Hull Pirates’ coach Jason Hewitt says his side have plenty of work to do after splitting the points with Swindon Wildcats.
Pirates top National League North after four wins from four, but found their opening Autumn Cup opponents a tougher prospect.
They went down 8-2 on Saturday to their National One South hosts, but pulled off a terrific 3-2 win in Hull last night.
Hewitt said: “We’d had things our own way up to this weekend, but we know there’s work to be done ahead of next weekend against Basingstoke.
“We’re going for all four trophies this season, so we will be working hard for that.”
Pirates didn’t help themselves on Saturday by losing Lee Haywood on a 2+10 checking from behind penalty in the first period and Bobby Chamberlain on a 10 minute misconduct on 20 minutes. Matty Davies received a third-man-in game misconduct in the third period.
It was 4-0 thanks to Adam Harding, Aaron Nell, Sam Jones and Edgars Bebris before Hewitt put Pirates on the board.
Harding and Sam Towner traded goals for 4-2, but three goals in the last seven minutes from Chris Jones, Loris Taylor and Harding sealed the Wiltshire side’s win.
Last night Chamberlain picked up his second misconduct of the weekend before Wildcats took the lead through Harding. Pirates’ Lee Bonner missed a penalty shot to leave it 1-0 at the first break. Bebris added goal two just before the second interval.
However, two goals in a minute from Hewitt and Chamberlain made it 2-2. A minute later Swindon keeper Renny Marr received a match penalty for fighting and James Archer netted the winner inside the last four minutes.
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