Two goals and a man of the match performance from Nick Whyatt weren’t enough for the Nottingham Lions as they went down 7-2 at the National Ice Centre last Sunday night.

Head Coach Matt Bradbury commented “As a team we switch off at key moments and a lot of that is down to inexperience and that’s when teams like Telford capitalise and take their chances. At times during the game we had Telford on the back foot and outshot them 33-30, whilst we didn’t pick up points it’s key that we keep that fighting spirit. ”

“Telford are a good outfit and should be challenging for honours this season – they are well drilled and have many years of experience”

We face difficult back to back away games this weekend facing Sheffield Spartans (Saturday) and Solihull Barons (Sunday).

“It’s vital that we pick up points this weekend as we are too close to the bottom of the league for comfort. We need players to stop feeling sorry for themselves get their heads down, roll up their sleeves and get on with it.”

Lions netminder Alan Levers will be out for two weeks with an injured knee after a collision with a Telford player during the Lions 7-2 defeat to Telford.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011.