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Match Reports VS Wildcats & Bees, 11/12th March

On Saturday, in Swindon, the Knights went into the third period 1-0 ahead through a power play marker from Cole Shudra at 23.57.

But after a 49th-minute equaliser from Russ Cowley, they were forced into overtime and then a shootout to earn the extra point on offer.

But that went the way of the hosts after attempts from Colby Tower and Balint Pakozdi beat Sam Gospel while the Knights couldn’t get the better of Wildcats’ netminder Renny Marr.

On Sunday, in Slough, the Knights got off to a blistering start when they went 3-0 ahead with just over five minutes gone through strikes from Kieran Brown– his 50th of the season – defenceman Thomas Barry and Mac Howlett, looking for his third straight hat-trick.

But Howlett was to be denied that honour as the Knights were made to sweat for their 41st league win of the campaign, Dominik Gabaj quickly getting the hosts back in the game at 7.49.

That was how it stayed until the third period when the Bees made it a one-goal game through a power play strike from Will Stead at 44.16.

In an almost carbon copy of Friday’s nervy 6-4 win over Hull, the Knights were hanging on to a slender lead before eventually closing out the game through a late Matt Haywood empty-netter.

That goal helped make it a night for landmarks for the nights, the assist awarded to Cole Shudra bringing up his 100th point for the season.