Peter Szabo, Sam Zajac, Jason Silverthorn and Joe Miller gave The Tigers a similar lead to the one they enjoyed over the Phoenix.

But further strikes from Silverthorn, Nathan Salem and Szabo secured victory for Telford, and ensured they remain nine-points clear at the top of the English Premier League.

Watkins said: “It was a great comeback tonight from last weekend. I asked for a good start and got it. They won two very valuable points.

“There were a lot of guys who did their jobs well. We have worked very hard on our powerplay in training this week, and it was good to see that pay off.

“When we were 4-0 up, I reminded the players of where we were against Machester, when we lost the lead.

“To finish 7-2 against a team like Sheffield is very pleasing.”

Telford take a break from league action on Sunday night, when they travel to play Blackburn Hawks in the British Challenge Cup.

And Watkins is keen for his younger players to make an impression.

“We are in a good position in the cup, so I am going to bring in some guys from the NIHL team. We will also have
to leave two imports at home.

“In terms of fitness, we will look at the guys in the team and make a decision on who is healthy.

“We haven’t been up to the Blackurn rink for a good few years, so it is exciting to go back there.”

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The Tigers V Sheffield Steeldogs
  • Jeff

    great game lads! Silverthorn is a rockstar. he should get a raise.