SWINDON Wildcats player-coach Aaron Nell reckons his side’s second-period surge against Leeds Chiefs on Sunday night summed up their mentality throughout their superb winning run in the National League.

The Cats claimed a 4-1 away day success over the Chiefs in Widnes to make it 10 league victories in a row and solidify their place at the top of the table.

Swindon were only 1-0 up with less than two minutes to go in the second period but a quickfire double from Chris Jones and Sam Godfrey added to Edgars Bebris’ opener to put the visitors in total control.

Although Leeds cut the gap in the third period, Luc Johnson soon replied to seal another two points for the Cats.

Nell says finding goals during pressure periods of games has been a standout feature during his side’s superb winning sequence.

“We were under pressure in the second period on Sunday night but we got two big goals in the space of a minute to seal the game,” said Nell.

“We didn’t want to go into the third period with just a one-goal lead, so to get two more at that time put us in a really good position.

“We have been scoring a lot of big goals recently.

“When you are winning, you find a way to come up with those big goals – and that’s what we have been doing in the last five weeks.

“Hopefully we can continue to do that.”

Swindon’s flying form has seen them open up a three-point gap at the top of the table, with the Cats sitting on 28 points from 16 games compared to second-placed Telford Tigers’ haul of 25 from 15.

The two teams meet at the Link Centre this Saturday night in what is sure to be a mouth-watering match.

With a massive game next up for his team, Nell believes there is still scope for even better from his players despite their winning run.

“You obviously can’t plan to win 10 in a row – it is a great achievement,” said Nell.

“We are enjoying the situation, and everyone is enjoying coming to the rink. We need to try to keep it going for as long as possible.

“There is always room for improvement.

“On Saturday night in the home game against Peterborough, we didn’t play our best game over the first two periods but then in the third, we were excellent.

“You always want to push to get better, but we are very happy with where we are right now.”