Steeldogs shot down in Flames

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It was far from 007 heaven as Sheffield Steeledogs suffered more on-ice agony.

The James Bond-themed match against Guildford Flames ended in a resounding 7-3 loss to make it another double defeat weekend after their 1-0 reverse at Milton Keynes 24 hours earlier.

Now Steeldogs look to stop the rot after three successive home defeats when they entertain Peterborough Phantoms on Saturday (7.30pm). The visitors sit one place and one point below the Sheffield side in the League table but they will be feeling much more confident after shutting out Slough Jets in a 3-0 win on home ice, in contrast to the Jets shutting the Steeldogs down at iceSheffield for a 5-0 win the weekend before.

However, Andre Payette’s men handed out a 5-2 beating to the Phantoms in Peterborough before they slumped to four defeats on the spin.

Tickets available on the night from 6.30pm priced Adult £9, Concession £6.50, Child £3.50 (Under-8s free) and Family £20.

Steeldogs then encounter another War of the Roses battle when they travel to face table-topping Manchester Phoenix on Sunday (5.30pm).

The Sheffield side had dominated the opening 10 minutes of their match against Guildford and took a deserved lead through Man of the Match Greg Wood on 6:22. Flames equalised three minutes later and added two more through David Longstaff and Curtis Huppe only for Wood to bag his second at 33:56.

Unfortunately the visitors restored their two goal advantage a minute later and worse was to follow as Huppe completed his hat-trick as Flames opened up a 7-2 lead. Steve Duncombe grabbed a third goal for Steeldogs but it was a mere consolation.