SWINDON Wildcats player-coach Aaron Nell felt an away win has been coming for his side this season after it proved fourth time lucky at Bracknell Bees on Sunday night.

Nell netted an overtime winner for the Cats to seal a 2-1 success in Berkshire and cap their first four-point weekend in the National League this term, having earlier beaten Hull Pirates 6-3 on home ice on Saturday.

Swindon had run their hosts close during their three previous road fixtures this season, losing a penalty shoot-out at Hull, in overtime at Telford Tigers and by one-goal in normal time at London side Raiders.

With four home wins from four having also been secured, Nell says being able to keep up their ratio of at least a point in each game bodes well for the months ahead.

“We are pleased to get that first four-point weekend and that first away win too. We felt like we deserved it,” said Nell.

“Every away game has been close – they have all been one-goal games.

“For us to be able to pick up four points out of eight away from home is very good. It puts us in a decent spot. We just need to keep on pushing on now.

“Consistency is the key. I know there were a few more this weekend but there haven’t been many away wins so far this season.

“Over the first three weekends, I think there were only five away wins from 28 games.

“To be able to keep picking up points away from home is going to be key. If we can keep doing that and keep up our home form, we will hopefully have a good season.”

Nell’s match-winning strike against Bracknell on Sunday followed up another heroic display against Hull 24 hours earlier, with the Cats coach netting a hat-trick at the Link Centre.

Although pleased to play an important role, Nell says wins for the team remain his primary objective.

“It is always nice to contribute,” said Nell.

“That is what I have to do and what I need to do – that’s my role on the team.

“To be able to help the team is great but it was more important to get two big wins.”